Lady Gaga – “Born this Way” – What does it mean?

"Lady Gaga" has become something of a worldwide pop culture phenomenon. On youtube alone, her videos have had HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of views and I understand her songs play on the radio a lot too. I see references to "Lady Gaga" all over the newspapers, all over the internet and someone mentions that name at least every second on twitter. She has been named as one of the world's most influential, if not THE most influential celebrity. Quite a marketing coup!

So if she has become such an influential person, lets have a look at what her songs are saying. And lets try to evaluate the spiritual source of her songs, if there is one. Where is this woman leading today's youth? Towards God, or away from God?


Ok, so now I will quote from what I presume to be an official copy of her teachings – I mean lyrics – from We will look at the song 'Born this Way'. Here we go:


"It doesn't matter if you love him or capital H-I-M
Just put your paws up
'Cause you were born this way, baby"


This song refers explicitly to God the Creator later on. So when she talks of capital H-I-M presumably she is also referring to GOD. Almighty God, the Creator and Judge of all, is being referenced in this song. And what does Lady Gaga say?

"It doesn't matter if you love … H-I-M". It doesn't matter if you love God.

Are you going to let that kind of message play through your head? That it doesn't matter if you love God? Or that its just as good as loving some boyfriend? You might say "It doesn't affect me. I just like the music." If you say that, you don't know how the human mind works. These repeated messages that we consent to enjoy have the affect of changing our values and beliefs over time.

I just want you to know that Jesus said the greatest commandment is to "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul and with all your strength". But Lady Gaga says it doesn't matter if you love God. Who are you going to believe?

Someone might say: "Oh, I believe in God. I believe in Jesus". Lady Gaga apparently believes in the existence of God and Jesus also, but she contradicts what Jesus says again and again. The world loves Lady Gaga, and buys her CDs, even though she says the opposite to what Jesus says. And I am going to prove this again and again to you.

If you believe in the existence of spirits, and that musicians can get their energy and inspiriation from spiritual forces, then could it be just possible that Lady Gaga is tapping into spiritual power that is HOSTILE to the Creator of the Universe, and that these spiritual powers are the ones who have catapulted her to meteoric heights of fame in a few short years? Put that thought on hold, lets keep looking at these lyrics and their message.

"Just put your paws up, cause you were born this way, baby."

Do humans have paws? No, animal have paws. Cats have paws. Lions, tigers and bears have paws. Paws are weapons, they are harmful. Lady Gaga is telling you basically that you are an ANIMAL, and you were BORN THIS WAY. So just accept the way you are, it doesn't matter whether you love God or not, you animal. Just follow your instincts. Are you going to let this young woman tell you this in the inner sanctuary of your mind?


"There's nothin' wrong with lovin' who you are
She said, 'cause He made you perfect, babe
So hold your head up, girl and you you'll go far
Listen to me when I say"

I'm beautiful in my way
'Cause God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way

Here's the central argument of this song. "God made you perfect. You should love the way you are. Doesn't matter what kind of so-called sin you are into. Because God made you that way."
Now, I hate to break the bad news to you. This is a deep mystery, but God is not 100% responsible for the way we are born. In fact, much of who we are is inherited from our parents and does NOT come directly from God. Our parents, and their parents before them, and so on, WERE SINFUL. We are children of ADAM, who rebelled against Almighty God and chose the dominion of Satan over his soul. All descendants of Adam are therefore FLAWED – physically, morally, intellectually.
I'm sorry to say this, but the fact is, you and I were BORN UNDER A CURSE. The curse of sin and death. Everything in our moral nature when born was already tainted with a strong pre-disposition to SIN – to REBEL against the wisdom and authority of Almighty God.
Even our physical bodies are imperfect and subject to corruption. We are all aware of this, and some of us try to cover it up with makeup or cosmetic surgery, with gym workouts or with healthy eating – but the fact is, our bodies are doomed. Our bodies are doomed, they will die, this is beyond dispute. But did you know that in their natural state,  our souls are also doomed? That "the wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). And Paul talked about the state of the Ephesians BEFORE they truly were converted to Christ and experienced a SPIRITUAL REGENERATION:
1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, 2 in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
In our natural "born this way" state, we are by nature "children of wrath". That is why Lady Gaga is totally anti-Bible when she says
"I'm on the right track, baby. I was born this way".
Jesus Christ made it very clear in his teaching that the way we were born DISQUALIFIES us from entering the Kingdom of Heaven.
You may have been born in a certain way, but that doesn't mean God approves of what you are. Jesus said, "You must be born again". You need a new clean spiritual nature, one that loves God and wants to do God's will, in order to have any chance whatsoever of entering the pure Kingdom of Heaven.
Don't believe what Lady Gaga teaches. You might like her style, her sounds or whatever, but are you going to let her influence your SOUL. Your eternal soul? What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?

