Perhaps he didn't mean what he said. But he did say, "I would ban religion completely."
"I think religion has always tried to turn hatred toward gay people," Elton John said in the Observer newspaper's Music Monthly Magazine. "Religion promotes the hatred and spite against gays."
To propose a "ban" on something is to propose that heavily-armed SWAT teams be sent to homes of violators, to be locked up in prison with sociopaths to be raped, unless they resist arrest, in which case they can be shot.
And this is the antidote to "hate?"
Muslims imprison Christians, atheists imprison Christians, now homosexuals want to "ban" (imprison) Christians.
There are 200 million self-described Christians in America. What percentage of them want to "ban" (imprison) homosexuals, atheists, or Muslims (apart from any crimes they may commit)? How does this compare with atheists and homosexuals?
Does Elton John also want to "ban" the religion of Secular Humanism? No, of course not. By "religion" he means Christianity, primarily.
Christianity has moved the world away from "banning" things. Jesus Christ was the Banned; the Bannee, not the Banner. The Bible commands us to "follow His steps." That command was not immediately heeded by those who followed pagan Rome, but the salt has done a remarkable job of seasoning Western Civilization.
More Christians are interested in having the freedom to use their money to propagate their own values than they are in using force against ideas they disagree with. Christians don't want their tax dollars used by Elton John teaching their children that homosexuality is OK. Simple.
Instead of banning Christianity, atheists should try to get Christians to follow Christ more consistently. With just a little nudge, millions of Christians could become libertarians. But Elton John is not a libertarian. He is a fascist.
Every single person who signed the Constitution believed that homosexuality was contrary to "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God." Jefferson proposed castrating them. But Christians, as they become more consistent with the Savior's teachings, move away from force and violence as a solution to personal and social problems. On the other hand, as atheists become more consistent with their underlying philosophy that humans are no more valuable than cockroaches, they set up gulags in the Soviet Union and laogai in China.
God created human beings "male and female." God, not government, defines marriage. Jesus commands His followers to pray for, bless, love, and even give their lives for those who rebel against God's Law. This is called "homophobia."