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Christians Protest Lady Gaga's Concert In Seoul; Pray It Won't Go Through

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Lady Gaga is currently in South Korea, where she'll launch her Born This Way Ball tour on April 27th in Seoul's Olympic Stadium. Many thousands will be in attendance, but Seoul's most devout protestants will not be among them. Indeed, if the protestants had their way, nobody would see Gaga, and the pious are petitioning their deity to prevent the concert from going ahead.

PrayFrom Raw Story:

About 300 Protestant church members will gather in downtown Seoul Sunday night to hold a group prayer against the concert in the capital, Kang Ju-Hyun, a prayer organiser told AFP.

“We will pray to God that the concert will not be realised so that homosexuality and pornography will not spread around the country,” he said.

Kang, who leads a group called Alliance for Sound Culture In Sexuality, said other major church groups would join his campaign by holding protests around the Seoul headquarters of Hyundai Card, the concert organiser.

The Korean Association of Church Communication vowed last month to take “concerted action to stop young people from being infected with homosexuality and pornography.”

Last week, the Alliance for Sound Culture In Sexuality set up "street banners" around Seoul, which accused Gaga of spreading sin and sodomy with her "lewd lyrics and performances." The banners were removed by the city, but that's only a partial defeat for the Alliance: they and their censorious fellows have already succeeded in limiting concert attendance to fans 18 years of age and older.

Raw Story points out that South Korea is East Asia's second most Christian country after the Philippines. The Born This Way Ball will visit the Philippines in a few weeks, but the devout there are mostly Catholics, and less likely to be offended by pageantry.

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    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Apr 22, 2012 3:19:28 PM


  2. Evangelism has become a huuuuge problem in Korea.

    It is also affecting us here in Canada, where Evangelican Asian and South Asian communities try to stop civil equality for our people.

    It's so sick, people in an ethnic minority who ostensibly came to Canada for a better/freer life, trying to harm other minorities from enjoying the same.

    Posted by: Strepsi | Apr 22, 2012 3:20:25 PM


  3. So they are saying that Homosexuality is so great that you can even get it from a straight woman?

    Posted by: Rovex | Apr 22, 2012 3:47:06 PM


  4. I suppose it's better to have all the crazies in one spot where you can keep an eye on them. Plus, when the concert happens they will be easier to mock. A couple hundred bible thumpers against thousands of GaGa's little monsters? Someone should sell tickets to that.

    Posted by: Michaelandfred | Apr 22, 2012 4:18:05 PM


  5. For some reason Christian Korean seems more incongruous than Buddhist American.

    Posted by: David Hearn | Apr 22, 2012 4:55:14 PM


  6. No where in the Bible does it say to do battle with POP Culture. I guess they missed all those references to helping the poor... let alone not judging and worrying about your own shortcomings first.

    Posted by: Tom in long beach | Apr 22, 2012 5:01:11 PM


  7. So when her concert does go on, will that mean that their god does want sodomy and pornography to spread around the country?

    Posted by: john patrick | Apr 22, 2012 6:09:47 PM


  8. heh heh heh, the group is there for ASCIS, pronounced ASSKISS, lolol.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Apr 22, 2012 6:12:51 PM


  9. a profound waste of time and energy that would be BETTER spent tackling south korea's problem with child sex-trafficking.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 22, 2012 6:21:53 PM


  10. Ah, Kiwi, but the Christians don't want to put a stop to their own favorite pastime. Also, this is more proof of where their priorities lie, and how much of a plague they are upon society.

    Posted by: Sarm | Apr 22, 2012 6:38:46 PM


  11. agreed, Sarm. It's the same reality-ignoring logic that leads many idiots to complain about "Pride Parades" while ignoring the hard, empirically-proven factual reality that the city hosting each year's Superbowl sees a rise in child-sex trafficking itself. come for the game, and while you're here why not f**k a 7 year old girl in a hotel room?

    but hey, we can't talk about that. there are two men in leather chaps surrounded by thousands who aren't and we need to be more concerned about *them*.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Apr 22, 2012 7:05:43 PM


  12. south korea is so infested with christian extremism it's scary.

    Posted by: Brian B. | Apr 22, 2012 8:17:21 PM


  13. Once the concert goes on as planned, those wackos will be confused after praying so much,and seeing that Gaga hasn't been stopped by their god.

    Posted by: Miguel | Apr 22, 2012 8:32:46 PM


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  15. "less likely to be offended by pageantry" that's an understatement. The priests here are the first ones in line for tickets.

    Posted by: Winston | Apr 23, 2012 2:31:00 AM


  16. That man in the picture must be a Little Monster because he's putting his paw up! It doesn't matter that he loves capital-H-i-m.

    Posted by: george | Apr 24, 2012 1:36:21 AM


  17. its sad how oppressed the people are there
    you had to be 18 just to go to a concert seriously
    and i thought our government was bad

    Posted by: hfjyv | Apr 29, 2012 7:46:39 PM


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