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Seriously!?

The Catholic Church is going after Lady GaGa over her upcoming music video for Judas, where she will reportedly portray Mary Magdalene.

President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Bill Donahue, blasted GaGa, calling the video a "stunt." He added:

"People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga. I find Gaga to be increasingly irrelevant. Is this the only way to jet up her performance? This isn’t random, we are getting closer to Holy Week and Easter."

Oh, please. He couldn't be further from the truth!

Leave GaGa alone and focus your time and energy on more worthwhile causes.

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324 comments to “Catholic Church Goes After GaGa Over Judas

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  1. 1

    First, if she's "increasingly irrelevant", why is he talking about her. Second, don't Catholics have more important things to worry about?



  2. 2

    Gosh… the whole thing of Judas and Maria Magdanlena its so overrated and has been done so MANY times to get attention. This is like the oldest desperate call for attention.



  3. 3

    I think this is the first time i agree with the catholic church. She is nothing but outfits and gimmicks. and would someone remind her that she is not a gay man.



  4. 4

    Just leave GaGa alone…she's just expressing her amazing style…I'm sure there are like a lot more people who have done this also.



  5. 5

    People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga.

    The guy is sooo right!



  6. 6

    I feel like she only does it to provoke, its not about the music anymore… BORING!



  7. 7

    I totally agree with him



  8. 8

    Someone is always going to be going after somebody about something.

    Keep doing what you do Gaga.



  9. 9

    Lady Gaga is a great performer, but can't she show a little respect when it comes to religion, why is she so obsessed with the Catholic church??? 1st in Alejandro dressing up as a nun and playing like an idiot with a rosary and now this? … I don't get it.

    The Catholic church gets blasted enough, but it's also the only church that respect other religions and doesn't discriminate against gays. so honestly can't she just do something else besides throwing blasphemy around???
    I like her, but its getting harder and harder to like her with her doing stupid shit like this… don't mess with something like religion and expect to not be told that it isnt right. it's like her portraying hitler like if he were a good guy, Jewish people would be greatly insulted.

    it's simple, just show some RESPECT! thats it.



  10. 10

    What part of this article do you not agree with or are confused by Perez? It's so obvious……….lol wow.

  11. brenz says – reply to this


    11

    …. this is NOT the "Catholic Church". It's an American organization that happens to have Catholic in the name, is not funded by or really related to the Catholic Church in any way other than its members belonging to the Church. This is not the official opinion of the Catholic Church, they have better things to do than worry about Lady Gaga.



  12. 12

    He's right, Lady GaGa is nothing but stunts. She can't sell anything based on talent (cause she has none!) so she dresses like an idiot and does stupid shit like this. And of COURSE it has to happen near Easter, because Lady GaGa is a one trick pony!



  13. 13

    she just wants attention, remember she is a FAME MONSTER.



  14. 14

    Her ability to avoid irrelevancy is amazing. Bravo! And as far as the religious angle….it's played, boring and every bit UN-shocking. BUT, again, we're still talking about her regardless, so good job, Gaga! Fan-fucking-tastic………….



  15. 15

    They should go back to molesting little boys. They know about that!



  16. 16

    It's just like Slutty GaGa to play the Bible's most infamous whore.



  17. 17

    Can't wait to see the remixed version of "Like a Prayer"! lol. Wonder what else Gaga can rip off of Madonna?



  18. 18

    I am not so sure the catholic church has so much room to talk. Also didn't this same catholic league complain about Kathy Griffins Suck it Jesus routine. I think she did research and found out it is just one guy in a basement complaining about stupid stuff and has nothing t o do with the actual church. I mean shouldn't they worry about arresting priests than GaGa. Priorities are out of wack.



  19. 19

    she was raised going to a Catholic school, so of course religion plays a big part of who she is as an artist. If you don't know all the facts on gaga, don't bash. Better yet, if your just bashing, why are you taking the time out to comment on a article about her.



  20. 20

    who gives a fuck about church anymore! GAGA ANG GOD ROCK!



  21. 21

    Well what do you expect?



  22. 22

    "People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga." Lmaooooo owned. Literally following the steps of GrandMadonna. So should we be expecting a sex book from Lady ReRun anytime soon? Flop.



