Dear Office Depot, Is Lady Gaga “Inclusive?”

 

Dear Office Depot,

Your newest Back-to-School partnership with Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way Foundation” pretends to promote “bravery,” “accepting oneself” and “tolerance.”  But, as I’ve written before, it’s just a liberal effort to get everyone to accept gay marriage and homosexuality.  After all, these are the so-called “brave acts” celebrated on their website:

“One ‘brave’ person was Barack Obama for being brave enough to support gay marriage, a student who was brave enough to come out as a transgender, and Chaz Bono for undergoing gender transformation.  Also, the blog announced the winning poster made by a student showing two guys kissing…”

Why would Office Depot decide to partner with that kind of organization? Well, according to your Twitter feed, you believe Lady Gaga represents “inclusive values” all people can support.

Really?  All people?

Let’s look at Lady Gaga’s inclusive behavior.  On her album, Fame Monster, she has a song about her fixation on a man who’s “Hot like Mexico.” So how does she illustrate this? By wearing panties with a big red cross on the crotch and sucking suggestively on a crucifix and rosary beads.

Office Depot and Lady Gaga don’t want to be “inclusive” of Catholic customers who might need printers to make fliers for their bake sale.

 

 

Lady Gaga shows her commitment to “tolerance” and “inclusion” at a Mets game.

Lady Gaga recently showed up at the Yankee’s Club House wearing a Yankees jersey matched with lingerie. As a consequence, the team banned her from  clubhouse after she drunkenly slurred her words and groped her breasts while trying to meet the players.

This was also around the time that she outraged Mets fans going to one of their games and flipping off the photographers who dared to notice that she was there and only partially dressed.  Well, if she’s not classy enough to hang out with the Yankees or outraged Mets fans, certainly she should have something to help her fill her days…  Let’s see…  Why not let her head up Office Depot’s back-to-school initiative!

In other words, Office Depot and Lady Gaga are not that interested in respecting the values of Mets and Yankees fans who need poster board for their baseball signs.

 

And then, there are the charming lyrics of  “Judas,” which celebrates the apostle who betrayed Christ:

In the most biblical sense,

I am beyond repentance

Fame hooker, prostitute wench,

vomits her mind But in the cultural sense

I just speak in future tense

Judas kiss me if offensed, or don’t wear a condom next time

She goes on to sing that though Jesus is virtue, she clings to the demon Judas. She also talks about how she’d wash the feet of Jesus as Judas prepares to betray him. I guess when it comes down to a battle between Team Jesus and Team Judas, Office Depot and Lady Gaga are not that interested in being “inclusive” of Team Jesus customers with paperclip shortages.

Oh and here are some great quotes from her:

“Sexuality is half poison and half liberation. What’s the line? I don’t have a line. ”

“I don’t want the 5 dollars in your pocket, I want your soul”

“I’m a little bit naked, but that’s okay.”

“A different lover is not a sin…”

“I hate the truth so much that I’d rather have a giant dose of bulls**t anyday”

“I won’t speak your Jesus Christo”

Yet you claimed on Twitter:

“We were founded on the pillar of inclusion & so partnered w/ [Born This Way Foundation] as they support the empowerment & inclusion of youth.”

And this whole time, I thought Office Depot was founded on the pillar of office supplies!  How naive of me to think they wanted to serve both Democrat and Republican customers, both red state and blue state, both religious and non-religious.

Since Office Depot’s definition of inclusion includes someone who desecrates religious symbols precious to tens of millions of Americans, perhaps their next campaign can be on behalf of the Mohammed cartoonists.  But I won’t hold my breath.  After all, the “tolerant” Left reveres Islam and despises Christianity.  That’s “inclusion” in America today, and we can’t afford your pencils if they cost $3.99 plus our integrity.

Your former customer,

Nancy French

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Nancy French is a New York Times Best Selling Author. She's written Home and Away: A Story of Family in a Time of War, Red State of Mind: How a Catfish Queen Reject Became a Liberty Belle, and has co-written Bristol Palin's memoir, Not Afraid of Life.

  • James

    Lady gaga rocks , not her fault you guys are so stuck on your “bible values”…yeah get with it.

  • Jersey Boy

    Keep trying, Judas is nothing more than a metaphor

  • Ms. Germanotta

    If you’re going to try and make a point and convince people of your assumptions, you should first get the Judas lyrics correct.

  • Marco

    Really?
    “…customers with paperclip shortages.”
    “…respecting the values of Mets and Yankees fans who need poster board for their baseball signs.”
    “…Catholic customers who might need printers to make fliers for their bake sale.”
    I laughed at every one of these, because this article is clearly a joke.
    How about you dig deeper next time, no? Too much work? Okay.

  • Jesse

    Get over it sweetheart, you nor the president nor your inconsiderate ideas will ever change who people want to be, especially if they have chosen to be themselves.
    You have the freedom to voice your opinion (no matter how horrid they may be) and other people have the freedom to voice who they are and who they wanna be. So you just need to find a new hobby and get over it.
    And because I am a strong believer in equality and was raised with respect for all, I think you should just back off. You aren’t the first person to suggest this about Lady Gaga and you won’t be the last.

