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(Chicago Trib)   Singer Michelle Shocked shocks San Francisco audience with anti-gay rant, tells people to spread the word; future show venues drop her like a crazy hot potato   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 35
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2013-03-18 11:59:10 PM
8 votes:
Who?
2013-03-19 01:59:15 AM
6 votes:
Way to go, Michelle.  Either you're whoring out your spirituality for publicity or you're sincerely a bigot and a solid reason why more and more Americans are actively grouping Christianity with fundamentalist Islam.

Either way, Jesus would probably not like you very much.
2013-03-19 12:27:44 AM
6 votes:
I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.
2013-03-19 11:05:12 AM
5 votes:

Hebjamn: The Sinead O'Connor career suicide retirement home welcomes its newest residient


If O'Connor had been given a chance to fully explain why she tore up the pic, and the media had been doing its job, I actually think she would have gotten a lot of sympathy and support.   For those who don't know, O'Connor had been the victim of systematic abuse in the "Magdalene Laundries" in her teens.  (She was forced into the system at 14 and only got out after 4 yrs)

Magdalene Laundries were a sort of "reform school" run by the Catholic church which basically imprisoned girls and forced them into hard labor of running actual laundries.  The entire system was endorsed and supported by the government and 10's of thousands of young girls had been forced into they system over their years of operations.  It was virtual slavery and many of the girls were subjected to severe physical and sexual abuse from the Nun's, Priests and Catholic Lay Members who ran the places.

The full horror of what happened in the Magdalene Laundries really didn't come out until the last few years after so many women came forward recounting their mistreatment.  The Govt of Ireland just issued an official apology just this February, 2013, to the women for their role in the mess.  Some women were dropped off as orphans at young ages and were never allowed to leave, with many dying fairly young due to their exposure of chemicals over their 14 hr work days.

I've read the story of one young woman who had been dropped off with the Sister's of Magdalene at age 2 and by age 7 she was already responsible for cooking breakfast for something like 40 other children, by age 19 she was impregnated (by someone obviously working for the sisters as she wasn't allowed to leave the facility) and that "immoral" act was used as the basis for making her stay (her twin daughters were put up for adoption) and by age 51, she was dead - simply worn out by 40+ years of hard labor.

If people would have actually listened to what Sinead O'Connor was saying (and the reasons for tearing up the Pope's photo - which was because he was publicly defending the Magdalene Sisters and the Magdalene Laundry system at that time) a lot of this "abuse" going on in the church would have been exposed 20 yrs earlier.
2013-03-19 02:08:40 AM
5 votes:
Man, Bob Dylan gets religion and we get a lot of songs with awesome gospel style layered over blues about how quitting drugs is hard and getting your life back on track is painful but worthwhile.  The Beatles get (strange) religion, and you get five-minute sitar ballads about how everyone should relax and get along and shiat.

Stupid pop-rock bullshiat kiddies get religion and we get rants about evil homosexuals.

That's a pretty good illustration of why modern music has kinda gone downhill since the 80s, I think.  The singers just aren't real people with actual life experiences and problems and so on anymore.
2013-03-19 01:45:51 AM
5 votes:
This is really sad. It looks like she has early onset religious dementia.
2013-03-19 03:51:44 PM
3 votes:

douchebag/hater: inclemency: Hey biatch, despite your irrational hatred my two male friends are married. Die. Oh, and you look like a bitter lesbian, good luck with that.

You're soooooo tolerant for a liberal.


There's a huge difference between irrational hatred, which as inclemency pointed out does include hatred of gay people and rational hatred such as hatred towards a bigot.

The first is intolerant, the second isn't. This shouldn't be difficult.
2013-03-19 02:30:45 AM
3 votes:

Spad31: Wait...someone explain why being gay is somehow special and deserving of any attention.


Explain to me how you came to the conclusion that anyone in this thread said that gays are special and/or deserve attention.
2013-03-19 01:58:27 AM
3 votes:
I'm calling it now: Self-hating lesbian who turned born-again as a way of overcompensating. Not that I've ever heard of this person before, but at this point, homophobes' motivations are about as diverse as romantic comedies' plots.
2013-03-19 10:57:19 AM
2 votes:

SkinnyHead: That's courage.  Much more courageous than Dixie Chicks.


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Oh look, SkinnyHead made a choice.
2013-03-19 09:01:59 AM
2 votes:

cc_rider: Now I am hearing that she is supposedly a paranoid schizophrenic. I did not know of this before, I thought she was somewhat off but I figured it was drugs/drink. if true, It puts an interesting twist on the crap she said. Religious zeal+mental illness can be a ugly combination.

Hopefully she resolves whatever the fark her inner conflicts are and apologizes for that noise.

http://www.johncodyonline.com/home/articles/2007-10-MichelleShocked. ht ml


I want to see studies of religious zealots brains. Guessing mental illness and religious zealotry are very closely aligned in terms of what areas of the brain function or over function or are missing. Bet Republicanism is right in there with it too.

We won't ever see it, but it'd be awesome to understand why some people cannot be reasoned with, who glom onto stories with no possible explanation based in reason, and who actively seek out to condemn in others what they are most concerned exists in themselves.
2013-03-19 03:46:08 AM
2 votes:

inclemency: Hey biatch, despite your irrational hatred my two male friends are married. Die. Oh, and you look like a bitter lesbian, good luck with that.

