HILLARY GOES GAGA

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011, Front Page

On June 11, Lady Gaga performed at the Euro Pride concert in Rome. The big news wasn’t her appearance, it was how she wound up there: it was all due to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

A few weeks after the concert, Clinton admitted that the State Department was “instrumental in sealing the deal” for Lady Gaga to be there. She explained that “Lady Gaga is Italian-American and a strong supporter of LGBT rights.”

Bill Donohue responded by saying, “The Obama administration has U.S. troops fighting in four wars—Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen—and yet the Secretary of State has time to lobby Lady Gaga to attend a homosexual extravaganza in Rome. The fact that the Queen Monster performed near the Vatican was clearly not a problem for Secretary Clinton.”

Donohue also pointed out that Lady Gaga is known in Catholic circles for strutting like a tramp while dressed as a nun, swallowing rosaries, taking liberties with the Cross, and parading around in glossy-red habits. None of this, obviously, is seen as problematic by the Secretary of State. However, one would think that a feminist might object to a video that features a simulated rape of Lady Gaga by her S&M boyfriends.

Lady Gaga did not disappoint the homosexuals in Rome. She stepped on stage with a flowing patterned skirt while singing, “Born This Way.”

The fact that Lady Gaga is being courted by the White House provides a window into the mindset of this administration


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