Michelle Shocked Lives Up To Her Name With Anti-Gay Triade At San Francisco Show

Anti-folk singer and born again Christian Michelle Shocked clearly does take her name too lightly, as the once liberal activist riled up her audience at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco on Sunday (March 17) night by denouncing the 'evils' of homosexuality, citing verses from the Old Testament to back up her beliefs.

According to Yahoo! Music, the singer and bigot told the audience that she hopes the government uphold Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage, whilst citing Biblical verses that condemn homosexuality. She went on to tell the remaining audience members (many had walked out of the venue when her triade began) to spread what she had said in the bar online, which most kindly obliged to do so, after she had told the audience, 'I live in fear that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry.'

The owner of the bar, himself a gay man, tried to end the show prematurely but Shocked kept on going until the electricity was cut and she was escorted from the premise. As a result of her triade, a number of upcoming shows featuring the singer have been cancelled by the venues, who do not wish to be connected with the homophobe. One particular club, Space in Evanston, California, pulled out of the show and posted this explanation on to their Facebook, it’s clear that this is no longer a show we’re willing to put our name on,' with many other promoters holding the same sentiments.


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Let me get this straight. Michelle Shocked, a "born again Christian" and "the [one time] liberal activist," took a few moments in her show to "[denounce] the 'evils' [your quotation marks, not mine] of homosexuality, citing ... the [O]ld [T]estament" as backup. The scathing judgement piece [hatchet job?] took a few [completely unnecessary] swipes, one of which labelled her as "the singer and bigot." Her "bigotted," and obviously unforgivable offense? The songstress offered her audience a few moments of heartfelt observation and opinion. Here's the short version, the singer "said she hopes the government [would] uphold Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage... citing biblical verses that condemn homosexuality." [The KORAN (Quaran?) does much the same, with transgressors facing severe punishments--"STONING," to death, for example. In point of fact, all the popular singer did was exercise her First Amendment rights to publicly express an opinion near and dear to her heart. She neither suggested, implied, or outright advocated hatred, animosity, or violence. And still, she has been vilified by many who otherwise claim the mantle of tolerance, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness--none of which can be found lurking in the shadows of this unfortunate [and quite revealing] incident. One thing is certain, however. Some very angry and extremely bitter liberal bomb-throwers have once again revealed themselves as the smug, self-righteous bigots, and the virulent hypocrites they truly are.

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Let me get this straight. Michelle Shocked, a "born again Christian" and "the [one time] liberal activist," took a few moments in her show to "[denounce] the 'evils' [your quotation marks, not mine] of homosexuality, citing ... the [O]ld [T]estament" as backup. The scathing judgement piece [hatchet job?] took a few [completely unnecessary] swipes, one of which labelled her as "the singer and bigot." Her "bigotted," and obviously unforgivable offense? The songstress offered her audience a few moments of heartfelt observation and opinion. Here's the short version, the singer "said she hopes the government [would] uphold Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage... citing biblical verses that condemn homosexuality." [The KORAN (Quaran?) does much the same, with transgressors facing severe punishments--"STONING," to death, for example. In point of fact, all the popular singer did was exercise her First Amendment rights to publicly express an opinion near and dear to her heart. She neither suggested, implied, or outright advocated hatred, animosity, or violence. And still, she has been vilified by many who otherwise claim the mantle of tolerance, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness--none of which can be found lurking in the shadows of this unfortunate [and quite revealing] incident. One thing is certain, however. Some very angry and extremely bitter liberal bomb-throwers have once again revealed themselves as the smug, self-righteous bigots, and the virulent hypocrites they truly are.

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elparadiso.lp

Let me get this straight. Michelle Shocked, a "born again Christian" and "the [one time] liberal activist," took a few moments in her show to "[denounce] the 'evils' [your quotation marks, not mine] of homosexuality, citing ... the [O]ld [T]estament" as backup. The scathing judgement piece [hatchet job?] took a few [completely unnecessary] swipes, one of which labelled her as "the singer and bigot." Her "bigotted," and obviously unforgivable offense? The songstress offered her audience a few moments of heartfelt observation and opinion. Here's the short version, the singer "said she hopes the government [would] uphold Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage... citing biblical verses that condemn homosexuality." [The KORAN (Quaran?) does much the same, with transgressors facing severe punishments--"STONING," to death, for example. In point of fact, all the popular singer did was exercise her First Amendment rights to publicly express an opinion near and dear to her heart. She neither suggested, implied, or outright advocated hatred, animosity, or violence. And still, she has been vilified by many who otherwise claim the mantle of tolerance, compassion, understanding, and forgiveness--none of which can be found lurking in the shadows of this unfortunate [and quite revealing] incident. One thing is certain, however. Some very angry and extremely bitter liberal bomb-throwers have once again revealed themselves as the smug, self-righteous bigots, and the virulent hypocrites they truly are.

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