Is blackmail okay if you do it for a cause you believe in? Lady Gaga seems to think so. The eccentric entertainer is making headlines after breaking a lucrative deal with Target. She made political demands that Target support the gay Left’s political agenda if they are going to work with her. They balked and she walked. I guess it was a bad romance, but I wonder if Gaga is making enemies with the wrong crowd? It may just be that conservative Christians are better allies to the gay community than her friends in the gay marriage Left.
Gaga had a deal with Target to release an exclusive, deluxe version CD of her upcoming album in May. Many in the LGBT community got upset, because Target had given money to pro-family (as I call it) or anti-gay (as others call it) Republican candidates. Gaga decided that if you want to work with her, then you must align with her politically.
Last month, in an interview with Billboard Magazine, Gaga laid down her demands:
Part of my deal with Target is that they have to start affiliating themselves with LGTB charity groups, and begin to reform and make amends for the mistakes they’ve made in the past…I don’t want to say too much, but I can say that our relationship is hinged upon their reforming the company to support the gay community and to redeem the mistakes they’ve made in the past in supporting those groups.
It has been reported that Target had the audacity to give various Republican candidates campaign money. And since many weren’t pro-gay marriage that meant Target was anti-gay. Of course, when you consider that Target has already given LGBT charity groups over 500k in 2011 alone, Gaga’s demands seem silly. Furthermore, Target claims they give to both political parties fairly equally.
We split almost equally between Democrats and Republicans. For 2010, it skews higher towards Democrats, for a number of reasons. But there were more Democrats in office so we skewed at … I believe it’s 51% Democrat to 49% Republican. We as a company strive to be right in the middle of that. It’s important to us to represent the various perspectives of the team. – Target executive, Dustee Tucker Jenkins
So Gaga not only held her deal hostage for pro-gay agenda money but she was expecting Target to no longer support a single Republican, especially if they were not pro-gay marriage. High demands for the woman with a poker face.
Gaga might want to consider if the gay marriage Left are really her friends. Why? Sharia law. You may wonder what Sharia has to do with Gaga. You’d be surprised to know how vital the topic should be to those who claim to support gay rights.
The political Left are vehement defenders of the spread of Islam and Sharia. They fight harder for Islamic rights than gay rights every day. And what does Sharia and Islam have to say about homosexuality?
Here a quote from the hadith (sayings of Mohammad):
“Whoever you find committing the sin of the people of Lut (sodomy), kill them, both the one who does it and the one to whom it is done.”
You see it’s not just gay marriage that is frowned upon in Sharia countries. Homosexuality is completely illegal. In fact, most Sharia-based nations give it the death penalty. If Gaga’s gay friends were to enter Iran, Nigeria, Saudia Arabia, or Somalia they would be killed for any act of homosexuality. Did you get that? How many conservative Christian politicians think homosexuality should be illegal and lawbreakers given the death penalty? None.
So Gaga thinks Target should not give money to politicians who are anti-Sharia and anti-gay marriage. But she wants all their money to go to candidates who claim they are pro-gay marriage but defend Sharia. That means they are supposedly pro-gay marriage while ignoring laws that make being gay a crime punishable by death. Doesn’t really make sense does it?
Gaga might want to consider that Islamic law preaches hate to homosexuals, while Christianity may be against gay marriage yet loves homosexuals as people who were created by God. That means Christians are more pro-gay than those who are pro-Sharia, and that includes the pro-gay marriage Left she wants Target to support.