Poor Nicky Minaj Missed a Memo

Just a decade or two ago, a little anti-Catholicism went a long way. It got you glowing media and adoring fans and all the attention a growing pop star needed to feed a career.

In the 80's and 90's, Madonna did wonders for her career with Catholic bashing. Hey, a little sacrilege used to go a long way.

But poor Nicky Minaj didn't get the memo that the country's moved on from when a little blasphemy bought you a career. She's been working on the old playbook. This country's been beating on the Catholic Church for so long it's gotten...well...a little boring.

Poor Nicky Minaj showed up to the Grammys with a dude dressed up like the Pope and then, according to The Catholic League:
Minaj’s performance began on stage with a mock confessional skit. This was followed by a taped video depicting a mock exorcism. With stained glass in the background, she appeared on stage again with choir boys and monks dancing.Perhaps the most vulgar part was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer. Finally, “Come All Ye Faithful” was sung while a man posing as a bishop walked on stage; Minaj was shown levitating.
Look, when you have a Catholic HHS Secretary attempting to force Catholic institutions to pay for abortion pills, when you have a Catholic governor signing a gay marriage bill without any protections for religious institutions from being forced to perform them, and when you have Catholic nuns cheering on a President's anti-Catholic activities, a little anti-Catholicism on stage just isn't going to get you what it used to.

Anti-Catholicism used to be called brave. But now it's just boring.

The real horrors being inflicted on the Church are too much in the forefront of people's minds for a little stagecraft to get a lot of bang for the buck. You know what would get a lot of attention? A little reverence. A little real faith. Now, that would get noticed.

Look at how upside down the world is. Just a decade ago Madonna made a career out of bashing Christianity and it was scandalous and people talked about it and couldn't believe what she'd just said or done. But nowadays this country is scandalized by someone like Tim Tebow. Yeah, Tebow is called controversial. He's scandalous. He's talked about.

Faithfulness and orthodoxy are the new rebellion.

Nicky Minaj levitating in a mock possession? Yawn.

Comments

  1. Tim Tebow is controversial to the limousine liberal set who believe that Obama is a Messiah. He wasn't controversial to about 98% of NFL fans who know that Gale Sayers was a man.

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  2. It is nice to see a man like Tim Tebow.

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  3. This is so true! Tim Tebow was being asked to "tone it down" on the Christianity, but this depravity got the go ahead from the Grammy producers! I know it is to be expected at this point but, it is so blatantly clear that the likes of this would never been allowed if it was directed toward any other religion, a particular ethnicity or "alternative lifestyle". There is no filter of civility or decency when it comes tithe Catholic Church!

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  4. Nicky Minaj won no awards at the Grammy's. She probably knew she would not because she has NO talent or class so she had to do all that disrespectful crap to get attention. Pathetic.

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  5. I was actually just saying the same to my dad tonight. I cannot muster the energy to get upset about this because everyone is doing it.

    Cheri

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  6. Oh well . . . these no-talent tarts have to do SOMETHING to extend their "careers" for an additional 15 minutes.

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  7. When her music's been around for 2000+ years, then maybe I'll pay attention to her.



    Maybe.

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  8. BTW - If anyone would like to express their opinion of said performance to the lady who OKed it - it's Barbara Dehgan, barbd@grammey.com

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  9. This is true and I agree with it so much that I'm not even going to re-post it. I am not giving that moron any more press.

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  10. I don't believe that is the correct email address as Grammy is spelled with an ey in it.

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  11. You are right - my mistype. That should be barbd@grammy.com

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  12. I have no idea who this person is. I must have done something right with my life.

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  13. I watched it thinking, you know, Madonna did this whole shock the Catholics thing in the '80's much better than either minaj or Lady Gaga. It's too bad that when Nicky was with Madonna at the Super Bowl, she didn't ask for advice.

    I'm of two minds on calling people out like this. On one hand, I am all for defending Mother Church as the Bride of Christ, but on the other, people like her do this stuff all the time for attention. Any time we cry out in protest, we're giving her what she wants. What if, after something like this, all Catholics around the world ignored it. Would it stop?

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  14. Looked like a bad dream/nightmare of perhaps Saint Joan of Arc, St.Catherine or some saint who was falsely accused by the Church.

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  15. What was so ironic is that the show started with a prayer of healing. It ended with Catholic mocking. So much for healing. I guess only the right kind of religion will be tolerated.

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  16. You can never ignore it. You always have to speak up and fight against it. The holocaust started out with small things, first wear this star, now move into this ghetto, now we are going to fence this ghetto in, culminating with Hitler's evil final solution in gas chambers and crematoria.

    No, you always have to speak up.

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  17. Matt, what a brilliant idea!!! I have always secretly wanted to be a star... Instead of 'shalimamma' I could be Lady MaMa! And, like, do holy hip hop! Pro-life stuff! Get all hard core with stuff about the Eucharist and Mary Mediatrix... I am liking this...

    I know it sounds like I'm joking... well, I am about ME doing this because I'm like 20 years too old, HOWEVER, I have daughters. Or, if someone would like to steal this idea and patent is, just remember where you got it and throw me a little bit of your royalties...

    Seriously, 'shock holiness' would rock, and if you do this? I will support you with my DOLLAR and iTunes subscription!

    Nicki Manaj? Actually I laughed when I saw that... her voice was out of tune, her accent was silly (roman holidaaaaaaaaay...), and I kind of felt sorry for her because she looked like she had forgotten to take her meds.

    Blessings ;)
    ~shalimamma at lifevictorious

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  18. OK, I am still laughing... in the picture you posted, all I can see is Grandpa with Little Red Riding Hood!

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  19. Who's Nicky Minaj?

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