Christians called to join Cape Town protest march against Gaga concerts

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Christians in Cape Town are urged to participate in a peaceful, two hour, city centre protest march tomorrow morning against the upcoming Lady Gaga tour of South Africa.

Protest co-ordinator, Abraham Warren of Christians For Truth said the march was a call on Christians to take a stand against the evil that would be unleashed in South Africa if Gaga’s stadium concerts in Johannesburg of November 30 and Cape Town on December 3. He said Gaga was a self-confessed satanist and her lyrics and performances were full of sexual perversion.

The 1,4km march will start at 09h30 in Upper Orange Street, Gardens, outside the main entrance to Garden Shopping Mall and will end at the office of event organisers, Big Concerts,  in Park Street, Gardens where a memorandum will be handed to representatives of the company and the Department of Arts and Culture. The Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille has also been invited to attend and receive a memorandum.

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“The idea is to put pressure on Big Concerts, the Government and the City of Cape Town to take action to stop Gaga’s shows. We are telling them that if the performance goes ahead they will be responsible for the evil unleashed,” he said.

Big Concerts CEO Attie van Wyk told Gateway News that the company management were all in Johannesburg for tomorrow’s Adam Lambert concert. But he had delegated an office assistant to receive the protesters’ memorandum.

He said Big Concerts was just one of many players involved in bringing Lady Gaga to South Africa. They could not and would not stop the tour. He said Gaga was one of the top 10 performers in the world and more than 100 000 South African fans had already bought tickets for her concerts; all 60 000 Johannesburg tickets were sold on the first day.

The concerts were for the benefit of the fans who bought tickets and not for the small group who were opposed to Gaga. With every show there were always some people who complained about something. He said it was impossible to please everybody.

He said there was no way Gaga would not perform in SA unless her plane dropped out of the sky.

Last Friday a small group of Christian protestors in Johannesburg handed a memorandum to the Department of Arts and Culture in Pretoria, calling for Gaga’s shows to be banned. SA Council of Churches Youth Forum President Vuyani Pule said it was the start of a process which would include a national petition campaign, protest action in Cape Town, appeals to the concert organisers to be responsible and stop the tour, and meetings with senior government officials.

Other Christian Groups including a Facebook group and Concerned Young People of South Africa have also voiced opposition to Gaga’s SA visit.

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