But what does Lady Gaga say?

"Don't hide yourself in regret
Just love yourself and you're set
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way, born this way"


In other words: don't regret who you are, or what you have done. Love yourself, "and you're set".

There IS something about ourselves that we should love. God HAS created something special and valuable and unique in each of us. This is true. But sadly we are also tainted with something which is EVIL. And Jesus calls upon us to DENY the evil part in our souls, and follow him.

24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. (Matthew 16:24)


There is something we have to SAY NO to within OURSELVES if we want to follow Jesus and enter Heaven when we die.

Now we go on to some more of Lady Gaga's teachings:

"A different lover is not a sin
Believe capital H-I-M
I love my life, I love this record and
Mi amore vole fe yah"


A different lover IS a sin if its not your husband or wife. Or, if this is a reference to spiritual lovers, then every lover that is NOT the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY is basically an IDOL. And yes, all idolatry is sin and all idolaters will burn in the Lake of Fire.

8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

Rev 21:8 (NKJV)
"Mi amore vole fe yah" is Italian and means something like "My love needs faith". But what kind of faith does Lady Gaga have? Its a faith that opposes the Holy Spirit's teaching in the Word of God.
Later on in the song we get Lady Gaga's endorsement of homosexual practices:
"No matter gay, straight or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born to survive

No matter black, white or beige
Chola or orient made
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born to be brave"


One of the favorite tricks of the gay lobby is to associate the rejection of homosexual practices with RACISM. By mixing truth with error here, Lady Gaga gets multitudes of people to swallow a very popular lie that we have been subjected to through the media for the last 20 years at least.

Of course God makes people with different skin colors. And all skin colors are beautiful in their own way. Nothing wrong with brown skin, white skin or olive skin. But when Lady Gaga associates this with sexual orientation, she is communicating a lie.

God doesn't make anyone homosexual. People may be born with evil spirits that pervert their sexuality.  There is no "gay gene" and if there was, it would have been elimintated a long time ago through the processes of Natural Selection. I can't think of anything MORE unfavorable to survival of a characteristic than the removal of the desire to procreate.

The Bible condemns homosexual practices, but the world and certain portions of today's apostate church CELEBRATES these things and FIGHTS for them.

Again we see that Lady Gaga is serving the spiritual agenda of a Master that is HOSTILE to the Bible, to Jesus Christ and to Almighty God.

If you follow your own desires, "you are not on the right track, baby".


"Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward." (Jeremiah 7:24)


Let me leave you for now with the words of Proverb 14:12

"There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death."


Dear friend, sin is SO SERIOUS, and so pervasive in our modern culture, that it threatens to eternally destroy MULTITUDES of SOULS, including YOUR FAMILY, YOUR BEST FRIENDS, your SCHOOLMATES, your WORK COLLEAGUES. It is a veritable PLAGUE. It is a DISASTER worse than the Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan. This disaster threatens to destroy you eternally, and if it does you will FEEL IT forever.
Don't be taken down with the world. Turn from sin. Give your life to Jesus Christ, and be BORN AGAIN. Receive a new clean life from God. Reject the corrupted life and nature, and become a true holy child of God. God will do it for you if you call upon the name of Jesus sincerely. For:
"Whoever calls upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved".
God bless you and help you.


What do YOU think?


About Michael Fackerell

The Christian faith is about Jesus. He came to save the lost. About Jesus Christ, Bible teaching, Testimonies, Salvation, Prayer, Faith, Networking.


  1. Daniel Ribolsas says:

    I don’t know what kind of problem you all have.
    “It doesn’t matter if you love him… or capital H-I-M” means “It doesn’t matter if you love a man and God, put your hands up cause your born this way”! I’m sorry you guys are ridiculously stupid and don’t understand that it’s not a choice. It’s on our mind, our blood, our heart and soul. I’m christian… AND GAY!, and I love my holy, might and only savour Jesus more than everything on Earth. I DO LOVE CAPITAL H-I-M. So, please, I bag you to stop being so stupid and ridiculous trying to find something demonic and nonsense on a beautiful, and inspiring music. Thank you. The world will be a better place without prejudice ๐Ÿ™‚

    • OK Daniel. You think I am “ridiculously stupid”. By “gay” I suppose you mean you are a practicing homosexual. If you are having sex outside of marriage, you are committing a serious sin. Have you considered that the first time anyone ever thought like this about being both homosexual and Christian publicly was probably as little as 50 years ago? This kind of thinking has no historical basis. That matters, because it seems to me that this is only a kind of turning away from purity and true faith that is in Jesus Christ.

