Let me start by saying that I promised not to write about Lady Gaga again for a while. I was doing good with my commitmentâ€¦ until â€œdhugsâ€ decides to send me an e-mail late Wednesday eveningâ€¦ a startling revelationâ€¦ LADY GAGA IS THE SPOKESWOMAN FOR ABSTINENCE.
Whoa Nillie, Whoaâ€¦ rein in your pack animal and stop him right in his tracks, Whoaaaa now!!! Those of you in the fan club keep your pheromones in check, Lady Gagaâ€™s taking a stand for the big A word.
My first thought: Ok, come on â€œdhugs,â€ youâ€™re joshinâ€™ me, right? Sheâ€™s not REALLY on the A-team, is she? Wow, maybe deep down sheâ€™s really a moral Christian girl?
So I looked it up, and sure enough, thatâ€™s what Lady Gaga stated recently: Sheâ€™s supporting and a spokeswoman for the conceptâ€¦ but thereâ€™s a catch: Sheâ€™s got a new definition for the word.
Hereâ€™s what I found out:
Lady Gaga had an interview with Benji Wilson of the UKâ€™s Daily Mail. In the interview, she states: â€œI canâ€™t believe Iâ€™m saying this â€“ donâ€™t have sex. Iâ€™m single right now and Iâ€™ve chosen to be single because I donâ€™t have the time to get to know anybody. So itâ€™s OK not to have sex, itâ€™s OK to get to know people. Iâ€™m celibate, celibacyâ€™s fine.â€ Then goes on to say â€œSomething I do want to celebrate with my fans is that itâ€™s OK to be whomever it is that you want to be. You donâ€™t have to have sex to feel good about yourself, and if youâ€™re not ready, donâ€™t do it. And if you are ready, there are free condoms given away at my concerts when youâ€™re leaving!â€
Not wanting to get into the abstinence vs. celibacy thing here, but basically abstinence is the more relaxed of the two.
It sounds to me like this is more of a temporary condition for Lady G than using the concept for itâ€™s intended purpose.
If you read the Stuff Christianâ€™s Like blog thereâ€™s a similar notion, called The Justin Bieber Effect. Iâ€™m calling this The Lady Gaga Corollary: Taking a Christian word or concept, and trying to bend it to make it work in either the definition that one would like for it to be, or trying to make a Christian concept align with the current cultural trend.