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Lady Gaga Is Latest Celeb to Abuse Catholic Imagery in Hollywood's 'War on Religion'
FOX ^ | June 11, 2010 | Hollie McKay

Posted on 06/12/2010 7:35:36 AM PDT by GonzoII

Queen of controversy Lady Gaga is making headlines for yet another racy video featuring highly sexualized material combined with religious imagery. But while some argue Gaga has crossed the line between edgy and tasteless, her use of distorted Catholic imagery speaks to a rising trend in Hollywood.

The pop princess, real name Stefani Germanotta, recently released the music video for her single “Alejandro” and has sparked quite the outcry given its saturation of controversial imagery, including her swallowing rosary beads in a latex-version of a nun’s habit, holding the crucifix in front of her crotch and simulating group sex with a bunch of beefed-up men, who are nearly naked save for underwear and high heels.

Even fellow songstress Katy Perry, who comes from a religious upbringing, hinted her disdain for the music video last weekend when she tweeted, "Using blasphemy as entertainment is as cheap as a comedian telling a fart joke.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: anticatholicism; blasphemy; catholic; catholicbashing; culturalmeltdown; culturewars; hollywood; ladygaga; music
 Who is like unto God?........ Lk:10:18:
 And he said to them: I saw Satan like lightning falling from heaven.
1 posted on 06/12/2010 7:35:36 AM PDT by GonzoII
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To: Mrs. Don-o; NYer

Ping.


2 posted on 06/12/2010 7:36:42 AM PDT by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

Lady Gaga needs to suffer in silence...

she is successful....she went to Catholic School.

she should thank Catholic School for making her a success.


3 posted on 06/12/2010 7:38:36 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GonzoII

Here is the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqrrmev4mA


4 posted on 06/12/2010 7:38:52 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: GonzoII

I believe you mean ‘Hollyweird.”


5 posted on 06/12/2010 7:40:12 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: GonzoII

As if Katy Perry—the woman who was made famous by her song about lesbian love—has any right to chide another artist about inappropriate artistry.


6 posted on 06/12/2010 7:40:58 AM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: GonzoII
Statement: "Lady Gaga Is Latest Celeb to Abuse Catholic Imagery in Hollywood's 'War on Religion'"

Response: It is NOT a war against religion it is a war against Christianity and the civilization with which it is inextricably bound.

7 posted on 06/12/2010 7:41:53 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Perdogg

I can’t wait until she and Adam Flambert team up for the most awesome video ever.


8 posted on 06/12/2010 7:44:11 AM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: GonzoII

I hate these things. Not because they would damage religion itself, or God, in any way. But they betray an utter disrespect/hate for others’ deep and most private feelings. I see Madonna, GaGa and their ilk as mere narcissists, loveless and meaningless mental midgets.

The less said about them, the better.


9 posted on 06/12/2010 7:46:23 AM PDT by Ayn And Milton
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To: GonzoII

Havent we been through this all before with that woman Maddona?

Is the ga-ga person a transvestite?


10 posted on 06/12/2010 7:46:44 AM PDT by Chickensoup (The Acting President....is an incompetent puppet of Soros.)
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To: GonzoII; All

I don’t understand the tastless fascination some folks here have with this retarded tree-dweller.


11 posted on 06/12/2010 7:48:59 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Chickensoup

Yes.
No.


12 posted on 06/12/2010 7:50:03 AM PDT by Jagermonster (They will not force us. They will stop degrading us. They will not control us. We will be victorious)
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To: Jagermonster

Yes.
No.

Are you sure? She looks like a boy and I always see her at some homosexual rally or another.


13 posted on 06/12/2010 7:51:58 AM PDT by Chickensoup (The Acting President....is an incompetent puppet of Soros.)
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To: GonzoII

I hope you’re happy. I just sat through the 8+ minute video. Now... the imagary will be with me every time I hear the song. (which I really liked until this moment)
http://www.ladygaga.com


14 posted on 06/12/2010 7:52:33 AM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: GonzoII

“Lady GaGa” - (what is lady-like or “gaga” about her???) is a repetitive purveyor of sex-injected crappy and unoriginal pop music.


