The American singer Michelle Shocked came to fame with her hit song “Anchored down in Anchorage”. In the eighties she had a punk hairstyle and sang to a guitar country style. She was frank about her free-love way of life and was often rumoured to be a lesbian or bisexual. She never denied it.
Twenty five years later she still has a following but she is now a born-again Christian and politically aware. In one of her performances last week in San Francisco she said on stage that it would be a bad thing for same-sex marriage to be forced on people against their conscience and beliefs. Her actual words were:
” “From their vantage point – and I really shouldn’t say ‘their’, because it’s mine too – we are nearly at the end of time, and from our vantage point, we’re gonna be – I think maybe Chinese water torture is going to be the method. Once Prop 8 gets [repealed] and once preachers are held at gunpoint and forced to marry the homosexuals, I’m pretty sure that that will be the signal for Jesus to come on back.”
This shows her concern for freedom of belief and genuine democracy. But predictably the the LGBT mob heard about it and went ballistic. They accused her of saying “God hates fags” and of “gay-bashing”. The liberal press reported it as an “outburst” and an “anti-gay rant”. One British paper, the Guardian, used the phrase “anti-gay rant” four times. People who can’t understand the difference between being against gay marriage and being a murderer denounced her with all the usual words “homophobia”, “bigot”, “hate-speech”, etc
No free society has thought crimes. Respect for other people’s opinions is vital to democracy. But in the grip of the LGBT hysteria, society is losing sight of that ideal.
Michelle is not the only singer to have been pilloried for her views. The well-known country singer Trace Adkins also made a statement, very moderate, fair and courteous:-
“Through civil unions, gay couples are welcome to all the legal benefits that married couples get. But please don’t call it marriage, okay? I know it’s just semantics, but words have meaning. And that’s where I draw the line — and that’s where I draw the line. And please don’t call me homophobic, or whatever y’all call it, because I’m not afraid, least of all of lesbians or gays. Lots of gays are country music fans.”
Well said, Trace, you are a gentleman and one with intelligence too. Of course when these words were reported on a homosexual website the readers responded with a barrage of abuse, full of fllthy expressions and aggressive, twisted fantasies. Here are some of their choice comments:
>Dear Trace: You are a homophobic, ingnorant, [sic] and miserable trail of cat sick. Die in a grease fire.
>Would you permit us to call you a cunt then?
> you’re a bigot, Miss Adkins
> Never heard of the hillbilly fuck. He can take his momma, his pickup truck, his jesus and his dog and stick them right up his ignorant redneck ass. I hate all of those conservative redneck country music cunts. They all sit so high and mighty above everyone else. They think their shit doesn’t stink….
Most significant is the one who says “>we don’t have to “respect” the opinions of an ignorant, bigoted hayseed who loathes us….” What better proof could there be that the LGBT movement is intolerant and is out to suppress any viewpoint apart from its own?
These singers ARE entitled to their views and their views do them credit. The shameful intolerance is on the side of the homos.