I can’t tell you how disappointed I was to learn that Donny Osmond is an intolerant dogmatist who uses his Mormon religion to condemn to hell gays who act on their homosexual “temptations.” He’s so proud of his anti-gay beliefs, he’s even posted them on his website, Donny.com, where he pathetically attempts diplomacy by using that tired line, “Some of my best friends are gay.” Because of his bias against the LGBT lifestyle, a campaign is gaining momentum to vote against Donny Osmond on Dancing With the Stars, Season 9, which premieres on ABC September 21.
From his official website, Donny.com:
“There are many gay individuals that are members of our church. I know many of them. In fact, some of my best friends are gay. You ask how I react regarding their marriages. Well, I do support our Church leaders who say that we can accept those with gay tendencies in our church as long as they do not act upon their temptations. Everyone has tenancies to succumb to temptation, but we all have the same standard given to us by our Father in Heaven. Whether we may be tempted to be immoral with members of our own sex or of the opposite sex, we are expected to live chaste lives. This is very well explained not only in the Book of Mormon, but in the Bible as well.”
Donny Osmond, once beloved by millions, now revealed to be judgmental, has lost his entire gay following. 1-1-09 photo
Apparently, Donny has been so busy overpopulating the earth (the sibling of 9 children, Donny has 5 kids of his own), he’s unable to see beyond the Bible’s narrow view of people who don’t fit into the Mormon vision of “the norm.”
Photo of a Donny Osmond poster urging people to vote against him on Dancing With the Stars because he fosters religious hate against LGBT people
All this time, I thought the former teen heartthrob was a closeted gay himself. Now it turns out he’s just repressed, as the posting on his website reveals he believes gay sex is a “temptation” that should be avoided to prevent the world from falling apart, because homosexuality, if consummated, will "bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets." How sad! I’ll never look at Donnie Osmond the same way again. He has soured my opinion of him forever.
Look closely at this photo of Donny and Marie Osmond hosting the Miss USA Pageant 2008 and you'll see the words "BIGGEST LOSER" on his shirt sleeve. How prophetic!
While Donny has a right to his beliefs, it’s unfair for him to use them to deny civil rights to others, which he does by supporting the Church of Latter Day Saints’ well-documented campaign against gay marriage in California and elsewhere. Therefore, we have no choice but to mount a crusade to deny him his place in glory. He does not deserve to win a competition on dancing, an activity close to the hearts of millions of gay people. It’s time for the LGBT community to wash their hands of this washed up “star.”
Photo of Donny's gay-friendly sister Marie Osmond and her dance partner Jonathon Roberts when they appeared on Dancing With the Stars in 2007
Donny’s anti-gay position pits him against his sister Marie, who recently came out in favor of “civil rights for all,” after it was revealed her adopted daughter, Jessica, is a proud lesbian.
Photo of Marie Osmond making a point about human rights
According to Actress Archives, Marie Osmond told Los Angeles radio station KOST 103.5 in May of 2009, "You know, on those types of things I'm very supportive. When it comes to marriage, I think that civil rights need to be for all. When you start mixing religion into that and beliefs, you know, I do believe in the Bible. My daughter understands my beliefs.”
2006 photo of Marie Osmond's lesbian daughter, Jessica Blosil, now 22
“And, you know, God said to be married and be productive with your children and, you know, replenish the earth or whatever,” Marie continued. “She understands those things. My daughter is sharp. And we have a great relationship and I think she would tell you that."
This photo is making the rounds on the Internet as a picture of Marie's daughters, Rachel and Jessica. However, only the image of Rachel (Blosil, not Osmond), on the right, is of her daughter. The other person, on the left, identified as Jessica, is actually a cousin with the same first name, not the daughter. Comprende?
Watch the video below to see how “with it” the empathetic Marie is these days. But before that take a moment to check out the first video made by a very angry gay man concerned about Donny and his belief that gays should live repressed lives.
Another true photo of Marie's gay daughter, Jessica Blosil, from the tabloids
Follow the advice in this video: “Hate Mormon Bigotry; Vote Against Donny Osmond on Dancing With The Stars”:
Watch this Entertainment Tonight video wherein Marie Osmond talks about her gay daughter and her enlightened belief that civil rights should be for all:
Check out this Marie Osmond video from 1973 when she sings her biggest hit, “Paper Roses.” Live. I’d like to dedicate this song to Donny, as I feel like we have been misled by his charm all these years:
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