From the WTF? files, we have alt-folkie Michelle Shocked, who became somewhat of a lesbian icon, told a (wait for it!) shocked audience in San Francisco that "God hates fags."
Fuckity, fuckity, fuck fuck! Michelle was a liberal icon when she began her career. Her album Short Sharp Shocked featured a picture of Michelle being carted away from an anti-corporatist rally at the 1984 Democratic Convention. Michelle was a liberal's liberal, the sort of individual I would have expected would have become involved with the Green Party in some capacity. Hell, she still has some liberal values, she was arrested in a breakup of "Occupy L.A.", after all. Personally, I loved her songs Memories of East Texas and Anchorage (a personal fave), and I saw her open up for Billy Bragg back in my college days. Damn, I'd read that she became "born again", but I never thought she'd go full-on Westboro Baptist... never go full Westboro Baptist!
Oh, well, Shocked became a Shit... one of the few sad apples who should have taken Roger Daltrey's advice. Since I'm not going to post any of her videos (not even for Anchorage), I think I'll post a video by Billy Bragg, the guy who headlined the show I'd seen Michelle open for:
Billy's not known for his subtlety, and Sexuality kinda hits you over the head with its earnestness. Hey, how about another Billy Bragg tune? Here's Levi Stubbs' Tears, a number about the ability to cope with life's difficulties through the healing power of music:
Let's hope that Michelle comes to her senses, and decides to find her own healing in the creative process... she certainly wasn't "healed" by her religious conversion, and she's managed to hurt others with her hateful comments.