Michelle Shocked - Michelle Shocked Stuns San Francisco Crowd, "God Hates Faggots"

Michelle Shocked, the singer-songwriter once a favourite of lefties and liberal types, stunned a San Francisco crowd on Sunday night (March 17, 2013) with a vicious anti-gay rant. The singer won acclaim with her folksy albums The Texas Campfire Tapes and Short Sharp Shocked, though turned a born-again Christian and began pontificating on her views of California's legal definition of marriage this weekend.

"When they stop Prop 8 and force priests at gunpoint to marry gays, it will be the downfall of civilization, and Jesus will come back," Shocked told the crowd at Yoshi's in San Francisco, leading many to walk out of the show. "You are going to leave here and tell people, 'Michelle Shocked said God hates faggots.'" The club's manger attempted to end the show, though Shocked continued playing until venue staff literally pulled the plug, turning the stage lights off. 

The singer, 51, became a figurehead of American alternate music in the late 1980s and early 1990s with her radical political lyrics and raucous sound. Despite her devout Christian views, audience members were taken by surprise by her comments on Sunday. "She said gay marriage would cause the end of the world," tweeted one gig-goer. "She's a total bigot and said so on stage," agreed another. One fan who walked out of the show said, "It was unreal. We had to leave." Shocked is yet to comment directly, though cryptically tweeted, "Truth is leading to painful confrontation."

Responding to rumors that she is a lesbian, Shocked told the Dallas Voice in 2008, "According to my Bible, which I didn't write, homosexuality is immoral. But homosexuality is no more less a sin than fornication. And I'm a fornicator with a capital F."

 


Contactmusic

Tags:


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Lana Del Rey is no stranger to vicious rumours, but she definitely did not...

Contrary To Her Song Lyrics, Lana Del Rey Worked Her Way To The Top

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

The album was released only one week ago and sold 103,000 copies to secure the top...

Weird Al Scores First U.S Number 1 With New Album

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

The second daughter of musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof was thrust...

Peaches Geldof's Cause of Death Confirmed as Heroin Overdose

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

You know who he is. Robert Downey Jr.’s involvement in the Iron Man franchise has been...

Robert Downey Jr.IS Iron Man... But For How Long?

Hercules Extended Trailer

Following his deadly ordeal of being put through the Twelve Labours by his father Zeus and his...

Hercules Trailer

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'

Cyrus also features on the track's vocals, and -perhaps most shockingly of all- resists...

Miley Cyrus Appears in Pharrell's New Video 'Come Get It Bae'
Advertisement

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

We live in a movie world of superheroes at the moment with franchise...

Let Battle Commence: Superhero Studios Fight for Best Opening Weekend

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has been a huge success both critically...

After The Success of 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes', What's Next?

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]

Max Max: Fury Road was one of the most anticipated films at the...

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - New Stills and Poster Appear From Comic Con [Pictures]


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All