I’m hoping this post is totally unneeded. However, I felt compelled to write. This past week Lady Gaga came to Nashville. From the News Reports the show was packed. People dressed in all types of weird costumes and waited for the doors to open. Honestly, I’m not much into pop music. In fact, I normally have my radio dial set to some form of talk radio. However, I know who Lady Gaga is.
That being said I can’t say I have paid a lot of attention to her. This changed though with her last couple of songs. First, she had the song born this way. It was as high as the Billboard Top 2, and is now sitting at number 13. One section of the song goes:
Not matter gay, straight, or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I’m on the right tract, baby
I was born to survive
The point of the song is that God made us how we are. It teaches the point that there really is not evil or sin. There are no deviant lifestyles. Instead, we are all born the way we are and therefore should live our life on our own “tract.”
Her newest song, which debut at number 10, is untitled “Judas.” It is obvious, by her release of the single during the Easter Holiday, that she wanted it to be shocking. According to an interview, the song itself uses Judas as a metaphor for darkness that resulted from a bad relationship. She wants to come to the light, but is unable because she is still in love with Judas (metaphor for a boyfriend who keeps her in darkness).
However, I do wonder how many of those listening are actually understanding the song. At face value it appears to be a song in praise of the man who betrayed our Lord, and I understand completely why Christians would be offended by this, but actually another section of the song caught my attention.
It is the section that goes:
In the most Biblical Sense
I am beyond repentace
Fame hooker, prostitute wench, vomits her mind
But in the cultural sense
I speak in future tense
When asked about this, Lady Gaga explained that she viewed herself as an example of what women will be like in the future. She is a trailblazer of sorts, who wants other women to follow her.
This is what worries me the most. She obviously has a huge platform. And she intends on using that platform to influence other women to follow her lead.
So, where is she leading? Well look at her songs. She is leading, those who are listening, to a worldview with no sin or evil. To a radical acceptance of all sorts of deviant lifestyles of being equally good. To a mindset that is outside the Biblical view of womanhood. Ultimately, she is leading a host of people down the broad way to destruction.
My question to those reading: Will you keep on listening? Will you let your kids keep on listening? Or, do you, like me, believe it is time for Christians to turn off Lady Gaga?