      The Bible says, “If you love me, keep my commandments”. Saying you love Jesus is easy. Do you love and obey the Jesus of the Bible? That’s the question.

      As for Lady Gaga, her videos are so sexually suggestive and filthy I don’t know how you could possibly imagine that she is a genuine voice for the true God. Google Lady Gaga Illuminati and you will get evidence of which god she is actually serving.

      Please reconsider your ways. If you lose your soul, you will not get a second chance. Don’t grieve the heart of God.

      • First off, you ARE being “ridiculously stupid.” I agree with Daniel on this. I don’t see anything wrong with being gay, except that some people like to pretend that something’s wrong with it. And you can’t change your sexuality. There have been studies to prove that you can’t. Those conversion therapies that people force themselves into do more harm than good. Way more than half the people that go through that don’t “lose” their gay feelings. Even the ones that “graduate” from conversion therapy end up still feeling gay later on down the line. Even the ones that really DESPISE being gay and don’t want to be gay still feel gay afterwards. And if that’s not enough of an argument, could you force yourself to be gay and not like the opposite sex anymore? Don’t think so…

        As for the being gay and Christian publicly, of course there’s no historical basis for that! Hundreds of years ago, even less than one hundred years ago, you would get KILLED if you said you were gay. And all Christians back then fought against gays, saying it was sin. I’m sure there were some gay Christians hundreds of years ago. They just knew that it wouldn’t be worth it to come out because they didn’t want to lose their lives. I mean, if it was the other way around and gay people were in power back then and Christians were an “abomination” and a minority and they would get murdered if they came out and said publicly that they were Christian, do you think that most of them would come out and say that? No. Most of them would hide that fact, even if they were uncomfortable with lying. It’s called preservation; it’s called not wanting to get tortured and murdered. So of course, there’s no “historical” basis for out and proud Christians years and years ago. To most, it wouldn’t have been worth losing their lives over. You can’t blame them for wanting to live, and in peace…

        Also, you mentioned Lady Gaga’s little part in the song about “homosexual practices.” Except that’s not ALL she was talking about. She said “transgendered life” as well. So she was also talking about transgender people, the ones who are born one sex but feel like/identify as another. For example, someone born a man but ends up getting surgeries to make their body more feminine and then walks, talks, and looks like a woman. And that is COMPLETELY different than gay people, just so we’re clear.
        But you didn’t mention transgender people at all, so I’m curious as to what you think of them. Do you hate and condemn them, like you do gay people?

        • Sharon Moreno says:

          Romans chapter 1:

          16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

          17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

          18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

          19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.

          20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

          21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

          22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

          23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

          24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

          25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

          26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

          27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

          28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

          29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

          30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

          31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

          32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

          Not only that, you are allowing yourself to be deceived and led astray, EVEN condoning it. I can’t even fathom that lunacy. There will come a time when its too late for you to turn to the truth. That will be a sad day for you indeed.

          • Don’t bother throwing bible verses at me. I’m not religious so I don’ t care what some fairytale god says. I don’t care if someon’s gay. I don’t care what color they are, what religion they practice, what gender they like, etc. What I care about is if they are a good person. Are they kind to others, are they judgmental, do they only care about themselves? That’s what’s important. We need to learn some humility and kindness. You’re not better than gay people because you’re straight or believe in the Christian god. You’re not better than them at all. There’s no need to be rude to them. And there’s no need to judge them because no one is perfect. Everyone has their own demons. I just happen to think that being gay isn’t a “demon” someonw can have. I don’t think it’s a sin or a bad thing to be gay. I care more about how people treat others than their sexual orientation. And if that means I’m going to hell, in your book, then I’m glad. Because if god exists and he’s really that shallow to send someone to hell just because they’re gay, when they were an extremely kind soul and helped people and treated people kindly when they lived, I don’t want to be up in heaven with him because he’s an asshole.

