Michelle Shocked: "God Hates Fags!"

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It was the audience that was shocked at a Michelle Shocked concert last night when the born-again alt-folk singer went on a rant about how "God hates fags" and how she lives in fear of gay marriage.

I'll give this to the audience, though:

They cleared out in horror.

One source who was there swears her comments were meant sincerely.

I've tweeted Michelle for a response.


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AnonymousCoward
AnonymousCoward

Audio of the event has surfaced. I've listened to it, and I think it's clear enough that at one specific point she shifts from saying her own views to that of her reactionary co-religionists. The problem is that she bungles it by referring to "we" and "us" (to indicate that they share her faith), and figures we can tell when she's speaking for the uninformed by speaking like a hick. It's way too subtle for the moment, and I would have walked out, too; so I can understand everyone's outrage, but I don't think she's actually biased.


SamPappySpiderman
SamPappySpiderman

Ever done an intersection interview?  It's only photo hyper stick shift.

SamPappySpiderman
SamPappySpiderman

No we don't.  Illegal surveillance operating prostitution.  You dirty fags!

ladybug9
ladybug9

Today's New York Times:  "Michelle Shocked, the punk folk-singer, liberal activist and born-again  Christian, has drawn fire for an anti-gay tirade in San Francisco over the weekend, during which she said God hates homosexuals."

bethesda
bethesda

And he linked above to the queerty link in which Michelle is quoted as saying "You can go on twitter and say Michelle Shocked said God hates fags." Since she gave permission to do so, it's hardly misquoting her to say she said that.

And if she has any clarification, it's funny she hasn't bothered to put one out yet.

bethesda
bethesda

Bullshit, woofpug. The reports all say Michelle said "You can go on twitter and say Michelle Shocked said 'God hates f*gs". She also said gay marriage will lead to the downfall of civilization. No irresponsible reporting here, especially since Musto reached out to her for a response which never came, and so did everyone else!

woofpug
woofpug

According to those in attendance, she didn't say, "Gd Hates Fa**" She said, "You are going to leave here and tell people, 'Michelle Shocked said God hates faggots."

That sounds like she meant now you are hoping to say she said that, when she may not have.

While I dont' agree wiht any of the other hateful nonsense she said I do find it irresponsible of media to misquote here like you did Michael.

Pretty irresponsible "journalist" Musto.

bulliesforromney
bulliesforromney

I guess Michelle got confused and for a minute there was channelling Michele Bachmann from CPAC. 

RobertAllenFirth
RobertAllenFirth

(with apologies to "Casablanca") .. "I'm shocked -- SHOCKED! -- to find out that she's not (?!??!) a lesbian!"

o3o471csd
o3o471csd

He's just mad-WAIT, thats a girl, a STRAIGHT girl. SERIOUSLY 


jackie
jackie

So long Michelle and your hatred. I will miss listening to "Short, Sharp,Shocked" and I will miss your show in NYC in September.  I am truly SHORT, SHARP AND SHOCKED AND SO DISSAPOINTED IN YOU.

rogienepomuceno
rogienepomuceno

She totally ruined a New Year's Eve that my friends and I had planned for months. She put on a show in the East Village, then midway started ranting about how she found Jesus and it changed her life. In the goddamn heart of New York City! Without so much as a warning that "Performer will be spewing god-centric nonsense at some point in the program"! A number of people walked out of course, us included, and we tossed out the 2 early CDs of hers that we thought were worth keeping (fortunately her more recent music had become crappy, and that night we finally knew why). Apparently she's still at it and upped the stakes, clueless as usual that this time the entire country had already caught up with big-city values.

bethesda
bethesda

Michelle "I'm not a lesbian" Shocked went from Mormon to born again Christian--a sideways move if there ever was one.

swillis2
swillis2

Hmm. Appears to not be satire. Not good. Not even a fan but just making sure it was true.

chicagopinot
chicagopinot

@rogienepomuceno"Performer will be spewing god-centric nonsense at some point in the program"! - In related news, Amy Grant will be printing that disclaimer on all her concert tickets from now on.

rogienepomuceno
rogienepomuceno

Amy Grant never deceived anyone into thinking that she was edgy and smart. My friends and I were still entry-level employees (actually working students) then and some of us would soon be leaving for other places. So it took a few months of scraping plus extra part-time jobs just to be able to save up for that night - which also happened to be the turn of the millennium. You can check it out - New Year's Eve 1999, she was in some swanky venue in NYC. I feel we were luckier than her more recent audience, but that doesn't excuse the nasty act of using entertainment to bamboozle your audience with a message you know they're not receptive towards - I mean if we wanted that crap, we would have stayed in whatever po-faced state/country/church we came from.

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