Church leaders are trying to ban Sir Elton John from their Caribbean island because he is gay.
The star is due to play at Plymouth Jazz Festival in Tobago next month, but church authorities say his presence might tempt local people to become homosexual. Philip Isaac, Archdeacon of Trinidad and Tobago, said Elton's lifestyle failed to conform to Biblical teaching.
He added: "The artist is one of God's children and while his lifestyle is questionable he needs to be ministered unto. His visit to the island can open the country to be tempted towards pursuing his lifestyle."
Homosexuals can be barred from entering the country, but it is thought no-one has ever actually been turned away at immigration because of their sexuality. Promoters of the Plymouth Jazz Festival said Elton would perform as scheduled.