    “There’s NOTHING wrong with loving who you are.”

  • Ridge Welch

    Guys, obviously this woman realized she got more views when she wrote about Lady Gaga. That is why she wrote another article. Just leave her, and her ignorant self, alone.

  • http://Facebook Charles

    I am a WASP straight male and my GOD is perfect and he makes no mistakes. If yours does he is not GOD.

  • http://Facebook Charles

    Gaga has A message and I’m sorry if you refuse to listen to it.

  • The Fact Police

    One of the golden rules of being a writer is to write what you know. Well, you clearly know nothing about Lady Gaga. The song ‘Judas’ is about how she was hating herself for still being in love with an ex-boyfriend who had cheated on her and generally treated her badly. She used the Biblical Judas as a metaphor (you may want to look that word up since you seem unfamiliar with the concept and just assume that lyrics are to be taken literally). By the way, Lady Gaga attended Catholic school for over a decade and most certainly knows the Bible better than you do, but you didn’t know that did you? No, of course not.

    Oh, and by the way, she attended those baseball games over two years ago, not “recently” (showing your ignorance again) and she said later in interviews that her father (who she is very close to) had talked to her about her behavior and she felt bad that she had disappointed him. That’s something to which her young fans can relate.

    • keepyourpower

      I attended Catholic school and was a Catholic for 50 something years.

      Catholics DO NOT TEACH the Bible! So YOU better get YOUR facts straight!

  • Really?

    Really? Office Depot lost you? I’m sure they won’t mind. Especially if that person doesn’t know how to look up facts, lyrics or dates. Would her Alejandro song make more sense to you if she’d said “hot like Alaska” instead? No? Didnt think so. And if your thinking bad publicity is still publicit, then I hope your ok with getting publicity for the same thing Rebecca black did. Putting something shitty and uninteresting online.

    Your former reader,

    R.M.

  • Dan

    Correct lyrics: Judas kiss me if offensed, OR WEAR AN EAR CONDOM NEXT TIME, meaning if you don’t like what you hear from her, then cover up your ears. And besides, who are you to judge whether someone is “inclusive” or not? Actually, who are you to cast judgement on others at all? If conservatives are more inclusive towards people of different beliefs, backgrounds, sexual orientation, people like Lady Gaga and her message would not appeal to the people who feel discriminated against. It seems to me that religious people like you who are so hypocritical are turning the youth of today away from religion.

  • http://bumbablog.com dlozano

    Nancy French no es objetiva… defiende al cristianismo y a sus signos a ciegas… ha olvidado que esta institución a lo largo de la historia ha causado más bien que mal… y denunciarla directamente o indirectamente en una acción heróica… De eso se trata, los actos de valor, son aquellos que se hacen cuando sabemos que hay miles de Nancy French que se rasgarán la vestidura!!!

    • http://bumbablog.com dlozano

      perdón, quize decir que el cristianismo a causado más MAAAAAL que bien!!!!

      • John

        No. En el siglo 20 solamente hombres que celebraban su ateismo destruyeron milliones de personas. Si Ud. quiere hablar del Catolicismo y su historia esta bien, pero la historia esta en contra de Ud.

  • http://twitter.com/blahkethisway Blake

    You don’t get it. Judas celebrates Jesus’s love and forgiveness for Judas, even though Judas betrayed him. Gaga said in an interview, “Judas is about forgiving and honoring the darkness in order to come to the light.” Lady Gaga is more like Jesus than anyone I know. Just become a Little Mons†er :)

  • Jeremy

    What a dumb writer!!! Stick with your day job, whatever that might be.

  • Jeremy

    “Lady Gaga recently showed up at the Yankee’s Club House wearing a Yankees jersey matched with lingerie. As a consequence, the team banned her from clubhouse after she drunkenly slurred her words and groped her breasts while trying to meet the players” This happened in 2010, TWO years ago!!!

    • John

      Does that make it ok? Your point seems to be that the article says “recently” and the episode occurred 2 years ago. Poor behavior is poor behavior, whether 2 hours ago or 2 years ago.

      • Jane

        Quote from an earlier comment by “The Fact Police”:
        Oh, and by the way, she attended those baseball games over two years ago, not “recently” (showing your ignorance again) and she said later in interviews that her father (who she is very close to) had talked to her about her behavior and she felt bad that she had disappointed him. That’s something to which her young fans can relate.

  • Wendy

    “Keep trying”
    “Get over it”
    “Find a new hobby”
    “Ignorant”
    “Dumb”
    “Hypocritical”
    Amazing to me that these words are written by people who no doubt consider themselves to be tolerant, loving and inclusive. Isn’t it interesting how those who would claim to be tolerant, loving and inclusive can become quite hateful themselves if the things they value aren’t valued by everyone. The words above are unkind, and are direct quotes from comments on Ms. French’s article. To me, THAT is bigotry at it’s finest, displayed by those quick to call others (i.e. those who don’t agree with them and/or adore Lady Gaga) judgmental. That, my friends, is the REAL joke here. I don’t see examples of the values Lady Gaga/Office Depot are supposedly promoting: Bravery and Kindness. Instead, I see people judging the one they are calling judgmental. So I ask you: who are the true hypocrites?

