Margaret Cho: Michelle Shocked Me

Cho in Huff Post ..

Well, Michelle Shocked, I am actually totally shocked. What the hell? It’s freaky to me, the whole business of going from a queer icon to someone who would actually say that God hates us. When the shock wore off, I found that people were super angry, but I just got scared. I think that as a queer person of color, I have been scared my entire life. I get over it bit by bit, enough to get by and live, but then something like this happens, and it’s like getting gay bashed all over again. When people say that God hates fags, there’s this idea that it’s OK to kill us, that it doesn’t matter if we die, because if God — the supposedly loving force in the world, the one who is supposed to love everyone and everything, the one, the only, whatever, whenever — hates us, then how are we to exist? But if he hates us, why did he make so many of us? When someone like Michelle Shocked, formerly a beloved, alt queer muse and maker of the ’90s, decides that it is OK to hate us and lets us know that God does too, I am truly sickened, as she of all people should know what this means .. And the effect of someone saying “God hates fags” can never be underestimated either. It’s a license to kill. It’s a death sentence. It’s not funny. It’s not OK. It’s not something I can let go easily, because I know what it truly means

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