Elton Johnpraises George W. Bush and ‘conservative American politicians’ [VIDEO]
Published: 4:42 PM 07/23/2012
By Nicholas Ballasy
Elton John praised former President George W. Bush and “conservative American politicians” for pledging billions of dollars to “save the lives of Africans with HIV.” He also credited hip-hop artist Jay-Z with starting a “domino effect” in the African-American community to support gay marriage.
“We’ve seen George W. Bush and conservative American politicians pledge tens of billions to save the lives of Africans with HIV. Think of all the love. Think of where we’d be without it, nowhere, that’s where. We’d be nowhere at all,” John said at the International AIDS conference in Washington on Monday.
“Thanks to all this compassion, thanks to all this love, more than 8 million people are on treatment. Thanks to people who have chosen to care and to act, we can see an end to this epidemic on the horizon.”
The Grammy award winner also addressed what he called “changes of attitude” toward same-sex marriage, especially in the African-American community.
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