    • http://coswiccamom.wordpress.com Cos Wicca Mom

      So when someone is being a hypocrite what are we supposed to do? Ignore it because we become hypocrites by calling out others hypocrisy? That kind of circular thinking is what keeps people quiet when they should stand up for whats right. Lady Gaga is human and has made mistakes in the past but that doesn’t change or take away from the good message she is trying to now promote. And if calling someone a hypocrite makes you a hypocrite than by your own logic you are a hypocrite. I am sorry you don’t see the bravery shining in people who face opposition to stand up for equality. Hopefully one day you will and one day will realize that by telling people they can’t call someone out for being a hypocrite that you are perpetuating hypocrisy not preventing it.

      • Amalia

        Wendy wouldn’t have to point out your (collective) hypocrisy if you people were able to express an opinion without slinging personal insults.

        This whole “bullying” issue is a manufactured crisis anyway. I was bullied in high school, in the late 90s, long before Saint GaGa (peace be upon her) floated on down from Mount Olympus to offer grace and salvation to the poor, pitiful oppressed little monsters. Where the hell was her Born This Way Foundation for girls like me who were bullied for being quite and chubby? Nowhere. Bullying has been going on since the beginning of humanity.

        As for “equality”, that’s another manufactured crisis. Please. Don’t talk to me about equality in the US when minorities – including the poor, pitiful, Most Oppressed Minority EVER (gays) – have it FAR better than many people around the world. So will the BTW Foundation stand up for the rights of gay people in the Middle East who are jailed if they’re lucky, and hung from construction cranes if they aren’t? Yet every single commenter on this post and the previous post act like friggin drama queens simply because the author thinks Saint GaGa’s foundation is a bunch of bull excrement. Her foundation is a marketing ploy, nothing more.

        No matter how you slice it, the “bravery” of coming out to family does not compare, and will never compare to putting on the uniform and fighting for this country. It just won’t. Maybe it would have thirty or forty years ago, but not now, especially since every single time a Christian criticizes any aspect of homosexuality, self-righteous warriors such as yourself swoop in and shriek “bigotry” and “intolerance” and “mean” and “hateful”, etc. Yes, coming out as gay is not brave at all when the entertainment media complex pushes homosexuality 24/7. If anything, being a conservative Christian who believes in traditional marriage might be a tad more brave then coming out – how many hateful comments do gay blogs get from Christians? Not many. But here you are, defending a group of people who don’t need to be defended.

        • David French

          “Saint GaGa (peace be upon her)”

          Love it.

        • Chris Enlow

          Best post I’ve read in 2012, I wish I had written this.

        • http://coswiccamom.wordpress.com Cos Wicca Mom

          I’m sorry no one was there to help you when you were being bullied. I’m sorry Lady Gaga wasn’t famous yet so didn’t start her foundation in time to help you. And yes bullying has been going on since the begging of time but so has rape and murder and that doesn’t make any of them right. Until everyone can marry whichever consenting adult they choose and get the full rights and privileges allowed under law, equality will be a very real issue that we should strive for. And yes, it would be wonderful to fight for everyone all over the world but how hypocritical would it be to try and “fix” other country’s system when ours is still so unequal? WE have to right our own wrongs before we can try to right the rest of the worlds.

          Every person that gets beaten up and killed by family, acquaintances and strangers for being gay makes it harder and braver for the next gay person to come out. Every time someone starts spewing hate at the gay community, it makes it harder and more brave for the next person to come out. There are many different uniforms and many different ways to fight for what’s right. Perhaps you have been lucky and never faced a threat of violence for simply admitting a truth about yourself but many gays have. Standing up for what you believe in will always be brave but it is always more brave when there is a real threat of violence and persecution and not just the threat that someone will disagree with you or call you a bigot.

          And as a Bi-sexual I am defending a group I belong to and until we truly have equality will need to use our voices to stand up for ourselves.
          Blessings!

        • Kathy

          Finally a sane voice among the many left wing reactionary comments! Thank you for taking the time to defend what the original writer was saying.

  • Austin Miller-Anderson

    Dear Nancy,

    I have never read anything so ridiculous. You obviously do not understand the principles of the Born This Way Foundation, Office Depot, and Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga has told us all to be ourselves and not be afraid to be ourselves through both her music and her foundation. In her songs she is being herself which is exactly what she tells us to do. “A different lover is not a sin” is the truth because she is saying that if we have more than one partner throughout our lifetime that it isn’t wrong. I’m sure you will get over it….

    Lady Gagas Little Monster,
    Austin

    • Kathy

      Seriously! I believe the author along with the rest of us understand completely what the BTW foundation stands for…lol and it has nothing to do with standing up for a person’s right to be a Christian!