15 posted on 06/12/2010 7:54:39 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Dexter Morgan

At least she has come right out and said publicly she doesn’t condone it. More than can be said about the rest of entertainment industry.

I give her props for doing so, even if she did sing about kissing a girl.


16 posted on 06/12/2010 7:59:45 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: nagdt; CaptainK
I am not a fan of her per se, although I like some of her music. The homoerotic dancer with moe hair cuts in the video is so blase and cliche is pretty much easy to ignore. The only scene which I felt was really unnecessary is when she swallows the cruxific. That part she could have easily done without. The rest of it is so silly like an bad Italian Federico Fellini movie.
17 posted on 06/12/2010 8:01:59 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: SZonian

The gay community actually trashed her for the song.


18 posted on 06/12/2010 8:02:58 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: SZonian

Doing so just makes her a hypocrite. It’s not like she’s a role model of Catholic piety...

Her music, her actions, the way she dresses, and her shacking up with the anti-American Russell Brand all betray her Catholic heritage.

The irony is that the church gave her the opportunity to develop her singing talent.


19 posted on 06/12/2010 8:06:04 AM PDT by Dexter Morgan (Everyone hides who they are.)
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To: GonzoII

She’s really “pushing the envelope” there. /s


20 posted on 06/12/2010 8:07:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GonzoII

I’m sure God has a special place for her when her time comes - unless she has a “come to Jesus” meeting while still here on earth.


21 posted on 06/12/2010 8:12:36 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: Ayn And Milton
The less said about them, the better.

I agree. They do this for the attention and they have to keep topping themselves each time. They WANT us to talk about them - if we ignore them, they lose.

22 posted on 06/12/2010 8:12:51 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: GonzoII

She’s really just a Plain Jane with an empty soul.


24 posted on 06/12/2010 8:22:50 AM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Tench_Coxe

The woman in front has a nice booty.


25 posted on 06/12/2010 8:38:33 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: GonzoII

Satan really thinks he can swallow up the Lord Jesus Christ and destroy Him and make Him go away? No - Satan has read the end of the story - he knows what will happen to him.


26 posted on 06/12/2010 8:48:54 AM PDT by Esther Ruth
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To: GonzoII

inane euro-esque techno garbage with no soul. i suppose they have to try to sell this schlock somehow.


27 posted on 06/12/2010 8:49:08 AM PDT by lonster
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To: GonzoII

Imagine the bloodcurdling screams of human horror and agonizing pain as hot blobs of fire came down from the skies and totally consumed the town of Gommorah, hit people on their heads as they tried to run around for useless, hopeless protection. Imagine how they finally woke up to their sin, but too late, and how smug and arrogant they were just a few moments before.


28 posted on 06/12/2010 8:57:03 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Enemy sighted. Fix electoral bayonets. Powder dry. On my command. Ready. CHARGE! (2010 is upon us))
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To: GonzoII

The Times (London) week of 3-11 AUG 1994: “When the depraved becomes the norm, what’s depraved anymore?”


29 posted on 06/12/2010 9:04:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Perdogg
What complete, utter trash this video is. This woman has no talent. The words to the song could have been written by a third-grader. Just repetitive, mindless chanting. She can't dance either. Just another excuse to denigrate Christians.
30 posted on 06/12/2010 9:15:27 AM PDT by libertymaker
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To: Perdogg

That song sounds like something Ace of Base would have put out back in the early 90’s.


31 posted on 06/12/2010 9:18:56 AM PDT by OCC
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To: GonzoII

Is Ms. Germanotta a baptized Roman Catholic, or not?


32 posted on 06/12/2010 9:20:00 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

According to her bio she went to Convent of the Sacred Heart of New York.


