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Lady Gaga's Manila Concert - Christians Protest

Discussion in 'News Stand' started by Truehearts, May 22, 2012.

  1. I edited some parts of the articles, as they are unnecessary and too offensive.

    Lady Gaga's Manila concerts face protests
    May 21,2012 - CNN

    (CNN) -- Christian groups in the Philippines planned to protest Lady Gaga's performances there Monday and Tuesday, just after Muslim protests have cast doubt whether she will be allowed to perform in Indonesia.

    "This protest is not against Lady Gaga as a person but on her music and on how she declares distorted views about the Lord Jesus Christ," said Reuben Abante, bishop of Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church and secretary-general of Biblemode Youth, which is leading the protests.
    Reached by phone, Abante said he expected a couple thousand protesters outside the Manila venue, Mall of Asia Arena, Monday night for a grand prayer rally before the concert. "We are Christian Filipinos. She comes to our land. For us, this is something that should not be shown to the youth we have."

    His brother, the group's president, is former Congressman Benny Abante, himself a pastor.
    Of particular offense to the group is the pop star's song, "Judas," with lyrics like, "Whoa whoa I'm in love with Juda-as, Jud-as," "Jesus is my virtue and Judas is the demon I cling to I cling to."
    This is something that should not be shown to the youth we have
    Bishop Reuben Abante, Lighthouse Bible Baptist Church
    Lady Gaga's Filipino promoter, Ovation Productions, is run by Renen de Guia, who is described on the company's website as a born-again Christian. Attempts to reach him were not successful.

    At the heart of Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" tour is her message to gay youth to embrace and accept their sexual identities.

    Lady Gaga tells Manila: “I’m not a creature of your government…”
    May 22, 2012 - PEP

    The Mother Monster (her moniker) marked the debut of Mall of Asia Arena with larger-than-life sets, a huge group of little monsters, avant garde fashion, and a repertoire that knows no bounds.
    Despite the protests led by a number of Christian youths, the American singer rendered the controversial "Judas," which earned a thunderous cheers from her Pinoy fans.
    To which, Lady Gaga remarked, “Oh, you like this song, huh…”
    And, she was not in the least bothered by the censorship issue because the 26-year-old hitmaker uttered...

    In between her songs, she exclaimed, “Manila, are you having fun? If you’re not..!”
    But when it's time to confront her critics, Lady Gaga turned emotional:
    “I’m not an alien, I’m not a woman, I’m not a man, and I’m not a creature of your government, Manila.
    “I’m all your dreams and I’m all your potential. Let me be all your insecurities and your fears.
    “I’m your future… I’m everything that makes you sad and angry.
    “I’m you, little monsters.
    “Tonight’s not a statement. Tonight’s us coming together because we believe we were all born this way.
    “Some people say I stand for things that are bad.
    “The truth is: I want the best for every single one of you..."

    And just before leaving the stage, she told the audience, “It’s all about the truth... It's the...truth that people in the world need to be free and be proud of who they are.”

    It shocked me to the very core to read this news.
    Last night, I think some hours after the concert,
    I was awaken by great lightnings, thunders & rains,the rain was so hard,
    I thought there was a storm, and the lightning could fear anyone...I couldnt get back to sleep.
    We had a hot & sunny day the day before, so it was really surprising to see that much weather change.
    I dont know if its just me but I think Someone is really mad that the concert did push through in our country,
    and the fact that a lot of celebrities,who claimed to be christians as well even supported her.
    I felt anger from God in every lightning that I saw. I am very disturbed.And fearful for our country.
    The clouds are all getting dark again and in a few hours as I am writing this thread the 2nd night of the concert will go again in Manila.

    What happened in the concert, the things she say, it's definitely clear where this is coming from. And her songs, I have no idea what the other lyrics are, Im not interested to know,what I have read is enough. But I have no words of how devastated I am, especially because I know that there are already a great deal of homosexual teens here... and that this is like a great seal of approval for them. And its more than that, this is a very serious matter. I read in a social site too that the next song to be release will be "Illuminati Trap" to which she is singing for all the souls she had captured. :(

    I hope you will take this opportunity to pray for this matter. For the people who idolizes her, to those who sing her songs & those who supports her advocacy for homosexuality, that they may be enlightened. In Jesus name, nothing is impossible. Im greatly thankful of how the youth Christians in Manila lit candles & prayed outside the concert arena. The battle is not finish as long as there are people who stands for Christ.

    Let's be all watchful.

    Revelations 17
    2 With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.”
    3 Then the angel carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. There I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was covered with blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet, and was glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls. She held a golden cup in her hand, filled with abominable things and the filth of her adulteries.
  2. #2 Brighthouse, May 22, 2012
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
    Not wanting to hit this one to hard,but if you first remember she was a no body! All of a sudden out of no where she became what she is.Consider this. Matt 16:26 Some will sell there souls.Sammy Davis Junior did.Mark Twain did, others have.

