I guess this is what happens when someone tries too hard to be "deep" and "empowering" while also drinking their own koolaid. I'm a big Lady Gaga fan, though admittedly I was late to the game, but this song is just not good. Mediocre at best and racially insensitive at worst, the only good thing about this song is the beat.
The video tries way too hard and I don't really need to see Gaga giving metaphorical birth to "monsters" and machine guns. While I had planned on writing a more thought out response instead of this rant that bubbled to the surface, I don't think it would be worth the effort to criticize something so patently unimaginative and unoriginal. God makes no mistakes? Yawn. As someone perfectly said, "'I was born this way' is not an empowering statement. It's one of passivity and resignation."
I see t-shirts with the phrase "Don't be a drag, be a queen!" assaulting my eyes in the near future.