When you’re a singer, your mission is clear: meet with the Pope and convince him abortion is the way of Jesus.
That’s the route of thought apparently electrically taken in the noggin of “Like a Virgin” star Madonna.
The 60-year-old wants to get together with the leader of the world’s largest religion and give him her pitch. To hear her tell it, Jesus Christ would be totally on board with a “woman’s right to choose” (wait — I thought her song says she’s “keeping her baby”?).
In an interview with Australian journalist Andrew Denton, she walked through her presentation:
“Let’s talk about Jesus’s point of view about women. Let’s talk about it.”
That was her proposed opening for the Bishop of Rome’s transformation.
Here’s the clincher:
“What do you really think he thought of women? And don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?”
Aaaand revolution accomplished.
“One day he might invite me. I think this one might…I think he would be open to having that conversation with me.”
Perhaps she’s right about that.
So is the idea that Francis has simply never before heard the idea that a woman should be able to choose? And that Madonna’s discovered this secret, this code no one else could crack? And that all need be done is for someone to pose, “Wouldn’t Jesus think a woman can choose what to do with herself?”
That’s the ignition?
As I’ve lamented before, politics is mostly one giant straw man argument.
In order to debate someone in actuality, you have to address the core disagreement. Perhaps due to a left-wing bubble, Madonna doesn’t seem to realize pro-lifers aren’t walking around saying, “Women shouldn’t have the right to choose for their body.” They’re insisting, rather, “It isn’t the woman’s body.” Therein lies the disagreement.
But that’s okay, M. I still absolutely love “Material Girl.”
This argument to the Pope, though? It ain’t your best material. Get into the groove, girl.
Besides, as I referenced above, Madonna already let the world know what she thinks about pregnancy:
Papa I know you’re going to be upset
‘Cause I was always your little girl
But you should know by now
I’m not a baby
You always taught me right from wrong
I need your help, daddy please be strong
I may be young at heart
But I know what I’m saying
The one you warned me all about
The one you said I could do without
We’re in an awful mess
And I don’t mean maybe, please
Papa don’t preach I’m in trouble deep
Papa don’t preach, I’ve been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby, hm
I’m gonna keep my baby
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