You know, I find it interesting at times where I find Christian news. This story comes from a Turkish Newspaper but it is about Christians in South Korea. It seems that one of our less than wholesome exports is coming to South Korea to give a concert and promote a lifestyle that clearly is not wanted in South Korea. Lady Gaga is kicking off her “Born This Way” tour. You know, I really have to roll my eyes at some of the things that pop stars do these days. Personally, I do not want to know what people do in their bedrooms and I am tired of people flaunting their sexual choices like a pair of dirty shorts. So I don’t blame the South Korean Christians for praying against this type of thing being exported into their country. In fact I wish that the church in America was not so desensitized to all of this that they would once again rise up and pray against this type of thing here. Here is part of the story from the Turkish Press.
S. Korean Christian protest against Lady Gaga’s promotion of homosexuality.
Scores of conservative South Korean Christians will pray together on Sunday against Lady Gaga’s Seoul concert, organisers said, accusing the US pop star of advocating homosexuality and pornography. The pop diva arrived in South Korea on Friday, a week before her Seoul performance which kicks off her “Born This Way Ball Global Tour.”
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 realized 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 organizer.
South Koreans aged under 18 have been banned from the much-anticipated concert after it was rated unsuitable for younger audiences. The show had an initial age rating of 12 and older but the Korea Media Rating Board — a state watchdog — adjusted it upwards. Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is famous for the hit songs “Bad Romance” and “Poker Face,” and has become a strident voice for gay rights and anti-bullying campaigns.
South Korea has East Asia’s largest Christian community after the Philippines, with about 8.6 million Protestants and 5.1 million Catholics. About 10 million South Koreans are Buddhists.
God Bless the South Koreans!
As much as I absolutely hate the method that certain churches use when protesting against issues like homosexuality, I totally support what the South Korean Christians are doing in their protest. I absolutely support prayer! I don’t like tactics that are used by those similar to the Westboro Baptist Church, because they are coming across hateful. However I do not think prayer can every come across hateful. So God Bless the South Korean Christians who are going down and praying and asking God to stop the show. Not every time must the show go on! Sometimes it is better if it is stopped and in this case, I am just embarrassed to be associated with such a side show as this coming from America.
What do you think? Are the South Korean Christians handling this in the right manner? Do you think it is good for people to flaunt their sexual orientation? Have you had enough yet? Leave me a comment and let’s get the discussion rolling!