      • http://coswiccamom.wordpress.com Cos Wicca Mom

        If you attempt to use your beliefs to oppress and degrade others than no it’s not standing up for you or your beliefs. But if you are one of the Christians who is gay or attempting to spread Jesus’ love through acceptance and tolerance then yes the foundation is standing up for you and your beliefs. Didn’t Jesus say “That which you do to the least among you, you do to me”? Would you really say all the things you say about gays to Jesus?

  • Austin Miller-Anderson

    Maybe you should go back to bible school and learn what a metaphor is. Oh and maybe you should get the lyrics right too.

  • Lori

    Wow Gaga attended Catholic school 10+ years? She must of been asleep during that time because it clearly states in the Catholic bible and Catechism that homosexuality is a sin along with the other deviant things she does. But then again all of that Catholic school doesn’t mean squat since she obviously forgot what she learned. Thank you for writing this and I am definitely sharing it.

    • Enough is Enough!

      Oh yes, Lady Gaga is just one deviant person and I must spread this article throughout my “I hate Lady Gaga” group to keep the townspeople from liking her songs! All sarcasm aside, Lady Gaga has probably done more good for the world then you have. Have you started a charity to combat bullying and promote self confidence? Who cares if you think homosexuality is wrong? You can still appreciate the message of love her Born This Way Foundation is spreading.

  • Olivia D.

    Clearly you have no idea what the hell your irrelevant and ignorant opinion is stating, so although it would be more than easy to justify Lady Gaga’s intentions, I refuse to be bothered with unaccepting and judgmental minds such as your own.

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  • Sue

    to the kids that listen to gaga & watch gaga, they do not understand the metaphor. They just see a gyrating woman doing blasphemous things with sacramentals. Lady Gaga may have good intentions but even she has said she has a ghost following her, which means she is messing with darkness. If she truly understood the Catholic Faith, since she went to a Catholic school, she would never do any of these things. The bible clearly condemns homosexuality, and it, like any other sin, requires a person to be brave to overcome the temptation to give into the sin. What she is doing is celebrating sin. -Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isiah 5:20. Love the sinner, not the sin.

    • Me

      Oh, Ms. Holier-than-Thou, please tell me more. Have you even read the Bible in its entirety, or did you just look up online Bible scriptures that appear to condemn homosexuality? I’m pretty sure you’re not quoting the Bible off the top of your head left and right, day in and day out.

    • Jersey Boy

      There are hundreds upon hundreds of admonitions in the “WORD” to all kinds of sinners who can be forgiven. Why are homosexuals any different? Why are their sins worse than any other? I didn’t realize there were levels of mortal sin. I was taught there were 3 types Venial, mortal and original.

  • gm2usnr

    Wow there are alot of angry, unaccepting, judgemental, bigoted Gaga fans out there! And they all beleive that Conservatives are bad and unaccepting of those different than ourselves, how funny! Personnally, I don’t want to know anyones sexual standing, that is my entire problem, the liberals want everyone who is not heterosexual to stand up and scream thier sexual prefernce to the four corners of the world and when we(I) don’t act amazed and enthused you get mad and call me homophobe. When I don’t agree with the Gaga about her definition of Bravery or Office Depots proclamation that they can sell Bravery to anyone who lacks it Gaga monsters turn into real monsters with really bad mouths.
    How about we all just get back to sex/sexual preference is a private matter, little kids follow what thier parents teach them and Office supply stores sell pencils and paper not bravery, support bravery, support the troops, support this nation, support family and faith, how about that?

  • concerned

    The citizens of this Country fund the school systems through our tax dollars and I feel we still have the right to stand up and not want some Gaga campaign that is about encouraging gay behavior during school hours. We can’t teach children to be respective of others by nudging them into a gay lifestyle during there formative years. That’s removing even more restraints and opening up the doors for even more deviant behavior among youth. If a group of kids want to be on alcohol and drugs are we going to say be brave, be strong, you’re born this way. What kind of future are we wishing on these kids. I feel there are tons of issues to be discussed over this infiltration into our school systems of Homosexuality that use anti bullying as a way to make opponents look misguided and supportive of bullying.Sure a gay person has just as much right as anyone else to not be singled out and attacked, but sexual preference should’nt give you the right to act as some sort of oppressed group in society with over the top protection. This type of campaigns will probably take away attention from kids that are bullied for reasons other than being gay.

    I don’t know how we as a Country will be able to accomplish this but we’ve got to stop throwing billions of dollars into the entertainment industry, they’re just using our money to cram there agendas on the Government and into our homes. It’s ironic that we conservatives who have a right to be entertained just as much as anyone else play a big part in fueling our own demise. All the money we spend that makes it to Hollywood is fueling corruption, we help make all these anti family, anti USA, anti religious initiatives happen. I see no end to this.

    • http://coswiccamom.wordpress.com Cos Wicca Mom

      The first problem with your argument is you can’t push someone into a gay lifestyle. They are either gay or they aren’t and no amount of pushing will change that either way. The second problem is there is nothing wrong, harmful (temporarily disregarding outside threats that this foundation is trying to eliminate), or destructive about being gay while most people will admit alcohol and drugs are all of those things. Third, while bullying of all kinds should stop, gay bullying tends to go to the extreme and has a higher rate of suicide and murder than other bullying causes. There are many different definitions of family and I would like to see ALL families flourish.