    Back in 1966 a satan group known as the coven was born,named by a man who used to be a circus trainer,Anton Levey,now deceased,one of his close friends along with Levey daughter runs it now as far as I know.This very secret coven is still in San Fransciso California.Many stars have gone there to receive a charm,or even to join them. The god of this world has the power to grant things,but there is a cost.( 2 Cor 4:4)

    There is always a cost for anything we wish to obtain! The difference for us, is eternal life rather then eternal death in a place we would not even want to see,let alone be dropped in! Jesus was tempted by such riches( matt 4:8-9) To sell ones soul is ones own concern,a concern they have no idea of what they are doing until there end.

    They have chosen to believe a lie rather then the truth,and they preach this lie,because the father of all lies is in them( john 8:44).Some people call themselves a religion,such as I am a catholic a lutheren etc.. Many say I believe in God as well!They do, but who they serve they do not wish to speak on.But we know them by there fruits. It is very sad indeed! But once again Jesus is telling all peoples in all lands this!( rom 13:11-14!!!) Some will see, some will be as the prophecy of Isaiah.( Matt 13:14-15) And even some more will die to our faith in Jesus!

    There is always a cost to any service rendered. We will pay the cost to Jesus,some will pay the cost to the enemy,but the cost they pay, they have no idea the cost,for if they did,they would not pay it. What will a man or a women give in exchange for there own soul?? Those in Christ know the cost,but those of the enemy are deceived by what they see NOW! What they do not see is eternal! ( 2 Cor 4:18)
  3. #3 rizen1, May 22, 2012
    Last edited: May 22, 2012
    There was a rumor that she was too perform in the caribbean. I contacted a Christian friend about the rumor Last year June 24th.
    In a detailed message I told her once she performs the country will enter a new era.

    Two weeks later she responded

    As you can see the response did not acknowledge anything I said. We look at the world and we complain, but in all honesty I do not expect much from the world. I expect only righteous acts from those who claim to be children of God, the God of Abraham creator of everything. The musician aka the lady who gags who practice witchcraft and demonstrates herself to be a believer of Aleister Crowley. They both promote " Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."

    Is the church too busy to see what is going on around them, I hope not. May 2012 She's still busy, waiting on that response message.


  4. I think a quiet Jericho March around that venue calling on the Lord to intervene in that situation would be much more effective than noisy, sign-waving demonstrations

  5. #5 Brighthouse, May 23, 2012
    Last edited: May 23, 2012
    ROFLOL SpiritLedEd!!!! a Quiet Jericho march??? LOL I love that!! I saw my very first one in a place in Ohio,I was invited by a brother to his Church. I do not know if you know the song,they sang,It went, and they did not sing this quietly either!! LOL "When we all get to heaven what great and glorious day that will be!!!!! When we all see Jesus we will sing and shout the victory!!!" The Pastor had just ended his sermon on Victory in Jesus,and wham!!!

    Out of no where this song gets played, the whole church stands up,and begins to march around the Church!! Well!! I was just saved!! perhaps a few weeks earlier! I had never seen any whole church get up and just start marching!! But march they did, The Pastor leading the way! I just sat there in complete awe!!

    The brother I was with began to march with them as well! I quickly went into the Bible to see what in the world this was all about!! And yes indeed Ed I found the story of the walls of Jericho! ( hebrews 11:30) (the story in Joshua the 6th chapter) They were coming around the church for the 7th time,and they then just stopped singing!!

    Jumped up in the air made a loud sound, then began praising the Lord from there seats?? Quiet??? LOL Anything but quiet!!! Thanks Ed!! You took me back to a time I sure was blown away from something I had never seen before in any Church! By the way thanks Rizen!! I love Keith Green to, I was so sorry he passed,he will be missed!!

    If any of you have never seen a Church ever do this,well let me tell you, if you do not get goose bumps all over then you are not alive!! LOL I was in shock! The brother turned at me he smiled and said do not worry this happens all the time here. LOL OK!!! Thanks Ed for making me laugh so hard when you said quiet!!
  6. #6 fallen, Nov 22, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2012
    Could we see this performer is indeed possessed by something that is enigmatic and wants you to either follow or disdain. With and income in the tens of millions this performer is pushed into the limelight and moulded by the producers and shakers and makers of the industry. The Christian Industry which is worth Millions too are directed non-the same as the secular. Is there collusion that belies the true motive to what we listen to and be influenced by? Meaning we take in what is being voiced to us by melodious music.

    There is a choice to either listen to others or be directed by another voice.

    Jesus asks us would we wear meat and have a joint on stage as compared to "The Wiggles"with the young-uns watching on. Marilyn Manson has moved on…meet Gaga.
  7. #7 Rev T.S.Perkins, Nov 23, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012
    WOW...THESE ARE POWERFUL PICTURES INDEED...And yes the church is asleep in the light..It used to be a conventional word preached to a conventional people..No longer the case .!! we are now in need of the Church to take a conventional word and teach it in unconventional ways to a people who are no longer conventional....GAGA Draws the crowds she does because her audience is drawn to her due to how differant she presents her message in her songs ..WE must break out of the stuffy church mode and get equally excited about The good news of the Gospel...Dont water it down but seek God in new and creative ways to share the Gospel...and then be doers of what He tells us ......Rev

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