The Immaculate Misconception Tour – (Stupid Madonna Tricks)May 23rd, 2006 at 11:34 am by Smantix
Is it Profile-in-Courage Award worthy to make gratuitous slams against Christianity? Or is there a legitimate threat to “artists” who blaspheme Christianity and insult its followers?
Case in point, Grandma Esther taking her Depends thongs, vibrating cane and knobby knees back out on the road. Compare and contrast the “rage” she is being subjected to and how she is being “blasted”:
The controversial diva wore a crown of thorns and sang while hanging from a cross during Sunday night’s opener of her Confessions world tour at The Forum in Inglewood.
“Knock off the Christ-bashing,” Catholic League president Bill Donohue said in a statement Monday. “It’s just pathetic.”
Though Donohue said that Madonna “has been spicing up her act with misappropriated Christian imagery for a long time,” he thought that her faith in Kabbalah might inspire new respect for religion.
“I guess you really can’t teach an old pop star new tricks,” he said. “Poor Madonna keeps trying to shock. But all she succeeds in doing is coming across as a boring bigot.”
People “rage” and “blast” Madonna by criticizing her schtick. But when they burn down embassies and issue fatwas against editorial cartoonists it’s “a row”.
Being a Christian man, it was kind of Donohue to change “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” expression. It obviously would have been more appropriate.
A cursory look at Grandma Esther’s touring schedule shows that she’s hellbent for leather on stirring up the fundies. Fresno, Miami, New York, Montreal, Boston. All hotbeds of religious extremism.
You want controversy? You want to maintain artistic integrity?
Grab your walker Granny and limp your tired ass across the stage of the Riyadh Civic Center. Flaunt that gap-toothed maw where you might suffer something greater than having a campaign to keep you from selling Pepsi.
Let’s see how dedicated your are to this cause.
~~~Life is a mysssstery……how you still haaaaave a career~~~~