The Queen Of Pop believes that women have the right to abortion, and wants to have a conversation with the Pope to discuss this.
Madonna is known for pushing boundaries when it comes to her music and reinventing herself, and that's what helped her garner the attention of millions of people all around the world. The 60-year-old singer has influenced several artists as well. Raised in an all Italian-American Catholic household, Madonna thinks of her religion as her "alma mater". Recently, the music sensation revealed how she would like to sit down with Pope Francis and talk about the controversial topic: abortions reports The Christian Post.
During a candid episode of Interview, the Queen of Pop sat down with the Australian journalist Andrew Denton to discuss her new album Madam X where she also shared her opinion on women's birthing rights. During the talk show that aired on Channel 7 on June 18, the Catholic star revealed that she would rather be interested to have a discussion about what Jesus would have thought about the reproductive rights of women with the head of the Catholic Church at the Vatican.
During an interview with Australia’s Andrew Denton, @Madonna says she’d like to ask Pope Francis: “Don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?” pic.twitter.com/MZilcKmJpT— Tré Goins-Phillips (@tregp) June 19, 2019
Although the Grammy winner was excommunicated from her church, she revealed during an interview that this exclusion didn't stop her from introducing Christian imagery in her songs. "Catholicism feels like my alma mater. It’s the school I used to go to, and I can go back any time I want and take whatever I want from it because I suffered all the oppression, and all the abuse — and also enjoyed all the pomp and circumstance, the drama and the confusion and the hypocrisy and the craziness," said stated during a 2015 Billboard interview.
She added, "I feel like I can say whatever I want and do whatever I want. I’ve been excommunicated by the Catholic Church a few times. But I also feel like this new pope is kind of groovy, and I think we might be able to get together and have a chat about sex." The pop icon said if given a chance she would definitely speak to the Pope about it. "Let's talk about Jesus' point of view about women. Let's talk about it," whilst adding, "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?"
With such thought-provoking questions, the Like A Virgin singer seemed pretty optimistic about having this meeting."One day he might invite me. I think this one might... I think he would be open to having that conversation with me," she added. It's not just reproductive rights she spoke about, Madonna also put forth her views on ageism. She lashed out at people who were trying to put a label on her. She said, "It would be nice to talk about my work sometimes without having a label put in front of my name."
Furthermore, she disclosed how she chose to dismiss people who had preconceived notions about her. "A lot of people have a lot of preconceived notions about who I am and they would like to limit me," said she.
This is not the first time that the music icon has ruffled feathers with the Church. In fact, her 1989 music video Like a Prayer was severely condemned by the Vatican owning to the presence of disrespectful scenes. It doesn't end there. In 2015, her song Holy Water was heavily criticized for comparing women's bodily fluids with that of the holy water that Catholics use to bless themselves.
The singer landed herself in trouble yet again during her Rebel Heart Tour as she was banned from performing some of her songs as they were considered to be "religiously insensitive." She believes that Jesus does approve of women having their right to abort a baby, while she opposes people having the right to owning a gun and she delivers this message through her new single God Control. In the first sneak peek of her God Control video which released on Tuesday she claimed, "Guns need to be made illegal." Now, the pop sensation is busy promoting her latest album, Madame X, which marks her first full-length record in 4 years.