    • You cannot be a christian and be gay! Being gay homosexual is not of God you either serve God or the devil and the devil has u greatly deceived.
      Your ways and thoughts might seem right to you but they are not! Its the plain truth. The bible clearly says God created man to be with a woman and a woman with a man. My goodness how can believe such a lie from the devil. Proverbs 14:12
      New International Version
      There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.
      Your ways are not Gods way. …your thoughts are not God’s thoughts! You need to wake up and realize this before its not late. Quit playing games..your god is the devil and you cannot say u love God if you dont keep His commandments…your just trying to justify your sin and you cant justify sin!
      A person isnt born a drug addict …with a needle in their arm….or with a beer in their hand. A gang member isnt born a gang member.. Its a choice…being gay lesbian homosexual bisexual a a choice ppl make to give i to the lies of the stupid devil. Wake up before its too late…realize that the one true God has a great plan for your life to truly serve Him according to His plan for your life. God loves you the devil doesn’t.

      • Its not a religion its a personal relationship. Its not gonna be no fairy tale when and if you dont repent have to come face to face with God who you didn’t believe in and have to take account for those very words you said!!! Your not getting over on God…the day will come He will surely judge all things!!!

  2. You are right Michael. What about the passages where the Bible speaks of hymns and spiritual songs? The new age society has forgotten about those.

  3. I think you are making too much of this song…pulling statements and lyrics apart and over-analyzing them. “Paws” for example. I think this is just a ‘cutesie’ term for hands, nothing more. GaGa also refers to her fans as “monsters” or “little monsters”…again, I think this is a motherly, cutesie way of referring to them. She obviously doesn’t really think they are MONSTERS. *facepalm.
    Also, as a Christian who LOVES Jesus, I have to also say that you are making a horrible mistake in saying that being gay is a sin, immoral or the like. Sleeping around is immoral. Cheating on a partner or spouse is immoral. “Being” gay is the same as “being” straight. It is biology, an inclanation, something that cannot be changed or altered…it’s wired into us, one way or another….also being Bi is the same. A person cannot “help” if he or she is attracted to the same, the opposite, or both genders. Believe me.
    So therefore if it’s biologically ‘wired’ into us, why is it a sin? Especially if no action is taken on it. How can you say it’s a sin? Please don’t quote Leviticus. That will enable me to also quote Leviticus and ask if you eat pork, shellfish or any other ‘unclean’ animal…also I will ask if you keep menstruating women separate from the rest of society for 7 days a month because, that is in Leviticus too, as a “command”………Jesus did not mention homosexuality once. I believe he thought it was a personal inclination and biology also, so it was not mentioned. Ever wonder why he didn’t mention it?

    • I wonder Jodi if you have children and would refer to them as “monsters”. Motherly?

      What is LOVING Jesus? “He who has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves me.” (John 14:21).

      How do you work out if someone is making a horrible mistake? Was Moses making a horrible mistake? Was Paul making a horrible mistake when he said that in Romans 1 even those who approve of such things were terribly wrong in the eyes of God?

      There are plenty of testimonies of homosexual men who got delivered and married and had children and didn’t lust after men once they were delivered. Look it up.
      You’ll find it if you look.

      Having sex with someone you are not married to is “fornication”, Greek porneia, which means “sexual immorality” which includes perverted sexual behavior contrary to God’s original intentions. So Jesus DID speak about it – by using an all encompassing term to cover it – porneia. Just because Jesus didn’t say that having sex with goats was wrong, does that make it OK? Sorry, the argument that Jesus not spelling out the details means its OK is ridiculous.

      There are transgressions – where you violate God’s laws, and then there are “iniquities” which are generational sins, inbuilt tendencies if you like. Some have the iniquity of pride, others fear, greed or lust for something like alcohol. These are all part of the sin problem Jesus Christ came to destroy.

      Honestly, you have no basis for your opinion that Jesus thought homosexuality was a personal inclination and biology.

      He didn’t mention it because the people of Israel, though they were sinful, were not that perverted. The Greeks and Romans were, buy Jesus wasn’t addressing their culture primarily. That was left for Paul to do, and he did it, without fixating on it, in passages like Romans 1:18-31 and 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.

      Do you realise you are playing with your eternal soul? The world may applaud you for your “tolerant stand”. So might your friends, if they don’t actually despise your Christian stand for being so weak. But God won’t tolerate this in the end. Please reconsider.