  23. 23

    Perez please get over yourself on this one. I love you Perez, but come on…seriously? You have a strong opinion on EVERYTHING and as soon as someone has an opinion on gaga or obama you go insane and totally diminish their opinions. Leave the Catholic church alone (think about it this way, when people attack the gays you don't think it is right…so the same goes for those who attack Catholics) leave them alone.



  24. 24

    Wow for once a Catholic priest nails it on the head. Gaga is IRRELEVANT, her single is plummeting on iTunes at 13. LMAO! BTW of course the tranny is using sacrelidge to gain attention. Didn't Katy Perry call the tranny out on doing this before. She's ran out of ideas and will soon hit the bargain barrel.



  25. 25

    Father Bill seems to be in a bad mood… maybe he's run out of boys to molest.



  26. 26

    The Catholic church has a point on this one, as much as I hate to say it. Way to call Gaga out on the obvious that drones like Mario refuse to acknowledge.

  27. cymro says – reply to this


    27

    Totally agree. Gaga's Fame album worked because it was trashy and fun - her new rebranding of the second coming of Madonna is actually uncomfortable to watch. And, as a gay man, I'm tired of her acting as though she's my spokesperson and saviour.



  28. 28

    She is just doing this to provoke catholics which actually is pretty sad. She is so starved for atttention that she will do just about anything. Why doesn't she dress like a muslim or jew or anything else. What is her obsession with the catholic church. Show some respect….. isn't that what all gays want perez?



  29. 29

    He makes a point, and why does she feel the need to use these images other than to stir up controversy, LIKE A PRAYER anyone???? gaga is letdownletdown…there is no originality… what i dont get is why do they ALWAYS bash on the Catholic church? ive seen other religions with just as much scandal and condemning gays…just cuz its the biggest religion?? im gay and Catholic…while i try to like gaga this is just blah



  30. 30

    Ladys gags me out is just one step below a dirty diaper thrown under a car at walmart… really classy!



  31. 31

    Welcome to the Gay-GaGa-Glee website!!
    =
    All Gay
    +
    All GaGa
    +
    All Glee
    =
    All the time!!

    Same shit, different day.



  32. 32

    It has been done before, but the Catholic church needs to become more active in real causes like helping the relief effort in Japan. Instead, they're worried about Easter where they can act as if nothing bad is happening in the world.

    Also, stop praying for people and help them out instead. Praying for someone and not helping them, is like putting blinders over your eyes.



  33. 33

    The catholic church is a JOKE.
    First they wouldn't get off Madonna's dick for 2 decades, now it's Gaga.
    Meanwhile they continue to rape children and instill fear in their beliefs. Fuck the pope.



  34. 34

    I don't like having to agree with that guy, he's known to hate everything, but dammit, he's right here. Tacky, tacky, already done to death.



  35. 35

    Well Mary Magdalene was a whore, so she's not far off. Didn't the Catholic church Saint her or something? Maybe that's why they're up in arms. They Saint EVERYONE!!



  36. 36

    Nicte De Leon-Calvi, I totally agree with you!
    I think she should just show some respect! She keeps saying how we should all respect one another and then she totally disrespects catholics!
    And Perez, will you ever stop sucking up to her? It's like if she kills someone you would still support her ass!!!!



  37. 37

    really? some people dont have lives. its 300% okay if you dont like GaGa or her music, but calling her talentless is just ridiculos. and shouldnt jesus freaks be promoting love like GaGa



  38. 38

    I dare Lady Tranny Gaga to make fun of Muhammed!!!

  39. Low says – reply to this


    39

    Does this guy molest little boys??????



  40. 40

    Re: Ashabash00 – Is your name Asha? That is my 10 yr old daughter's name! :)



  41. 41

    The Catholic Church should focus on paedophile priests not singers and actors. As for Judas and Mary Magdalene , they are not the property of Vatican so fuck off.

  42. Laury says – reply to this


    42

    Meh, what can you do. Madonna had to deal with the same kind of backlash back in the day, but she didn't let that stop her, and neither will Gaga.



  43. 43

    Re: Jerv23325
    im sorry but i dont buy GaGa music because of her outfits or stunts. i buy her music cuz she is one of the best of all time. you cant go around saying what isnt true



  44. 44

    This kind of thing didn't hurt Madonna. Gaga is free to express herself on the subject and if people don't like it then don't watch it.



