Filipino Christians denounce Gaga concert
Members of Biblemode Youth Philippines gesture during a protest in front of a banner showing Lady Gaga in Manila on May 19, 2012. (Noel Celis/AFP)
Conservative Christian groups in the Philippines on Saturday marched near a shopping mall to demand the cancellation of Lady Gaga’s two concerts next week, saying her songs carried “demonic” undertones.
The protests in the heavily Catholic Philippines followed a decision this week by authorities in Indonesia, a secular state but with the world’s largest Muslim population, to refuse her a permit to perform in Jakarta next month.