    • Jesus Christ is the Living Word of God, see John 1. In as much as Calvary is historical fact or there would not be a “New Testament”, please read Romans 1:18-32 again regarding God’s take on homosexuality and lesbianism post-Calvary. Written by Paul, the greatest of all the Apostles. I am shocked that you do not hold Scriptures to be completely Divinely inspired.
      I cannot remember who wrote or what was the title of the book, but a reputable Christian some years back revealed that about 90% of all successful rock bands and stars had a blood covenant with the devil…

  4. littlered92 says:

    This song tells you to love yourself the way you are. This song tells you that you are beautiful no matter what you look like. This song tells you that you are all equal, and that you should celebrate your individuality.
    She is portraying a much better message than anyone on this site is, because she is telling you all that everyone is accepted, not just people who live a close minded life devoted to God.

    • When you mix poison in with some good things, it helps to sell the deadly poison.
      What do you mean by “everyone is accepted”? Accepted by Lady Gaga? Accepted by God? Accepted by themselves? If a person is not accepted by God, due to being a rebellious God-hater, a lover of money, themselves and sin – then how is it “good” to tell such people that there is nothing to be concerned about? Its like a fireman telling people just stay in the building as it burns down – “there is no problem”.

      • littlered92 says:

        I meant everyone is accepted by each other, or by god. This song is not telling ANYONE to be a god hater or a money lover. Do you see those exact words anywhere in the song? She is just saying that she herself will not judge you if you do not believe in god. She actually states quite the opposite of being a god hater, as you posted, actually. “God makes no mistakes”. in that line she is saying that god is good, and perfect.

        Lady gaga is sending a message to young listeners to fill their heart with love and acceptance, not hate. She is showing them that we may all be different, but while we are on this earth, let’s walk together as equals.

        • The song is not directly telling anyone to be a lover of money and hater of God. But my point was, if people ARE those things – and I can prove that most people are –

          then to tell them they are accepted by God is NOT LOVE,

           … it is to do the work of the devil by getting people to sleep on spiritually while they are on the wide road Jesus spoke of, which leads to DESTRUCTION.


          Matthew 7:13,14


          The Narrow Way

          13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because[a] narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.



          • littlered92 says:

            I was hoping you’d have the vocabulary and intelligence to have a conversation with me, not just using the bible to speak for you.

          • It is the Bible speaking. No need for personal vocabulary. Let God speak through His Word.

    • Holyroller_11 says:

      in the last days some shall depart from the faith,giving heed to doctrines of devils,thinking to change mens hearts from natural affections to unnatural ones,thinking they are saved but their not!! subject to suducing spirits,,,but the wheat grow with the tares,and will be seperated at the harvest,the wheat goes with Jesus,the tares will be burned with fire,,,,waste not time with reprobates ,the field is ripe ,but the workers are few,,men with men ,women with women have not the Spirit of God,never had it ,and without santification by the olyGhost will never have it,professers not posessers ,,period!!!

    • You preach it! Yes I understand where this site is coming from but I also understand what Lady Gaga is getting at too. She doesn’t want the LGBT people or people of different races to feel bad about who they are and also here is an argument for you to ponder, God gave us free will. He knew what Adam would defy him, and in the same sense he could tell what the world would be like to day….

  5. rickyprediger says:

    I heard one preacher- think it’s that guy from “EX Ministries” or whatever it’s called- say that the “capital H.I.M.” in Satanist circles stands for “His Infernal Majesty”- actually talking about Satan not God. I can’t verify that though.

    I guess Satanism of some form might well be popular with some of those sorts of people, those who are trying to react against “old-fashioned” Christian moral values and find some “alternative”. Not all of them se Satan as anything more than ametaphor, either, but that again doesn’t make them right of course.

  6. bornagainbytheblood says:

    We live in a fallen world, so real gays are indeed born with an abnormal desire for their own sex. Acting upon those desires, however, must be resisted just like any other sin. Furthermore, real gays can seek out a miracle from Jesus to correct their abnormal desires. We need compassion for them, for it must be difficult living with that condition. However, one should not mistaken compassion for acceptance of the immoral lifestyle of homosexuality.

  7. JesusLovesEveryone says:

    but ithought her that H-I-M was referring to a boy or something. but the rest, i totallly agree. is she satanic or something? ๐Ÿ™

    • Beloved says:

      The bible says that if you are not a child of God, that you are a child of the devil. So, in a way she is satanic,although,I don’t know if she is aware of this!

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