  45. 45

    mary magdalene was a freakin prostitute who cares



  46. 46

    I agree with Perez here, for the first time in a long while. The church should be worried about apologising to victims of abuse and righting their wrongs, not spending their time commenting on popular music.



  47. 47

    i completely agree with him.

  48. j.no says – reply to this


    48

    As an atheist that was raised going to private schools even I can see this an obvious publicity stunt. Its quite disrespectful.



  49. 49

    "The Catholic Church is going after Lady GaGa over her upcoming music video for Judas, where she will reportedly portray Mary Magdalene."

    If she is really portray Mary Maddalene then that is offensive to Catholics all over the world. I understand all Lady Gaga fans are in "atheist" mode but you have to respect people's religious views. If this allegation is true then it is extremely offensive and Lady Gaga should be ashamed of herself for such blasphemy.

    You cant have it both ways. You can release a song preaching tolerance and then you go do something this obscene when you should be respecting people's religious views as well. Isn't that part of tolerance? #justsayin



  50. 50

    She is the Vatican's Illuminatti slave that is pushing it's Anti Christ agenda for the New World Order.



  51. 51

    She doesn't really have any faith in her own music. She either has to dance around in jail in her bra and panties or hang upside down with blood dripping from her body or arrive at an award show in a pod or criticize someone else's religion… ANYTHING to get attention and have people NOT focus on her voice. She's well aware when someone is stepping on HER beliefs, but doesn't give a shit if she steps on someone else's.



  52. 52

    No one even knows what this song or video will be about. I personally hope it will be profound. GaGa spent her entire school life in Catholic school. She's going to have plenty of opinions on the subject. Let's WAIT and see what she has to show us.

  53. Shaun says – reply to this


    53

    i love how entertainers find it convenient to go after the catholic religion all the time. Like other religions are so perfect. why doesnt gag me take a hit at the Mulsims god knows there is plenty of material there oh i know why..they would put a hit out on her in 2 seconds or the world would be up in arms and after her ugly ass. but no she will play it safe and go after the scapegoat. pathetic



  54. 54

    If she going to bring up peoples religion in her music and videos then people have a right to say what they want.. and i agree with this guy completely.. she does this dumb shit for attention..it's not talent and shouldn't be mistaken for it..-_-
    and p.s. Perez shut the fuck up who are you to tell anyone to her alone and focus on something else?? You fucking talk shit and get in other peoples business constantly…prick



  55. 55

    I think they should leave GaGa alone and focus on all those priests who find the need to touch little kids.



  56. 56

    I think its usual 20 something yr old behavior. GaGa went to catholic school (same one as Paris Hilton), as did Madonna they retaliate against the church because they were made to behave with rules in school. Funny though when it came time for Madonna becoming a Mom her poor daughter had a unibrow until she was thirteen , no make up, no TV etc., pretty strict. She'll grow up



  57. 57

    I'm so tired of Gaga's obsession with the Catholic Church. She's so quick to speak out for gays yet she smears the Catholic religion over and over again. Doesn't she know she has fans that are Catholics as well? I don't buy any of her shit anymore. She was a Catholic once and her family are too right now. This has nothing to do with who Mary or Judas are but her antics are a bit desperate now and it's well pathetic.



  58. 58

    Religious people should worry about raped kids before saying something about artists . . . Gaga Loves the attention so she's gonna do anything to get it . . . I mean Every historical record shows some kind of strong bond between Mary of Magdala and Jesus so . . . it's just a Point of view, and Judas, Well Thanks to Judas there's a Passion . . . Just saying



  59. 59

    Ya know if she decided to insult any other religion everyone would be in a fucking uproar..BUT if you disrespect anything Christian/ Catholic its OK..I happen to be a a gay catholic man( as much of an oxymoron as that may be to some) But it works for me..
    She is wrong! It is wrong…I would love to see what would happen if she disrespected Mohammed… Perfect timing for her to do this Just in time for Easter! GaGa, Madonna beat ya to stunts like these many years ago! try something new why dontcha. It wreaks of desperation!



  60. 60

    how much is lady caca paying you for this shit, mari-ho?