      • concerned

        The citizens of this Country fund the school systems through our tax dollars and I feel we still have the right to stand up and not want some Gaga campaign that is about encouraging gay behavior during school hours. We can’t teach children to be respective of others by nudging them into a gay lifestyle during there formative years. That’s removing even more restraints and opening up the doors for even more deviant behavior among youth. If a group of kids want to be on alcohol and drugs are we going to say be brave, be strong, you’re born this way. What kind of future are we wishing on these kids. I feel there are tons of issues to be discussed over this infiltration into our school systems of Homosexuality that use anti bullying as a way to make opponents look misguided and supportive of bullying.Sure a gay person has just as much right as anyone else to not be singled out and attacked, but sexual preference should’nt give you the right to act as some sort of oppressed group in society with over the top protection. This type of campaigns will probably take away attention from kids that are bullied for reasons other than being gay.

        I don’t know how we as a Country will be able to accomplish this but we’ve got to stop throwing billions of dollars into the entertainment industry, they’re just using our money to cram there agendas on the Government and into our homes. It’s ironic that we conservatives who have a right to be entertained just as much as anyone else play a big part in fueling our own demise. All the money we spend that makes it to Hollywood is fueling corruption, we help make all these anti family, anti USA, anti religious initiatives happen. I see no end to this.

        • http://coswiccamom.wordpress.com Cos Wicca Mom

          So your response to my rebuttal was a repeat of what I was disagreeing with? How does that promote a healthy discussion? Do you think if you just say the same thing over and over again people will eventually agree with you? My issues with your statement still stand and since you offered no rational argument and simply state the exact same thing verbatim are valid. Let me know when you can come up with something new and valid.

    • Me

      “…some Gaga campaign that is about encouraging gay behavior during school hours…”
      “…nudging them into a gay lifestyle during there formative years…”
      “…If a group of kids want to be on alcohol and drugs are we going to say be brave, be strong, you’re born this way…”
      “…sexual preference should’nt give you the right to act as some sort of oppressed group in society with over the top protection…”
      I’m sorry, and I mean no disrespect, but it’s ignorant thoughts such as these that are the fuel for campaigns such as the Born This Way Foundation. The campaigns are not attempting to push kids into homosexuality or encourage “deviant” tendencies. They are looking to promote resilience in a society where, unfortunately, many people have outdated viewpoints such as your own. It’s clear that members of the LGBT community do not receive the same rights and respect on a widespread scale as any other straight citizen. It is very much an oppressed group.

      • concerned

        Thanks. I’m very flattered that such an ignorant American as myself earned an educated rebuttal.

  • Amalia

    Who cares if “Judas” is a metaphor? Pardon me if I don’t believe Saint GaGa. She, like every other entertainer, despises Christianity. This is crystal clear in everything she does.

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  • concerned

    Hi,
    Someone said I made some ignorant comments, I’m thankful I made it into adulthood as ignorant as I can be about being Gay. I admit I’m not in the loop on this, but what I see in my community is nothing but self destructive behavior, they look so restless and in search of something more. The big crime in all of this is that the Entertainment Industry and countless politicians are able to live and portray a glamorous life and future. This is just not how it is for those we see in countless communities. Does that sound like I don’t care.I feel like in the end gay couples and groups are going to get everything their asking for, a large percentage of our Country is just fixated on paying the bills and taking care of there needs. They don’t think social issues nor Government initiatives will ever threaten there right to be free to do as they please with there money. I thank we should be thankful for everyday our Nation is still a shadow of it’s former self. They want us to believe there’s truly this huge populace of youth just waiting to bust out of the closet. Gays want to take credit for making Hollywood wealthy, that’s not true we did, I like radio, TV, movies, and we can’t watch the vast majority of channels or movies with out seeing gay actors, musicians. etc. We paved the way for this not the Gay community, but yes now they pretty much on it. I often wonder what would happen to any actor that wouldn’t allow themselves to be paraded out on the “Ellen show” , bet that would end a career.

    Anyway
    Sounds like Staples is not the answer. Is there any organization out there that can help us stop spending our hard earned money in stores that want lead our youth down such a self-destructive path.

    One more thing, I’ve learned over the last few days that there are really great and caring leaders in schools that are helping kids be strong in the face of adversity but you can’t help but feel the infiltration of Gay rights advocates into the schools through anti bullying,is hijacking organizations in schools that really do accept everyone. Those good organizations will be destroyed and replaced with nothing more than gay workshops.

