The Christian conservative group
Florida Family Association protested the opening stop of Lady Gaga's
Born This Way tour in Tacoma, Washington by flying a banner
which read “NOT BORN THIS WAY.”
The group's protest was directed at the
anti-bullying Born Brave campaign which accompanies the concert.
“How would you feel if your child or
grandchild went to a concert where unbeknownst to you they were
convinced to embrace a homosexual or transgender lifestyle for a
lifetime?” the group wrote on its website. “You can help counter
Lady Gaga's concert campaign to persuade kids to accept the
“The fact that someone these kids do
not know spent significant resources to fly a plan[e] to tell them
they are NOT born that way will prayerfully speak to their souls.
Florida Family Association would like to fly more banners to counter
Gaga's hedonistic, Godless message at more concerts,” the group
said in asking for donations.
The group incorrectly added that gay
men are responsible for 33% of cases where a male minor is abused.
“All of these studies indicate that
homosexual males target adolescent males at a rate that is
disproportional to the population by 2200% (1.5% of the population
which is homosexual accounts for 33% of homosexual abuse cases.)”
“Thousands of kids who might have
otherwise worked through their pubescent sexual identity issues will
be inspired to accept the wrong choice based upon this unscientific,
emotionally charged propaganda.”