Madonna
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Religion

Spiritual

26 Nov 2014

The ritual of prayer isn't a religious thing as much as it is having a ritualistic moment to acknowledge things and not take things for granted. [...] Your mother is going to be with you regardless. There are other angels that exist besides your mother. My mother is protecting me, too. But she’s not the only one.

Madonna said, in an interview with Interview Magazine

When the world discovered I was studying Kabbalah, I was accused of joining a cult, I was accused of being brainwashed. Of giving away all my money. I was accused of all sorts of crazy things. Now, you would think that studying the mystical interpretation of the Old Testament and trying to understand the secrets of the universe was a harmless thing to do. I wasn’t hurting anybody. Just going to class, taking notes in my spiral notebook, contemplating my future. I was actually trying to become a better person.

Madonna said, in an interview with Bazaar

I am building schools for girls in Islamic countries and studying the Qur'an. I think it is important to study all the holy books. As my friend Yaman always tells me, a good Muslim is a good Jew, and a good Jew is a good Christian, and so forth. I couldn't agree more. To some people this is a very daring thought.

Madonna said, in an article published by the Harper's Bazaar

Madonna
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Political Affiliation

Criticizes Trump

23 Jun 2020

Lets slow down testing of Covid in America because the numbers of people testing positive are getting too high for Trump to deal with… And lets make it a law for anyone who burns the flag to go to jail for one year but lets have no law or reform or consequences put in place for Police officers who shoot and kill black victims for no reason!! Finally- Trump is upset about George Washingtons image being desecrated even though George Washington owned Slaves!! Ill take Sleepy Joe Biden any day over this White Supremacist [Pig Emoji] Aka/ Nazi Aka Sociopath thats in The WHITE HOUSE! Time to Wake Up.

Madonna said, on her Instagram

Criticizes Trump

21 Jan 2017

It took this horrific moment of darkness to wake us the fuck up. It seems as though we had all slipped into a false sense of comfort, that justice would prevail and that good would win in the end. Well, good did not win this election. But good will win in the end. [...] Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won't change anything. We cannot fall into despair.

Madonna said, during a speech at the Women's March on Washington

Madonna
Criticizes Trump

10 Jan 2017

Wait a second. Donald Trump is the president. It’s not a bad dream. It really happened.’ It’s like being dumped by a lover and also being stuck in a nightmare

Madonna said, in an interview with BAZAAR

Summary

Madonna was raised Roman Catholic, but has since adopted a version of Judaism called Kabbalah.

Madonna’s father was a political activist who fought for workers rights and Madonna inherited his Democratic liberal position.

Editorial

Madonna was raised in Detroit, Michigan in a big Italian Catholic family.[1] Her name is in fact adopted from one of the many aliases of the Virgin Mary, a near goddess to the Catholic faith.

Later in her life, Madonna converted to a sect of Judaism called Kabbalah.[2] She has even, at times been asked to be called Esther, after the Jewish historical figure.

Madonna has given millions of dollars to the Kabbalah Institute and some argue that her divorce with her most recent husband, Guy Ritchie, was because of her strange religious beliefs and practices.[3]

Fame and fortune just aren't enough

Madonna has talked about why she went from Catholic pop star to Jewish princess, saying:

I was what you would call at the top of my world. I'd won a Golden Globe for Evita, I was pregnant, I had fame, I had fortune, everything that you would perceive a person would want in life. But I'm sure everyone's had that out-of-body experience where you say to yourself — and it might happen at 28 or 38 or 68 — why am I here? Why am I inside of this body? What am I doing? And I was hearing that question a lot.[4]

Still, she's drawn criticism from Kabbalah rabbis for some of her religious-themed music. One, Israel Deri, said:

Such a woman brings great sin on Kabbalah.[5]

She likes gays, what can I say?

Madonna has been a strong supporter of the Democratic Party and many liberal social movements. She came out in support of Barack Obama during his 2008 campaign and has been an advocate for gay rights since her rise to fame in the 80s. At a gay rally, Madonna said in a speech:

If we can elect an African-American as president, we can support gay marriage![6]

She came out against the war in Iraq and the Bush administration, saying:

Global terror is everywhere. Global terror is down the street, around the block. Global terror is in California. There's global terror everywhere and it's absurd to think you can get it by going to one country and dropping tons of bombs on innocent people.[7]

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