Born-again folk singer (and oft-rumored lesbian, but, you know, rumors) Michelle Shocked delivered an impassioned, sincere anti-gay tirade on stage at a San Francisco club last night. (That's not a video of the outburst above—just a video of her being really super into the Bible.)
The crowd had come, presumably, to hear songs like "Come a Long Way" and "On the Greener Side," which got airplay on MTV back in the day. ("Greener Side" was even up for a VMA against Madonna's "Vogue.")
Instead they were treated to a tirade that allegedly included Shocked announcing "God hates fags."
Matt Penfield, who was live-tweeting the show from onstage called her rant, delivered during her second set, "totally sincere [and] super anti-gay and hateful."
We're still trying to get the full text of her speech, but apparently she told fans "you can go on twitter and say Michelle Shocked said ‘God hates fags.'"
Another Twitter user posted that Shocked "said she lives in fear that the world will be destroyed if gays are allowed to marry."
Beyond the fact that WHAT THE FUCK, MICHELLE, I honestly just don't understand how human beings can justify wasting their time on shit like "who that dude from spin class wants to marry." And I certainly don't understand how anyone with basic critical thinking skills can characterize those views—that one person wanting to make out with another person has some grave, cosmic, supernatural consequence for the universe—as ANYTHING but mindless-indoctrination-bordering-on-brainwashing. There is no logic here. Even Biblical scholars will tell you that there is no logic here. So aren't you guys embarrassed? You're essentially announcing that you believe in magic and Richard Simmons is Lord Voldemort. Get a fucking grip. Go for a walk.