Lady Gaga could make your kids rebellious, parents warned
Religious groups opposing the concert of Lady Gaga asked parents Tuesday to be on the lookout for “rebellious tendencies” in their children who watched the controversial singer’s concert Monday night.
Biblemode Philippines and Philippines for Jesus Movement claimed children who watched the concert Monday night may have picked up negative values from the singer, radio dzBB reported.
Members of Biblemode had staged protests against Lady Gaga’s two-night concert, the second night of which is scheduled Tuesday night at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.
The religious groups opposing Lady Gaga had claimed the lyrics of her songs, including the controversial “Judas,” went against Christianity.
As this developed, Catholic educators advised parents not to give an “angry response” to the singer, and instead pray for her.
The Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines endorsed the pastoral statements by the Couples for Christ Foundation for Family and Life (CFCFFL) that said Lady Gaga, media and the secular world “wants us to react and make a scene.”
Citing the pastoral statement, the CEAP urged Catholics to pray for the controversial artist.
“Pray for Lady Gaga who seems to be lost. Do not hate her. Pray also for all artists who have such a great influence on the lives of so many in this world,” it said.
It also urged the faithful to “pray for the youth who are easily influenced by the latest trends,” and that they may listen to their hearts’ deepest desires and find true happiness in Christ.
The CEAP also cited the CFCFFL’s guideline for parents to “get involved” by knowing what their children are watching and why—and set boundaries.
“If you don’t raise your kid by love and communication, including setting boundaries, Mother Monster will,” it said.
Also, it urged parents to engage in healthy dialogue and not criticize all the artists their children listen to and love.
“Affirm anything positive. Then speak up and correct errors,” it said.
In the guidelines, parents were also encouraged to provide alternative options for spending their time with their children such as watching a movie together, family bonding time, or exercise. [More]