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Morning Song – Born This Way

July 6, 2017

It’s not so much that Lady Gaga’s 2011 dance anthem, “Born This Way” plagiarizes Madonna’s “Express Yourself” (the message is virtually the same; the chord changes are exactly the same). It’s that “Born This Way” unabashedly places itself firmly within the tradition of “out”, pro-LGBT, theologically-informed disco songs—a tradition that includes “Express Yourself” but also includes earlier songs like now-Archbishop Carl Bean‘s “I Was Born This Way“.

It’s a tradition that rejects the divide between those who go out clubbing Saturday night and those who go to church Sunday morning; and celebrates taking God onto the dance floor, and taking your whole self (body and soul) to the altar.

Give yourself prudence,
And love your friends,
So we can rejoice your truth….

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