One thing so-called "tolerant liberals" aren't tolerate of is free speech, that is, free speech that leans conservative or worse yet, doesn't agree with their Anti-God, morally bankrupt views. Folk-singer Michelle Shocked found this out the hard way this week:
Michelle Shocked has gone silent after a homophobic rant at a San Francisco concert Sunday night that has left her without a U.S. tour. Ten out of eleven of her upcoming concert dates have been canceled by the venues themselves, Billboard has confirmed.RELATED: To Save Traditional Marriage, End State Involvement in Marriage
Clubs from Santa Cruz, CA to Evanston, IL have pulled Shocked from their schedules. Meander's Kitchen in Seattle nixed her April 26th show "due to her homophobic performance in San Francisco last night, during which she actually said 'God Hates Fags,'" the club wrote on Facebook.
Late Tuesday, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado replaced Shocked, who would have performed on June 23.
Yahoo Music reports that the indie-folk singer went on an anti-gay marriage rant before her second set at Yoshi's in San Francisco on St. Patrick's Day.
"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," she reportedly said, and "You can go on Twitter and say, 'Michelle Shocked says God hates (anti-gay slur).'"
At that point the venue attempted to mute the singer and announced the show was over.
Whether the "God hates" comment was meant to be sarcastic is unclear; Shocked has not commented directly on the incident, and has instead taken to Twitter to retweet others who either defend or demonize her. Many of the commenters suggest she was being ironic, which infers that it reflects her own views. However, other retweets don't carry a clear motive.