Madonna invites the Pope to see her blasphemy firsthand

Someone please stop Madonna before she’s damned to hell. She’s using the same old tired “offend all the Christians” gimmick to generate controversy over her geriatric tour. She refused to take the hanging on a cross bit out of her show for the televised version of her concert, and she also declined to take it out when she plays Rome right near the Vatican. Now she’s upped the ante a bit by inviting the creepy Pope himself to her show:

Madonna has invited Pope Benedict XVI to be the guest of honor at her Rome, Italy, Confessions concert on Sunday, which features the mock crucifixion of the singer. Religious leaders in Italy and The Vatican have united to publicly denounce the singer’s controversial stage act, in which she is ‘crucified’ on a diamante-studded cross, while wearing a crown of thorns.

Ersilio Cardinal Tonino, speaking on behalf of The Pope, said yesterday, “This concert is a blasphemous challenge to the faith and a profanation of the cross. She should be ex-communicated. To crucify herself during the concert in the city of Popes and martyrs is an act of open hostility.”

Madonna’s spokeswoman Liz Rosenberg tells the New York Daily News, “I think the Pope would enjoy the show and would applaud her performance. He has an open invitation to see for himself the eloquence and beauty that Madonna expresses for humanity while performing her poignant song ‘Live To Tell.'”

That’s so stupid! Madonna can’t stand being out of the spotlight for five minutes, and she has to offend everyone who isn’t a member of her crazy cult religion.

I’m not religious at all, but I just think that’s ridiculous. Madonna can put all the sexy bits in that she wants, but why does she have to mess with religious symbolism so blatantly?

Yeah sure, Madonna, the Pope’s going to be impressed by your tribute to “humanity.” Give me a break.

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  1. AC says:

    As much as I agree that its an old and hocknied way of stirring up controvercy… why don’t the christians chill the F*** out. Jesus wasn’t the only person who was crucified. Its a metaphore and they should get the hell over it.

  2. Randi says:

    Maybe someone can explain to me why it’s ok for pseudo-Jewish Madonna/Esther to mock Christianity while Catholic Mel Gibson gets the boots put to him for angering the Jewish Community?

    Yes, Mel’s verbal diatribe was a more direct attack, but he was drunk. Madonna is a sober media whore and her presumably Jewish PR person (I’m going by the last name) knows damn well the Pope would be offended by not only the fake crucifixtion but the whole concert.

  3. Kristin says:

    Right on Randi!
    I used to be a huge fan of Madonna, but for the last 5 years or so I can’t stand her!