  • Jesse

    Oh Lord, don’t crucify these people for they know not what they do and what slander is spread by their sharpened tongues.
    Amen.
    ;D
    I would much like to see people of the cloth (religious) do something more than accuse a BUSINESS for being inhumane (basically) for caring about the gays & damned -.- (no offense guys)
    Why don’t you go out and pray for world peace than try to start a war? Spread the Word an not gossip, which is “like tiny morsels”? Be quick to listen and slow to judge?
    BE AN EXAMPLE! What you’re doing is saddening! What kind of message does this send? It sends HATE & as Christians I’m sure you know that the good Lord HATES hate! Come on you guys. I’d love your writing if it weren’t so bigoted and so out of place.
    How dare you condemn CHILDREN for wanting to fall in love with someone whom may or may not look like them! It’s horrendous & unfortunate.
    Do you think people are gonna listen when you come brandishing whips & swords while proclaiming that you come in the name of God? Do you think God would look at you with ANY kind of happiness? Save Souls! Don’t destroy them.
    Gaga is a role model & you have to understand. Her words are more than what they appear at face value. She has the power to sway the minds of so many when she sings, why? Because GOD gave her such a gift. Let Him use her as a vessel for what He has planned & you do your thing.
    I think you are a hypocrite, but you’re not the only one at fault.
    I only wish you would use such a remarkable talent with words to build people up rather than tear them down. & yes I know it sucks when people respond so rudely, but did Jesus curse them when he was on that cross all bloody & dying?! No!! He PRAYED for them!!
    People are always going to come at you brandishing their stones, but it’s up to YOU as a follower of Christ to let such situations be taken into account by God himself.
    It’s a shame really.
    David + Nancy French; I believe you could do so much more with your words, but this isn’t it.
    Little Monsters; Mother would be ashamed of you. SOME of you twist her words to something that was never there and you too kill in her name.
    I love God & Gaga, but I’m not going to denounce one because of some business deal. It’s ridiculous.

  • Jersey Boy

    I’m surprised you missed this one Nancy in your quest to drag GaGa though the dirt.

    GaGa talks sex toys with her young fans. On your best day near strangers would never love you like that.

    Must make your Conservative soul cringe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcED-Dufels

  • akmendez

    I hate it when religious people quote the bible to push their agenda. Do you realize that you are using a fictional book, that has countless versions, translations, and authors before it came to be what it is today, as a rule book? Have you ever played the game of telephone? The message always changes from one person to the other.
    The author cant help but think this way because she is a army wife. People are conceited and will always think that their problems are the most important. If you are gay then you will undoubtedly think that gay rights are the most important. If you’re a widow and your husband was a cop you think that you have it the worst and that the youths of America are despicable because they caused your husband to die. so on and so on. Both cases ignore the fact that they still have a roof over their heads and food on their table. A lot of us have hard times not a hard life but fail to see it that way. No one will ever agree with each other, its not in our nature.
    Still there is no reason why money that was going to be spent anyways couldn’t have gone towards making ads about equality and standing up for yourself. The author forgets that even maintaining the site and creating ads costs money.

  • keepyourpower

    I feel so sorry for the younger generation, that they have to idolize a filthy woman like Gaga.
    By the way..idolizing anyone but God, will not get you to a good place!
    Metaphors…so what!? Why couldn’t she use cleaner metaphors? Is her voice NOT GOOD ENOUGH to get her to the top of the charts? Why does she have to make such a spectacle of herself? Why is she drunk in public? Why is she half naked in public? Why does she grope herself in public? Talking sex toys to children? Do you REALLY think these are GOOD things she does?
    If you do, your soul is perverted. It is not all your fault. The people of the USA have LET their young become members of a very sick and evil society.

    Tell me, would you fall in love, or marry a woman who acted like that in public? Again, if you say Yes..I feel sorry for you.

    Like I said..I feel sorry for you.

    • Jersey Boy

      If she did like you wanted, she would be like you, only a forum jockey, not GaGa

      I feel sorry for close minded people like you

  • keepyourpower

    REAL BRAVERY IS overcoming the temptation to give into the sin!

    • Jersey Boy

      Are you saying the VAST majority of people don’t sin?
      How self-righteous are you?

  • concerned

    Office Depot has linked “Born This Way” which is a common excuse we here about a choice someone has made, and made it the central advertising theme for their back to school sales.

    Anyway they responded to one of my posts which I later deleted that this campaign is in no way connected to other Anti- Bullying initiatives like Dan Savage’s who is Pres. Obama’s personal pick to head up his administrations own Anti Bully message, I learned about Savage when he bullied and cursed students that didn’t support Homosexuality at a H.S. assembly . They also indicated this had nothing to do with Obama, I didn’t mean to imply that but they seemed to take it that way because I mentioned Savage in my post and I unintentionally copied and posted a section about Abortion from an internet resource, so I deleted my entire message from their FaceBook page.

    However for anyone that cares please see below the list of partners that were at the inaugural event of Lady Gaga’s BTWF, You’ll see that the Executive Branch of our Govt. was a partner and represented by HHS’s Kathleen Sebilius. So I don’t see how the Office Depot rep. can accurately say they are not linked with the Obama administration through tehm becoming an active partner also.

    All the supporters of OD say that all the customers OD loses will be replaced by LGBT customers. That may be true in areas or cities that have a strong LGBT presence but I’m not so sure that there will be enough of these replacement customers at many store locations outside of those markets .

    You have to expect if this doesn’t pan out, guess who will wind up passing some sort of bill or law to protect companies that have faltered because they decided to partner up with Lady Gaga and the LGBT community.

