Did you feel a change in the energy of the Earth today? It could have been our new climate-change induced crazy weather, but it was probably because hundreds of South Koreans were busily praying as one in hopes of convincing God to stop Lady Gaga from performing her scheduled concert in Seoul. Why would they object to the reigning Queen of Pop appearing in their country? Because they want "to stop young people from being infected with homosexuality and pornography," according to the Korean Association of Church Communities. And here we had no idea that pornography and homosexuality were diseases that could be spread through song. You really do learn something new every day!
These crazed opponents of Lady Gaga's "lewd lyrics and performances" have been raising quite a fuss. They've protested outside the officies of Hyundai Card, the show's sponsor, and they also put up banners all over Seoul. The banners were taken down, but the state did raise the show from 12 and over to 18 and over. The prayer gathering is the last hope to stop Lady Gaga's infectious grooves from poisoning the hearts of South Koreans. Organizers of the event, which was expected to draw about 300 Protestants, said, "We will pray to God that the concert will not be realised so that homosexuality and pornography will not spread around the country." I'm sure God will be listening with an open heart and strike down Lady Gaga with a nasty case of laryngitis—or he'll be too busy determining the outcome of various sporting events to act. We'll just have to wait until April 27th to find out if the show will go on without holy intervention.