We ridicule the mullahs who scribble off fatwas directing their faithful to kill those who draw stick figure caricatures of the Holy Prophet. We consider them ignorant, overly sensitive, and generally barbaric. Why can't they be enlightened like we are? Why can't they distinguish between freedom of speech and what really matters? Why don't they allow for art to be viewed and evaluated on its own merits? Take it or leave it. If you like it fine. If you hate it that is fine too but don't try to deny the artist the latitude to boldly go where others may fear to tread.
That is the essence of our First Amendment freedom of speech.
So, try this one on for size and see if it fits in your personal moral framework:
Gaga Goes GooGoo for Judas
What does Holy Week have to do with anything? Why is it so outrageous to say the Jesus is her virtue but Judas is her love? Seriously, how many times have you heard the movie cliche, "I know he's bad, but I love him so much...."?
Why am I having flashbacks over the theatrical release of Andrew Loyd Weber's classic production, "Jesus Christ, Superstar"?