Pop music has always butted heads with religion. Sure, for a few years there, when pop princesses of the Jessica Simpson variety reigned, you didn’t see the kind of great, envelope-pushing music videos we remember from the ’80s and early ’90s. But now, with Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro” and Taylor Momsen’s “Miss Nothing” clip (whose saucy reenactment of the Last Supper, it must be said, is kind of a letdown), we may be entering a new era of Christian-baiting music videos. In light of this development, we present our 10 favorite sacrilegious spots of all time, as a sort of primer to those looking to learn from the past.
10. “Arise” — Sepultura
There is a whole universe of nausea-inducing sacrilegious metal videos. This one, at least, you should be able to watch without losing your lunch. In short, you’ll see Jesus in the desert on the cross wearing a gas mask.