33 posted on 06/12/2010 9:31:23 AM PDT by Perdogg (Nancy Pelosi did more damage to America on 03/21 than Al Qaeda did on 09/11)
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To: Dexter Morgan
Hollywood is so predictable. Even the things they intend to be shocking are cliches. If they weren't cowards, but were the iconoclasts they claim to be, they would give us Lady Gaga clubbing a baby seal, or harpooning a whale, but that ain’t gonna happen.
34 posted on 06/12/2010 9:55:47 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: RegulatorCountry
Is Ms. Germanotta a baptized Roman Catholic, or not?

Apparently she is and my wife after watching some documentary about her told me how she apparently prayed with the other crew before any concert, etc.

My reaction was more 'yeah whatever', and I seem to be correct :)

I think the singer MIA put it best when she called Gaga an excellent mimic, most of Gaga's songs borrow from other famous ones, for example Poker Face borrows from Boney M's Ma Baker, and this song seems to borrow from Abba's Fernando.

Boney M, Ma Baker:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhTgUulWUPI&feature=fvst

ABBA, Fernando:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQsjAbZDx-4

So a limited talent entertainer trying to keep the gravy train going...if not for the ignorance of past music from her fans she would be a nobody.
35 posted on 06/12/2010 10:23:56 AM PDT by battousai (The mainstream media; as honest as the French are clean.)
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To: battousai

What popularity that ... performer has is due to the complete alienation exhibited. It’s bothersome that so many find that appealing.


36 posted on 06/12/2010 10:31:09 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Vaquero

she is successful....she went to Catholic School.

she should thank Catholic School for making her a success.


The Catholic school did....what to give her that voice?


37 posted on 06/12/2010 1:14:03 PM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 14 days.)
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To: Grunthor
The Catholic school did....what to give her that voice?

I dunno...I never heard her...and only recently heard OF her.(nor will I hear her if I ever get the chance to avoid it).

I am assuming she had the SMARTS to parlay a NO TALENT music style into a livelihood.

and that is all I am saying.

38 posted on 06/12/2010 1:52:26 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I am assuming she had the SMARTS to parlay a NO TALENT music style into a livelihood.

and that is all I am saying.


I heard her. Amazing voice but not really music that I care for. Kids had the radio on a station that I didn’t approve of (I listen to air1) and there she was. Disgusting lyrics sung with a beautiful voice.


39 posted on 06/12/2010 1:55:06 PM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 14 days.)
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To: Grunthor
musically, I am stuck in the 60s, 70s...(also some 40’s, 50’s.)

I have no idea what her music is...only what I see of her in pictures on the net.

she is quite a show person and she is smart enough to know how to use that.

My Catholic School nun teachers beat a work ethic into me and I did well. I assume in a perverted way that same work ethic worked for her too.

40 posted on 06/12/2010 2:03:29 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

“My Catholic School nun teachers beat a work ethic into me and I did well. I assume in a perverted way that same work ethic worked for her too.”

You might have a point there. Not that I would know personally, no one beat a work ethic into me.


41 posted on 06/12/2010 2:06:24 PM PDT by Grunthor (Getting married, T minus 14 days.)
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To: Grunthor
Not that I would know personally, no one beat a work ethic into me.

well I was speaking figuratively, of course...

...with pointers, yardsticks and noogies

42 posted on 06/12/2010 2:36:32 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GonzoII

I saw this woman when she was on the Larry King Show and my God I could not believe what an idiot she was. She literally could not string together two coherent sentences. I had to change the channel.


43 posted on 06/12/2010 6:27:18 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: GonzoII

I look at her the same way I look at my two year old throwing a tantrum. I look away and ignore. Seriously, she’s a two year old jumping up and down screaming, “Look at me” and I refuse to indulge her. To completely ignore her would be the harshest punishment of all.


44 posted on 06/12/2010 6:46:13 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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