    This is where I found the linked between HHS and BTWF, it’s from Wiki.

    Born This Way Foundation
    In 2012 she launched the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment and issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development. It takes its name from the 2011 single and album. The foundation plans to work with a number of partners, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.[188][189][190][191] Media proprietor Oprah Winfrey, writer Deepak Chopra *and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the inauguration at Harvard University.*[192][193] The foundation’s original funding included $1.2 million from Lady Gaga, $500,000 from the MacArthur Foundation, and $850,000 from Barneys New York.[194]

  • concerned

    Office Depot has linked “Born This Way”, which is a common excuse voiced for a choice someone has made. They’ve partnered with Lady Gaga,BTWF, and made it the central advertising theme for their back to school sales.

    However for anyone that cares, please see below the list of partners that were at the inaugural event of Lady Gaga’s BTWF, You’ll see that the Executive Branch of our Govt. is an active partner and represented by HHS’s Kathleen Sebelius.

    Many of the supporters of this partnership on the OD page say that the customers OD loses will be replaced by LGBT customers and their supporters, I really like how Office depot has allowed the LGBT community to tell their loyal customers ,see ya!. That may work in a few communities, cities, that have a strong LGBT presence but I’m not so sure that there will be enough of these replacement customers at many store locations outside of those markets .

    This is where I found the linked between Obama’s HHS and Lady Gaga BTWF, it’s from Wiki.

    Born This Way Foundation
    In 2012 she launched the Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), a non-profit organization that focuses on youth empowerment and issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development. It takes its name from the 2011 single and album. The foundation plans to work with a number of partners, including the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.[188][189][190][191] Media proprietor Oprah Winfrey, writer Deepak Chopra and United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius spoke at the inauguration at Harvard University.[192][193] The foundation’s original funding included $1.2 million from Lady Gaga, $500,000 from the MacArthur Foundation, and $850,000 from Barneys New York.[194]

    You can do the research Anti Bullying has become the Trojan Horse Gay rights activist like Lady Gaga and Obama’s Noble Savage are using to gain access to your children during school hours.

    It’s very difficult to speak out against this without them making you look like you are for bullying among our youth.

    Gay rights advocates are using Office Depot to recruit youth in hopes that this will persuade enough voters to vote for politicians who support their cause. I guess HHS Kathleen Sebelius sees this as another form of birth control for obvious reasons.LOL .

    You have to expect if this doesn’t pan out, guess who will wind up passing some sort of bill or law to protect companies that have faltered because they decided to partner up with Lady Gaga and the LGBT community.

  • concerned

    Looks like Walgreens is going down the same path of using ant-bullying as a way to help pave the way into our schools for Gay Pride. It’s on their web site along with their rainbow colored “Pride Logo” that somehow is supposed to lead us to believe Safe Schools and Anti Bullying is for everyone. You cant’t speak out against this without appearing to support bullying in general. That is the intent of Gay activist who are involved with programs such as the one’s at Walgreens and Office Depot. Below is a list of the cities where Walgreens will be supporting Care with Pride parades and festivals. I believe this would be the markets I alluded to when I spoke of Office Depot having certain markets where they would gain LGBT customers at the expense of losing those in non supportive markets . Activist hope that if they can persuade more and more youth to join their cause it will help them elect officials that will give then their every desire.

    It’s ironic that Gay couples can’t really produce off spring nor do they reproduce any consumers within their sexual relationship who would actually spend money on all these consumer products such as baby products from Johnson and Johnson, a rabid supporter of Gays.

    This makes no sense, they have to recruit in order to be able and expand as a group in order to help expand sales on these products which in all reality, traditional families are more likely to actually be the ones that would have a higher demand for these products . Yet instead of giving traditional families a break on the price of the products ,the profits are handed over to the Homosexual community which on it’s on is unable to support a consumer good for any longer than the two people in the relationship can survive, which I would expect to be far fewer years than traditional families have. I think I’ve even read where they have a lower mortality rate, not due to aids but because of the high incidence of other forms of bodily abuse and self-destructive behavior. Maybe that’s where Johnson and Johnson come in.

    This is from Walgreens site….

    Look for Care with PRIDETM at various PRIDE festivals and parades throughout the year.

    Sacramento
    Miami
    Indianapolis
    Boston
    Milwaukee
    Los Angeles
    Philadelphia
    Pittsburgh
    Washington DC
    Albany, NY
    Denver
    NYC
    Houston
    Seattle
    Minn/St. Paul
    San Francisco
    Chicago
    St. Louis
    St. Petersburg
    Rochester, NY
    San Diego
    Orange County
    Dallas
    Atlanta
    Palm Springs, CA

  • concerned

    Kevin Jennings was Obama’s pick to lead his Office of Safe Schools, You only have to read a few lines about the man and the list of his books to realize this is about forcing with the help of safe school laws every aspect of LGBT beliefs onto children and disproving parents , the entire idea of safe schools is great, but this is just another example of how the public is being mislead , and all the while just following along willy nilly in the name of love and acceptance.

