Every so often, Madonna manages to pull something that gets a lot of
free press and manages to get a bunch of people upset, usually with good
reason and this is no exception.

Debating Madonna Crucifix Scene

Sep 21, 5:36 PM (ET) By

NEW YORK (AP) – With Madonna urging people to see her show before
criticizing her for mounting a Crucifix during one song, NBC is still
wrangling over whether millions of television viewers will get that

The network plans to air a Madonna concert special culled from her
current "Confessions" tour during the November ratings sweeps period,
which is used to set advertising rates.

During her performance of the song "Live to Tell," Madonna is shown
on a mirrored cross wearing a crown of thorns. That angered some
religious leaders, particularly before her concert in Rome, and they
labeled it a bad-taste publicity stunt.

The singer says that people are misinterpreting her act and that she’s
being given a raw deal by people who do not or will not see her message
for what she says it is….

"This is not a mocking of the church," she said. "It is no
different than a person wearing a cross or ‘taking up the cross’ as it
says in the Bible. My performance is neither anti-Christian,
sacrilegious or blasphemous. Rather, it is my plea to the audience to
encourage mankind to help one another and to see the world as a
unified whole. I believe in my heart that if Jesus were alive today he
would be doing the same thing."

Well, I hate to bust your bubble lady, but I’ve got some news for you.

First off, Jesus *IS* alive today. I guess you missed that part where he
was raised from the dead? And before you go trying to make the argument
that He’s not on the earth today, Think again. He is not only alive
bodily in the presence of God, but He also lives within all of us who
have accepted Him as our Lord….Regardless of where we are, He is with

Second, I doubt that He’s interested in anything quite like your act.
Portrayals of the crucifiction are something that need to be handled
carefully and with more than just a touch of reverence. After all, we’re
not talking about just any old body that died on a cross, This is the
Son of The Living God in the act of making the ultimate sacrifice for a
world full of people that didn’t deserve it.

Because none of us deserve it, this makes His sacrifice the single most
valuable, special act possible. As such it must always be treated with
the utmost respect. Something that I doubt your act portrays, regardless
of your intent.

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