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Michelle Shocked Madison concert still on despite anti-gay comments


MADISON (WKOW) -- An employee of the Harmony Bar and Grill indicates no decision has been made to cancel folk-singer Michelle Shocked's May 4th show at the Atwood Avenue venue.

The Harmony show is the only remaining date on Shocked's current tour, after venues in ten other cities canceled Shocked's scheduled shows following her anti-gay comments during a show in San Francisco on Sunday, March 17th.

The San Francisco Bay Guardian obtained audio of her comments on the possible repeal of California Proposition 8, in which she said:  "From their vantage point – and I really shouldn't say 'their', because it's mine too – we are nearly at the end of time," she is heard to say, "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 Once Prop 8 gets [repealed] and once preachers are held at gunpoint and forced to marry the homosexuals, I'm pretty sure that will be the signal for Jesus to come on back."

An employee of Harmony tells 27 News that owner Keith Daniels is currently on vacation in Mexico, and that no decision will be made until he returns to Madison on March 27th.

Shocked, a born-again Christian, has apologized for her comments.

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