Elton John's partner on why he accepted invite to perform at Rush Limbaugh's wedding

Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John

Last Tuesday, Tammye Nash wondered why Elton would sing at Rush’s wedding.

Today, People magazine gave us the answer.

Speaking for his partner, David Furnish said, “Life is about building bridges, not walls.”

Furnish said Elton was surprised to receive the invitation. When he realized it was sincere, he saw it as an opportunity “to go where people wouldn’t expect me to go.”

While John reports that he got along just fine with the couple, Limbaugh apparently tried to counterbalance John’s appearance with his choice of officiating pastor.

Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Ken “the Hutch” Hutcherson, the anti-gay pastor at Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, Wash., performed the ceremony, according to Seattle Weekly. Hutcherson was one of the leading campaigners to recall the state’s domestic partnership law. That recall failed and domestic partnerships remain in place in Washington state.

—  David Taffet