  61. 61

    nothing about Lady Gaga is related to music anymore. she onl cares about the fame because if it was really about the music she'd have continued as a songwriter.

    and to the guy saying she is one of the best of all time, you must be comparing to very little music. this is shitty gimmicks

  62. klate says – reply to this


    62

    I feel like I've seen this somewhere before…hmmm….where could it have been? oh yes. Madonna. 20 years ago. Yes, the Catholic Church has flaws. Find me the person who doesn't. I'm a lapsed Catholic. I have major issues with how they handle themselves. But this is nothing more than johnny-come-lately piling on.



  63. 63

    Never agreed with the catholic church before - until this! Gaga is one big gimmick!



  64. 64

    i never thought i would say it in my whole entire life, never thought it'd take lady gaga of all people but…i agree with the catholic church.

  65. @v@ says – reply to this


    65

    Perhaps Mr. Donahue might want to speak to Lady Gaga to find out what she's trying to portray BEFORE jumping to judgement?



  66. 66

    "People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga." AMEN!!



  67. 67

    I agree with you Perez…the Catholic church should keep its mouth shut and worry about the tons of money they are paying to settle molestation cases all over the world….what a corrupt church…whatever they say has no validity….shut up. Gaga is a force to be reckoned with….her talent, her vision her voice….she will provoke and that is what we like about her….this world needs her to make this boring world shine….thank you.



  68. 68

    i am sooooo expecting her to go against the MUSLIMS for just once lol, see if she's really that ballsy…



  69. 69

    i normally love GaGa, but i'm going to have to agree with both the Catholic Church and a statement Katy Perry made a while back; why do artist's feel they have to bring down religion as a stunt and then claim it's all part of their creative process? besides, didn't Madonna already do this like 30 years ago? it is not only of bad taste, but simply played out. GaGa, you've lost major points with me and are in serious danger of losing a fan as a whole.



  70. 70

    ITS ALMOST LIKE SHE IS USING A PAINT BY NUMBERS MAP TO COPY MADONNA MOVE FOR MOVE, BUT WITHOUT HER ORIGINALITY, QUALITY MUSIC AND STYLE. AND I CAN SAY THAT WITHOUT BEING A MADONNA FAN…. AT ALL. WILL GAGA CALL HER NEW ALBUM LIKE A PRAYER?



  71. 71

    the sad thing is i think lady gaga is one of the few artists out anymore who actually does have an insane amount of talent. her voice is beautiful, she writes her own music, and can play an instrument. but she's become such a joke with all these outfits and crazy "artistry" — she's trying to hard to be shocking, and it's really taking away from her talents. i can't believe i'm saying this, but i think i may have to side with the church on this one ..



  72. 72

    NO talent? She's built a $100Mil empire before she turned 25 from writing a string of fantastic #1 songs and singing them.
    let me see Bill Donahue do 1 song that would hit #1 before he can talk about talent



  73. 73

    Re: Jerv23325 – Really? Gaga has NO talent….Have you seen her in concert dear one? I suspect you have not since you have no idea what you are talking about…Gaga HAS talent…voice, music, lyrics, piano playing and visual outlook…..Let me guess….you just hate because you want to hate? Cause you are wrong….open your mind. Thank you.



  74. 74

    The whole using religion for controversy by female pop stars (always from the Christian sect) is tired and old. Why don't they ever go after Judaism or Islam? These three religions have a lot of main principles in common. The day someone dares challenges these religions is the day that they will really earn the right to call themselves controversial. Instead of the same old already used several times attack christians without a messg PR stunt.

  75. @v@ says – reply to this


    75

    Mary Magdalene? : )



  76. 76

    He is actually correct. She's a narcissist and very, very manipulative. There is no coincidence, you must be quite naïve to believe that it is. Albeit I do think she has a good voice and is a good performer, she wouldn't have made it if she was herself, and that's exactly what happened. She needed an image, she needed to change, but nothing of all the bizarre thing's that she's done or said is original, nor is it her true self. I have nothing against artistry, in fact, I applaud it, but this is only an egomaniac who used all the tricks in the book to get exactly what she wanted. And lo and behold, she did.



  77. 77

    Screw the hypocritical, medieval-believing church. Paws up!



  78. 78

    Even if this isn't the church who made these comments, their right. She does it for attention because if she didn't she wouldn't sell.



  79. 79

    She seems more focussed on doing outrageous things to gain attention than realy being a musician.

    She's got more talent than to sell herself in that way.



