Membership plugin protected shortcode message is overriding post meta tags

With the membership plugin - activating a protected shortcode replaces all the meta content (author, post date, comments) for a post with the message for the protected content. I use [private] [/private] to encapsulate protected content, I am comfortable as a php developer and am wondering what files I should be looking to modify, I am sure it is something conflicting with my theme.

It is showing up fine with the admin account.