    This National leader of this cause has only written books about the Gay lifestyles. He is the leader of GLSEN , a favorite charity among the Hollywood elite, A lot of the money we spend on consumer goods and entertainment eventually aids in the support of Gay Pride.

    Below is another example of who is the driving force behind this along with Lady Gaga and Noble Savage along with Bill Jennings, there the new brave and courageous leaders. It also appears that LGBT has already marched through the Corporate World under the safety net of Anti Discrimination Laws, you would of thought somebody would of stood up but I guess they were afraid of getting into trouble with the Federal Government , So now a man giving sex to a man , and a Woman giving sex to another woman somehow has become a federally protected with a multitude of perks, this sex act provides opportunities and freedoms I doubt any other group will ever realize. So now there poised to march through the schools. What will be next? You need to check out the war Gays are currently waging on the Boy Scouts and look at a list of all the National Youth programs that didn’t put up much of a fight and are now no more that tools in the Gaying of America. Office Depot and Lady Gaga encouraging bravery and courage among Gay youth is lauded, but bravery and courage in the Boy Scouts is despised.

    Below is another example of who is the driving force behind Safe Schools along with Lady Gaga and Noble Savage,
    Kevin Jennings, their the new brave and courageous leaders.

    Kevin Jennings
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education
    In office
    July 6, 2009 – June, 2011
    Personal details
    Born May 8, 1963 (age 49)
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    Domestic partner Jeff Davis[1]
    Alma mater Harvard University
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    Stern School of Business, New York University
    Occupation Teacher, author, human rights activist, administrator
    Website KevinJennings.com
    Military service
    Awards National Education Association (NEA)’s Virginia Uribe Award for Creative Leadership in Human Rights.
    Kevin Brett Jennings (born May 8, 1963) is an American educator, author, and administrator. He was the Assistant Deputy Secretary for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools at the U.S. Department of Education from 2009-11. In July 2011, he became the president and CEO of nonprofit organization Be The Change.[2]
    Jennings holds degrees from Harvard University, Columbia University’s Teachers College, and the Stern School of Business at New York University. He became a teacher and was named one of fifty “Terrific Teachers Making a Difference” by the Edward Calesa Foundation, he also came out as gay to his students.[3] In 1990 he founded the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Education Network (later changed to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network), which became a leading group seeking to end discrimination, harassment, and bullying based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In 1992 he was named co-chair of the Education Committee of the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth in Massachusetts. Jennings has authored six books on gay rights and education, including one which won the Lambda Literary

    JENNINGS WRITTEN WORKS!

    Jennings, Kevin (editor) (1994). Becoming visible : a reader in gay & lesbian history for high school & college students. Boston: Alyson Publications. ISBN 1-55583-254-7.
    Jennings, Kevin (editor) (1994). One teacher in 10 : gay and lesbian educators tell their stories (1st ed.). Boston: Alyson Publications. ISBN 1-55583-263-6.
    Jennings, Kevin (editor) (1998). Telling tales out of school : gays, lesbians, and bisexuals revisit their school days. Los Angeles: Alyson Books. ISBN 1-55583-418-3.
    Jennings, Kevin; Shapiro, Patricia Gottlieb (2003). Always my child : a parent’s guide to understanding your gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, or questioning son or daughter. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-2649-6.
    Jennings, Kevin (editor) (2005). One teacher in 10 : LGBT educators share their stories (2nd ed.). Los Angeles: Alyson Books. ISBN 1-55583-869-3.
    Jennings, Kevin (2006). Mama’s boy, preacher’s son : a memoir. Boston: Beacon Press. ISBN 0-8070-7146-3.
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    • Jersey Boy

      No one is trying to teach children to be gay, more like teaching not to bully, harass and ridicule others not like themselves.

      Why are you so afraid of the truth? Gay is here to stay whether you like it or not. The days of bullying Gays are almost over.

      Get with the program.
      Military marchers wear uniforms in gay pride parade

      “With the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” last year, “it was (about) civil rights. This year, the fact that people could come in uniform, it’s about personal empowerment,” said Sean Sala, an activist and former Navy operations specialist second-class petty officer. “It’s a landmark day.”
      While the massive crowds were supportive, a small anti-gay religious group stood along the parade route bearing signs proclaiming “Repent” and “Homo Sex is a Sin.” They largely were muffled by the surrounding crowds that seemed to get louder as each marching group drove by.”

      http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/story/2012-07-22/military-gay-pride-parade/56419032/1?csp=34news

  • Jane

    All of us vastly different people just have to respect each other, and in doing so allow people to make their own life decisions, right? We cannot eliminate things like bullying, but what’s the harm in Office Depot trying to do their part, to try *something* to help make a particular group of children feel more safe? I think Office Depot’s campaign is by no means a slur on the brave soldiers who fight for the USA. Remember when you were made fun of in school as a child and how terrible it felt? I think bravery to a child or a young teen is a completely different thing than it is to an adult soldier fighting for his country. Thank God children don’t need to understand what that sort of bravery is (at least, not in this country).