  80. 80

    MARIO, READ!!!! (and some posters too!) This is from the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights- they fight against persecution against Christians, directly anti Catholic actions/sentiments. No priest, this is not from the Vatican. BUT the Catholic Church used to tell you what movies/tv shows were NOT APPROVED BY THE CHURCH TO VIEW. (PROBABLY STILL DOES). This is their view, and if you want to be a practicing Catholic, you are supposed to listen. Yes, GAG GAG went to Catholic Schools, but she is supposedly an adult NOW-if she does not believe in the Roman Catholic Teachings, she should resign or whatever you do. Go out and say she is an atheist or whatever. BUT DON'T MAKE FUN OF WHAT OTHERS BELIEVE-THAT IS RUDE, DISGRACEFUL, IMMATURE, ADOLESCENT AND CHILDISH



  81. 81

    i agree with him. everything she does is a gimmick and a publicity stunt. i'm yet to see her display any actual talent. everything is forced and "look at me i'm so crazy!". thing is, she's so predictable she's kind of defeating the object of herself. her 10 minutes are ticking away…



  82. 82

    Sorry but you are wrong Perez. I totally agree, this is just for shock value, just like Madonna use to do, it had been done before and it is irrelevant and a joke. No talent so lets just shock! GaGa jumped the shark! Ha!



  83. 83

    Re: brenz – agreed.



  84. 84

    Re: brenz – Thank you for that info, Perez always leaving things out shouldn't really surprise me.



  85. 85

    Re: kkberg – Thank you! I agree 100%. The media just likes to pick on Catholics. Unfortunately, there are bad people everywhere.



  86. 86

    I thought both were both working for the Illuminati???

    It actually makes sense now–any kind of publicity is good publicity.

    So maybe all those youtube videos are right…hmmmm…. LOL



  87. 87

    Leave GaGa alone, and focus your time and energy on more worthwhile causes.

    ***************

    Yes, because GaGa is not a worthwhile cause. She is not even worthwhile.



  88. 88

    Re: Sexsai – That's not because u sale billion of cd's that you've got talent!!!!!! Talent has absolutely NOTHING to do with sales!! She may sings pretty well BUT if she keep selling it's mostly because she does her crazy stuff! If talent was about sales then Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus & Enrique Iglesias would have talent!



  89. 89

    Hey GaGa, you are doing a fantastic job…..of tuckiing your peenis out of view.



  90. 90

    Because of this stunt, an obvious attack on religion, Club97 Radio, a leading dance Internet station, has permanently banned Lady Gaga.



  91. 91

    "Leave GaGa alone and focus your time and energy on more worthwhile causes." well, i love her and her music, but she sure likes to mess up with catholics even though she was raised as one, it is disrespectful towards church and towards Catholic fans, including myself.



  92. 92

    Bill Donahue is an old, old man who says everything the Church does is just fine and anyone who disagrees should shut up. He condones the sexual assault of children. The Catholic Church is a cult that should be banned.



  93. 93

    The Catholic Church is an insider club for old men.



  94. 94

    another bleached blonde less than average in looks american girl has to be contreversial to get people talking when it comes to religion in music. SO 20 years ago. YAWN.

  95. @v@ says – reply to this


    95

    There's no way the Catholic league have any clue regarding what she's actually doing yet. Perez says himself above that 'he couldn't be further from the truth.'
    Talking out of turn, imo.



  96. 96

    everything Gaga does Madonna did better



  97. 97

    BRITNEY SPEARS FEMME FATALE DEBUTS AT #1 THIS WEEK making BRITNEY SPERAS the first female ever to have six No.1 album debuts, and marks the second biggest album debut of the year but Mario does not want you to know that.



  98. 98

    I wish someone would investigate Donahue. I have a feeling he has diddled with little boys…just a guess…just saying…



  99. 99

    Just to set the record straight ♥Mary Magdalene♥ wasn't actually a prostitue, the Catholic Church even concedes to this, and I believe she was, in fact, the wife to Jesus Christ, and a powerfully spiritual woman in her own right. I hope GaGa does justice to the original scarlet woman/ Black Madonna!



  100. 100

    Perez - in this case Bill Donahue is right. What gaga is doing is disrespectful. On the one hand she stands up for equality whilst on the other demoralizing her fans of Christian religions. When is her video depicting Muhammad coming out? Oh yeah - that would just get her killed. But it's okay to make fun of Christian religions… Not on

    A former gaga fan (then the video for alejandro came out)

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