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Linda Ronstadt: I don't like singing for Christians

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 07/20/2004 @ 5:00 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled

Singer Linda Ronstadt appears to have a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy toward Republicans and Christians who might be in her audiences – she’d rather not know they are there.

In a recent interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune, the entertainer said:


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Linda Ronstadt (photo: Las Vegas Review-Journal)

“This is an election year, and I think we’re in desperate trouble and it’s time for people to speak up and not pipe down. It’s a real conflict for me when I go to a concert and find out somebody in the audience is a Republican or fundamental Christian. It can cloud my enjoyment. I’d rather not know.”

Ronstadt says she routinely dedicates a song in her concerts to leftist filmmaker Michael Moore, director of the anti-Bush movie “Fahrenheit 9/11.” As WorldNetDaily reported, hundreds of fans at an Aladdin Hotel Las Vegas show over the weekend stormed out after she made a tribute to Moore. The incident, in which she also made disparaging remarks about the hotel and Las Vegas, caused her to be banned from the facility.

The singer, 58, sees Moore as a patriot.

“I’ve been dedicating a song to him – I think he’s a great patriot – and it splits the audience down the middle, and they duke it out,” she told the San Diego paper.

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