Shell Shocked

You have probably already heard the news of Michelle Shocked’s onstage meltdown and rant against gay marriage, which seems to have put the kibosh on her current tour, and possibly her career. Previously, she was not just a warrior for progressive politics, but imbued with a generous spirit towards humanity, which makes this descent into hatred all the sadder and weirder.

It made me revisit the article I wrote about her in 2005, when she was in a rueful but happier state of mind. I had forgotten the lead graf, which captured a moment when she was trying to balance her Christianity with her past:

Michelle Shocked is telling me about how she got saved. “It’s just a real garden-variety, born-again, Evangelical Christianity,” she says cheerfully. “But it does have the twist of my being a radical skateboard punk-rock anarchist.”

posted 19 March 2013 in Articles, News, Outside and tagged . no comments yet

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