Elton John protester cleared by Atlanta judge

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When part-time Atlantan Eton John isn’t polishing the racket of tennis stud Andy Roddick or selling his soul to the Republican devil, he’s busy swatting down the crazies. He got no help from an Atlanta judge on Monday.

Anti-abortion activist Neal Horsley was in an Atlanta courtroom on Monday to defend himself against charges stemming from his picketing of the gay singer’s Buckhead condo. His well-crafted message? “Elton John Must Die.”

imageHorsley may lack wit and subtlety, but he does get the message across.

Horsley aimed his ire at John (top photo) when he suggested in February that Jesus was a compassionate gay man. Horsley knows little of compassion: He’s operated Web sites listing the names of doctors performing abortions.

The judge was neither impressed with John nor the criminal charges and dismissed the case against Horsley.

With that behind him, John can now focus on his June 26 performance in Belarus. That country’s Public Council for Morality is investigating ahead of the appearance to make sure John isn’t too gay for the former Soviet bloc nation.

John seems to stay in the spotlight, either by offering Roddick’s “Full Monty” (bottom photo) up for charity, proving his stamina is better than yours, whining about wanting a kid or joining with an anti-gay preacher to help anti-gay radio jock Rush Limbaugh get hitched for the fourth time.


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