The BBC reports:
Madonna has defended a controversial mock crucifixion in her stage show, saying it is part of an appeal to the audience to donate to Aids charities.
"I don't think Jesus would be mad at me and the message I'm trying to send," she told the New York Daily News.
The question isn't so much whether or not Jesus would be mad. I think the question is whether or not he's be pleased. Let's face facts: Madonna has built her career mixing pop songs with visual imagery which has promoted sexuality at odds with Chrsitian values. She has posed naked for photographs throughout her career, and many of these pictures have glorified deviant sexual acts. She has a large homosexual following and, although she is not homosexual, she has frequently identified herself with homosexuals and homosexuality. She has, form the beginning of her career, mixed religious imagery with blasphemy [her Like A Prayer video, her movie Truth or Dare (which depicted her Blonde Ambition Tour) and even her recent album "American Life" where she has sung "there is no resurrection"]. Madonna is an apostate Catholic who has serious issues with the Catholic Church and Christianity in general. She has been quoted as saying the following:
"Crucifixes are sexy because there is a naked man on them."
"Nuns are sexy."
She has also suggested that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were sexually intimate (and this was in the early 1990's, long before "The Da Vinci Code").
Madonna has attempted to portray herself as having become softer and more spiritual, and I have heard many Catholics talk about this with hope that she is experiencing a conversion.
Hopefully, Madonna will come back home to the Faith she has abandoned and openly mocked. However, she will need to publicly retract much of her career and admit that her actions were blasphemous and that many of her works (like her "Sex" book, which she reportedly quietly regrets) which led countless souls into sin and darkness.
Once she has done such things, and renounced her denial of the Divinity of Christ and His Resurrection, I will be more inclined to listen to her speculations about what Jesus would think of her behavior.