.- The singer Madonna kicked off her âConfessionsâ tour in Los Angeles yesterday. Between political statements and oral sex jokes, Madonna found the time to don a crown of thorns, hang from a mirrored cross and croon her ballad âLive to Tellâ in front of a screen flashing images from the Third World.
On this, Catholic League president Bill Donohue made a few comments.
Hoping for a better respect of religious beliefs and symbols were raised âwhen the Material Girl first embraced Kabbalah,â Donohue continues, âwe thought her new-found faith would inspire her to show some respect for religion. It stands to reason that a woman whose faith is so important to her that she drags her rabbi to her concerts would not want to mock the faith of others.â
âBut I guess you really canât teach an old pop star new tricks. Madonna has been spicing up her act with misappropriated Christian imagery for a long time now. Perhaps she canât arouse any interest in her work without it. Poor Madonna keeps trying to shock. But all she succeeds in doing is coming across as a boring bigot.
âDo us all a favor, Madge, and stick to singing and dancing. Knock off the Christ-bashing. Itâs just pathetic.â Donohue concluded.