Folk Singer Goes on Anti-Gay Rant

    Michelle Shocked performs for a crowd at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Saturday, March 5, 2011, on the 18th day of protests over the governor's proposed budget that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

    Michelle Shocked performs in March 2011 in Wisconsin. (Andy Manis/AP)

    This is what happens when you encourage fans to use social media. At a concert Sunday night at Yoshi’s in San Francisco, folk-rock singer Michelle Shocked’s fans left after she went on a rant against gay marriage. The walkout was documented on social media. According to accounts from the concert, Shocked described the evils that would happen if California’s Proposition 8 is overturned by the courts. She then began to cite verses in both English and Spanish that condemn homosexuality. The operator of Yoshi’s interrupted Shocked’s performance, and told her that as a gay man he could not allow her concert to continue. Since then, fans have been declaring her career over—especially since this is a singer known for her leftist crusades in the past.

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