Singer Sir Elton John says he's “fed up” with the rhetoric of gay rights opponents, including the church.

The 63-year-old new dad told The Associated Press that he's tired of hearing hateful messages against the gay and lesbian community.

Sir Elton said America needs more dialogue and less “stone throwing.”

“We need people to say, 'OK. I'm straight. You're gay. Let's get along,” he said. “I'm sick and tired of people being hateful to each other in this country.”

“The church is losing people left, right and center because people are fed up with the rhetoric that they're giving them,” he added.

The Rocket Man singer helped raise more than $3 million last week for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), a group formed specifically to support a challenge to California's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, at the Beverly Hills estate of Ron Burke.

“I think I have it all,” Sir Elton told the 750-person crowd. “I have a wonderful career, a wonderful life. I have my health, I have a partner of 17 years, and now I have a son. I don't have everything because I don't have the respect of the church or like politicians who tell me that I'm not worthy, that I'm lesser because I'm gay. Well, fuck you!”

Sir Elton, however, disappointed fans two years ago when he said he was satisfied with civil unions. His partner, David Furnish, and he entered a UK civil partnership in 2005. The couple welcomed baby Zachary Jackson Levon Furnish-John in California on Christmas Day.