2013-03-19 01:51:00 AM
2 votes:
Unfortunately, this controversy will probably help her career.
2013-03-19 03:44:17 PM
1 votes:

douchebag/hater: You are what is called a 'hypocrite'.


Tell you what. Get back to us when Liberals organize a "burn your Michelle Shocked CDs" event like your crowd did to the Dixie Chicks. We'll wait.
2013-03-19 12:04:55 PM
1 votes:
Where does Phranc fit into all this??
2013-03-19 11:23:53 AM
1 votes:

RedT: In before the "b..b..but the First Amendment" constitutional scholars.


Meaning what exactly?

You hate her for saying this but when Muslim calls for the death of America or gays or the subjugation of women or forcing women to have clitorectomies not...one....word.

And you say 'That's a religion saying that stuff so it's ok' and yet...YET when a Christian comes out with something you consider 'stupid' you have a fit.

You are what is called a 'hypocrite'.
2013-03-19 11:16:34 AM
1 votes:

inclemency: Hey biatch, despite your irrational hatred my two male friends are married. Die. Oh, and you look like a bitter lesbian, good luck with that.


You're soooooo tolerant for a liberal.
2013-03-19 11:03:42 AM
1 votes:

ox45tallboy: I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.


I'm reminded of the "Danger Seekers" segment in the Kentucky Fried Movie.
2013-03-19 10:14:02 AM
1 votes:

Spad31: Wait...someone explain why being gay is somehow special and deserving of any attention.



Because people go on anti-gay rants? And try to pass laws limiting their civil rights? And call them immoral?

Maybe?
2013-03-19 08:56:14 AM
1 votes:

vartian: If you are going to go, go big.


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If the stressed-out mom jeans are any indication she went big a while back.
2013-03-19 08:37:00 AM
1 votes:
i40.tinypic.com

RIP Shocked
2013-03-19 08:25:30 AM
1 votes:

JohnnyApocalypse: I'm guessing most the posters here are under 30 or just weren't into the 80s indie scene. Michelle Shocked was (was) a fairly big name once.


I'm 42 and have never heard of her. Or at least i don't ever remember hearing of her. In any case, if she was a lesbian before and then became a born again Christian, it would stand to reason that God doesn't hate gays because He obviously was willing to be there for her.

/is a Christian conservative
//is not and never was gay
///God does not hate gays
2013-03-19 07:18:06 AM
1 votes:
That's f*cking disappointing, considering it was an intentional slap in the face to the people who supported her (well...anyone with a sense of decency).I hadn't thought about her in years until I heard "Anchorage" the other day while I was out shopping. Oh well, maybe she'll get a gig busking at next year's CPAC or making videos with Victoria Jackson, because she can pretty much kiss her touring career goodbye.

The one positive thing to come out of it, is that the public reaction shows how much attitudes have changed in the past 20 years or so. DOMA will be history very soon, I have no doubt.
2013-03-19 06:39:11 AM
1 votes:
Being cynical, I wonder if this was a desperate attempt to rally her career by endearing herself to the born-again crowd who will inevitably hail her as heroine.  Since her old audience wasn't buying many of her records, and the evangelicals probably had no clue who she is, it almost seems like a smart career move.
2013-03-19 03:24:15 AM
1 votes:

OgreMagi: ox45tallboy: I don't know but of all places for an anti-gay rant, I don't think San Francisco is the best choice.

Came here to say that.  Maybe she decided it was time for a career change.  I hear Arby's is hiring.


Er, um... Chik-Fil-A,
2013-03-19 03:23:33 AM
1 votes:
...OH GOD THE COMMENTS I READ THE COMMENTS WHY DID I READ THE COMMENTS
2013-03-19 02:57:45 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: She's been a born again for years now, and she was raised Mormon. And yes that strengthens your point.


So, I just checked Wiki, since I didn't realise she had a career - and it has a whole paragraph debating whether or not she's gay, ending in a firm "Probably." Of course. When the only things I need to know are "Do they hate gay people," "Are they loud and obnoxious about it" and "Are they Christian"... Forget romantic comedies, friggin' Mario games have harder plots to guess.
2013-03-19 02:54:26 AM
1 votes:
Whoa. Wait... Last time I heard anything about her she was a lesbian.

Now she's a born again Christian who hates homosexuals? And her music STILL sucks?

Sigh.
2013-03-19 02:26:51 AM
1 votes:
Wait...someone explain why being gay is somehow special and deserving of any attention.
2013-03-19 02:24:24 AM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: Who?


Not KD Lang. The other one who looks like a man.
2013-03-19 02:23:51 AM
1 votes:
I'm guessing most the posters here are under 30 or just weren't into the 80s indie scene. Michelle Shocked was (was) a fairly big name once.
2013-03-19 02:04:29 AM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: Who?


This.
2013-03-19 01:00:28 AM
1 votes:
I thought she was gay.
2013-03-19 12:53:05 AM
1 votes:
Texas crazy wins out in the end.
2013-03-19 12:48:47 AM
1 votes:

SilentStrider: Who?


I always thought she was a lesbian. Oh wait, she was born again recently?
ROFL

What an arsehole.
 
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