In a way, Lady Gaga has managed to inspire a type of religious unity: even if they can't agree on much else, many religions have reached the consensus that the singer is a tool of the devil.
The Indonesian government considered denying her a permit to perform the Born This Way Ball in Jakarta earlier this year due to both her barely-there costumes and her out-there lyrics. Islamic extremists threatened violence if the show did go ahead, proclaiming Gaga a devil's messenger who only wears a bra and panties on stage. She cancelled the show despite selling out 52,000 tickets, prompting the Islamic Defenders Front to give "Thanks to God for protecting us from a kind of devil."
Conservative Catholics in Manila raised similar objects to the provocative pop star when she came to their country, but her two shows there went on without a hitch. And when the singer performed in Seoul, the Korean Association of Church Communication took "concerted action to stop young people from being infected with homosexuality and pornography."
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