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South Korea's Christians Aim To Stop Lady Gaga's Show by crosbreaka: 7:40pm On Apr 29, 2012
Korean Christians aim to stop Lady Gaga's "pornographic" show

By Ju-min Park

SEOUL | Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:24pm EDT

SEOUL (Reuters) - Christian groups in South Korea called on Friday for pop icon Lady Gaga to cancel her concert here saying it was "pornographic" and promoted homosexuality.

South Korea's government has already bowed to public pressure and banned under-18s from attending the 26-year old's concert, but protesters gathered outside the venue said that was not enough.

"Some people can accept this as another culture but its impact is huge beyond art and debases religions. Even adults can't see her performance which is too homosexual and pornographic," said Yoon Jung-hoon, a reverend who organized the "Civilians Network against the Lady Gaga Concert".

The singer's hit song "Born This Way" celebrates the empowerment of gay men and women, something that many in South Korea, which is the second most Christian country in Asia after the Philippines, say is an immoral lifestyle.

Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, has been in Seoul for close on a week as she kicks off her Asian "Born this Way" tour.

"Nervous for tonight. Hope I make little monsters happy and proud," she Tweeted a few hours before the concert kicked off.

Yoon's group claims to have collected 5,000 supporters on Facebook against the concert and some have also called for a boycott of the sponsor Hyundai Card. The protesters have also threatened a boycott of its parent company, Hyundai Motor Co, South Korea's largest car-maker.

"The Christian Council of Korea with 12 million Christians and 55,000 churches will take all kinds of measures such as boycotting Hyundai Card to root out this kind of obscene culture," the council said in a statement.

Yoon said he would attend the concert to "monitor" the performance for homosexual content that could corrupt young people.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by David Chance and Sanjeev Miglani)

Re: South Korea's Christians Aim To Stop Lady Gaga's Show by crosbreaka: 7:51pm On Apr 29, 2012
regardless of how you see the Gaga show,this is evident of how the white man divides and conquers.no where in the world this is more evident than in the Korean peninsula.the americans came in to "free" the koreans from communism and give them "democracy".today about half of south koreans are christians while the north koreans who are communists have maintained their culture and religions of buddhism,shintoism and confucianism.this is colonialism indeed and how christianity is propagated and promoted through brainwashing indigenous people and supressing thme.the story of oppression and forceful coverstion is also in the philippines,the most populous christian country in asia.the USA still maintains 35000 troops in south korea.there is no difference whatsoever between the north and the south.the same people divided by politics thanks to american military occupation of korea,the complacency of south koreans and believing that the american culture is "cool".funny enough recently,an american troop ra.ped a south korean lady and the americans went to hide that soldier.thats when you see how oppressed the south koreans are taking to the streets to protest without any effect.

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