Gaga’s Judas

Gaga is at it again… poking at what’s sacred.

This time it’s her new song, Judas, a song where basically she conveys that she identifies a little more with Judas than Jesus.

Where did Gaga get this idea? She tells the Washington Times… from God.

“I feel like honestly that God sent me those [“Judas”] lyrics and that melody,” Lady Gaga said, crying. “When you feel a message to give to the world and people are shooting arrows through it … there’s no way for something that pure to be wrong.”

(Click here for that entire article)

David wrote an entire YOUTH CULTURE WINDOW article about the song this week, including some great questions we can ask our kids. Take a peek here.

The song isn’t doing that well. It went #1 on iTunes when it was leaked, but I’ve been watching it sink for the last week. It was #2, then 4… then #8 over the weekend. As of this morning (Monday), it’s #14.

Hmmmmmmm.

About Jonathan McKee

president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of over twenty books including the brand new If I Had a Parenting Do Over, 52 Ways to Connect with Your Smartphone Obsessed Kid; Sex Matters; The Amazon Best Seller - The Guy's Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket; and youth ministry books like Ministry By Teenagers; Connect; and the 10-Minute Talks series. He has over 20 years youth ministry experience and speaks to parents and leaders worldwide, all while providing free resources for youth workers and parents on his websites, TheSource4YM.com and TheSource4Parents.com. You can follow Jonathan on his blog, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife Lori, and their three kids live in California.
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One Response to Gaga’s Judas

  1. Brandon says:

    I don’t enjoy the use of religious shock tactics in pop culture, but I don’t know that this song meets my definition of sacrilege.

    Gaga’s willingness to juxtapose spiritual self-degradation and the standard pop boasting drops the the songs offensive level below the Jesus-free spirituality I hear in the more culturally palatable Oprah-style spirituality.

    Gaga presents two love paths and in my opinion she is accurate as to which one she is on. What I find unsettling is that she has so many followers.

    I am more inclined to believe that God gave Gaga lyrics that mock herself than I am to believe the hundreds of preachers who are “called by God” to start gilded ministries cloaked in cutting-edge fashion.