13:30 01 April 2005
Madonna has been slammed by US radio talk show host Michael Savage for spreading a "godless worldview".
The ultra-conservative radio presenter has launched a blistering attack on the sexy singer in his new book, 'Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder'.
In it he claims her popularity is responsible for spiritually weakening America.
Savage says that despite converting to the Kabbalah Madonna has corrupted the nation with her raunchy stage shows and sexually explicit videos.
He said: "Here's a woman who made a career as a pseudo-pornographic belly dancer cavorting with a whip, and now suddenly, after having a baby, she pretends to be a holy woman riding her bicycle in England.
"She fled America because America wasn't clean enough for her offspring. In Madonna's view, we're a spiritually bankrupt nation which she helped create!"
Earlier this week, a leading US Catholic claimed Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie should be "beaten" for dressing as a nun and a priest at a fancy dress party.
American Catholic League president William Donahue is quoted by E Online as saying: "She needs to be beaten with a ruler by a real-life nun and he needs to be paddled on his behind by a real-life priest."
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