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Old 23rd April 2012, 12:41 PM
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Scores of South Korean Christians staged protests yesterday as US singer Lady Gaga arrived for a concert in Seoul.

About 300 Protestant church members were to gather in downtown Seoul last night to hold a group prayer against the concert in the capital.

"We will pray to God that the concert will not be realised so that homosexuality and pornography will not spread around the country," prayer organiser Kang Ju-Hyun said

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/glancevie...dy-gaga.glance
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Old 23rd April 2012, 12:45 PM
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Default Re: Koreans pray against Lady Gaga

If they would pray against Justin Beiber or One Direction I could see a point, but Gaga ...
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Old 24th April 2012, 06:11 PM
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David Yonggi Cho (formely known as Paul Yonggi Cho) is a Korean Christian minister. He is Senior Pastor and founder of the Yoido Full Gospel Church (Assemblies of God), the world's largest congregation with a membership of 1,000,000 (as of 2007[update]).[1] Cho still conducts two services of the seven the church holds a day; they are so heavily attended that people often must arrive an hour early to have a seat.

And they could only manage to get 300 to the prayer meeting? Pathetic.
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Old 24th April 2012, 06:16 PM
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Default Re: Koreans pray against Lady Gaga

In many ways I think this demonstrates the problem with news these days. I have this view that the quality of news is deteriorating, but perhaps that is a myth. Stories like this, that effectively say that a fringe religion holds silly views only make the news because they'll create strong responses in people. Actually we know fringe groups exist, and we know that they'll do silly things. Giving them attention seems only detrimental to society, and with no benefit (other than, perhaps, entertainment). Imagine what would have happened, for example, if that pastor in the US who burnt the Koran just wasn't given any news coverage. It's like the theory of why you shouldn't negotiate with terrorists - it's just giving undeserved legitimacy to their concerns.
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Old 24th April 2012, 06:32 PM
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In many ways I think this demonstrates the problem with news these days. I have this view that the quality of news is deteriorating, but perhaps that is a myth.
I find it hard to disagree that it is deteriorating, commenting only that reading back over a couple of centuries it is equally hard to tell when it was not.
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And they could only manage to get 300 to the prayer meeting? Pathetic.
The rest were trying to buy tickets?
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Old 24th April 2012, 06:59 PM
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Good grief!!!!!!!!
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shouldnt they be more worried about the psycho to the north of them instead of a entertainer?
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