- Associated Press - Saturday, May 19, 2012

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AP) - Christian youths in the Philippines are continuing to protest against Lady Gaga’s upcoming concerts despite organizers’ assurances that her performances will not threaten morality.

Some 200 Christian youths marched in Manila for the second straight day Saturday, chanting “Stop the Lady Gaga concerts.” They held placards urging the pop diva to “respect our faith, stop the blasphemy.”

The Biblemode Youth Philippines members also plan to hold a vigil starting Sunday near the seaside concert venue. They say they are offended by Lady Gaga’s music, particularly her song “Judas,” which they say mocks Jesus Christ.

Authorities have approved the concerts, which are set for Monday and Tuesday, but say they won’t allow lewd acts.

Sold-out crowds and angry protests have followed Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” Asian tour.

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