Catholic youth crusade against pop star in Poland
A group of young Catholics has launched an online petition to have the Madonna concert cancelled as it coincides with the Polish capital’s annual World War II commemoration of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the city’s Nazi’s occupiers.
As of Tuesday, the petition had gathered 31,000 supporters for the concert to be called off out of respect for the estimated 200,000 people who died in the doomed 63-day uprising by Polish partisans.
Every year at 5 p.m. on August 1 sirens wail as Warsaw residents observe a minute’s silence across the capital to remember the loss of life in the largest single rebellion against Nazi Germany .
“August 1 is a day of remembrance in Poland. We pay our respects to those who survived and those who perished in the uprising. We won’t allow the desecration of our hallowed symbols,” reads the internet petition.
It also slams the 53-year-old Queen of Pop’s onstage antics as “attacking the Catholic faith... offending Jesus Christ by burning crosses and wearing a crown of thorns” as well as promoting homosexuality and pornography.