When I read this article I thought many things, but before I get into what I think you should read the article by either clicking the title of this posting which will direct you to MSNBC or reading the quoted text below:
South Korea protesters deem Lady Gaga ‘too homosexual and pornographic’ By Rebecca Macatee, E! Online
Seoul’s underage Little Monsters were out of luck earlier this week when Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Ball” concert became an adults-only event. According to the, a small group of Christians staged a rally outside the South Korean capitol’s Olympic Stadium ahead of the performance. Activists inSeoul had been protesting the concert for a week, calling the 26-year-old’s music and performances “obscene,” with the potential to “taint” young people. One group calling itself the Civilians Network against the Lady Gaga Concert said her show was “too homosexual and pornographic.” Rev. Yoon Jung-hoon, who organized the group, told Reuters the Christian Council of Korea “will take all measures such as boycotting Hyundai Card [a sponsor of Gaga’s tour] to root out this kind of obscene culture.” Joon attended the concert to “monitor” the performance for homosexual content.Gaga is an advocate for gay rights and empowering people of all sexual orientations. “I can hear you, Korea,” the pop star tweeted Thursday night. “I’m shaking.”
First of all, if you think Lady Gaga’s performance is too homosexual for your Christian beliefs, then by all means don’t go to her concerts or listen to her music. You have every right to think that she is too homophobic and inappropriate, but you don’t have a right to force others to live by your religious beliefs. We worry about other people too much in this world and should focus on ourselves. Second, this Rev. Hoon attended the concert to monitor it for homosexual content. Can I just make a guess, but I am seeing a bit of repetitiveness here… Could this end up being the South Korean Ted Haggard? Someone who preaches Christian beliefs and anti-homosexual sermons but is a big homo himself? Why does homosexual content at a concert he would otherwise not be at have any effect on him? If he doesn’t want his children going to it, then don’t let them, but if other parents don’t have an issue with their children seeing it then that’s their choice. Not to mention that Lady Gaga, while like all humans isn’t perfect, is an advocate for human dignity and equality for all. I’m pretty sure Rev. Hoon’s God would be supportive of that.