A week after commenting in a British TV interview that Jesus would have supported same-sex marriage, Elton John is feeling a backlash in his home country.

According to ChristianPost.com, those with opposing views include Andrew Marsh of the British conservative group Christian Concern. He told BBC Radio Wales that Elton’s comments are “remarkably ignorant” and “staggeringly arrogant.” Marsh claimed Jesus went “out of His way” to “underline that marriage is between a man and a woman, as God had intended.”