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Archbishop urges Catholics against supporting Madonna’s Singapore show

An Archbishop in Singapore has warned his followers against supporting Madonna’s concert in the country on Sunday (28Feb16) due to her provocative behaviour.
The Vogue singer will play the conservative region for the first time on Sunday, as she was previously banned from performing in 1993 for her controversial onstage antics.
Her Rebel Heart Tour show has been slightly altered to tone down religiously sensitive elements. The performance of her track Holy Water, which features dancers gyrating against poles dressed as nuns, has been removed altogether following a recommendation from government watchdog Media Development Authority.
However, Archbishop William Goh’s office has issued a statement asking Catholics not to attend the show because of her “disrespectful” use of religious symbols and props and “blasphemous” music.
The office tells their followers it is their “moral obligation not to support those who denigrate and insult religions, including anti-Christian and immoral values promoted by the secular world.”
Goh says,”There is no neutrality in faith; one is either for or against. Being present (at these events) in itself is a counter witness. Obedience to God and His commandments must come before the arts. As the people of God, we should subscribe to authentic Arts that lead us to God through the appreciation of beauty, harmony, goodness, truth and love, respect, unity and the transcendent; and not support the ‘pseudo arts’ that promote sensuality, rebellion, disrespect, pornography, contamination of the mind of the young, abusive freedom, individualism at the expense of the common good, vulgarity, lies and half-truths.”
Her show is already prohibited to those aged under 18 years.
Madonna will perform in Manila in the Philippines before her Singapore show, and the tour will subsequently move to Australia and New Zealand.

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