“This is not a mocking of the church. It is no different than a person wearing a cross or ‘taking up the cross’ as it says in the Bible. My performance is neither anti-Christian, sacrilegious or blasphemous. Rather, it is my plea to the audience to encourage mankind to help one another and to see the world as a unified whole. I believe in my heart that if Jesus were alive today he would be doing the same thing.” – Madonna, responding to controversy surrounding her performing “Live to Tell” from a mirrored cross on her Confessions tour.