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  1. Bobby says

    The Mormons have a fucked up view of homosexuality. Unless Marie completely distances herself from their views, she is still part of the problem.

  2. Nick says

    Marie, I am sorry for your loss. It is devastating but you need to be reminded that just because someone is gay doesn’t mean that they don’t want to get married, and have a family. Many gays and lesbians want just that. Those desires are not exclusive to heterosexuals.

  3. james Brown says

    I’ve always liked Marie. Her face looks so sad and broken in the photo above. I hope she will be okay.

  4. Leo says

    Part of me really really wants to believe she means well, but the whole Mormon thing sort of ruins that…

  5. Jonathan says

    Marie Osmond is a really decent person.
    So she was raised Mormon? So what. Her daughter is lesbian, she completely accepts her and voted No on Prop 8.

    What do you want her to do? Kiss your ass?

  6. Brig says

    I was raised mormon in Utah. I wanted a family, to be married and to travel the world too. I can still have those things, but I didn’t realize that until later. As a struggling mormon youth, I felt that if I came out, I couldn’t have those things. I would be forfeiting those “eternal blessings” in this life and the next.

    The church testifies and teaches that families are eternal and marriage is one of the most sacred acts we can do on this earth. And that’s not just preached over the pulpit on Sunday. It’s in Seminary, Family Home Evenings, and other extracurricular church activities almost every other day. Maybe he wasn’t gay, but I can definitely empathize with him if he was. I don’t think Marie can be 100% certain he wasn’t. I came out when I was 27 and parents/friends were shocked. They had no inkling while I was in High School or College.

    As a mormon, you learn to play the parts and hide it well.

  7. Soren456 says

    “My son wasn’t gay.”

    And the proof is that he wanted to get married and have a family.

    Since when, Marie, are those two statements incompatible?

    You have a gay daughter. By extension of your logic, she doesn’t want to marry or to have a family. Right, Marie?

  8. TANK says

    This crazy mormon bitch looks like a drag queen. I wonder what she dressed up as for halloween…are is that forbidden due to a scheduling conflict with a touching ceremony/party?

  9. says

    I’m sorry for her loss, but..”My son was not gay. He wanted to be married and have a family and travel all over the world.”…that statement kinda bugs me.

  10. patrick nyc says

    She should rent Latter Days, a great tale of how the morons can screw up the heads of gay kids. I don’t hate her and wish her well, I can not say the same about her religion. If you buy into the whole magic underwear crap of a con man who was killed by his own followers that he coned.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0345551/

  11. Uluwehi says

    Mormon mothers CANNOT be trusted when it comes to discussing their feelings about having a gay son.

    I can’t trust my Mormon mother despite how much I’d like to, and I haven’t met any other gay Mormon who feels they can trust theirs either.

    The religion is so very invasive that it is impossible to have a direct line to a parent’s heart without the religion. It’s a three-way relationship: parent-child-religion. I’ve never been able to connect with my Mormon parents without the religion dictating each of their words and actions.

  12. mike says

    I’m sure Marie Osmond is a very nice person. My sympathies to her over the death of her son by suicide.

    But, if he was not gay (and it shouldn’t matter; suicide is terrible regardless), why not consider another reason to commit suicide: the Mormon religion?

    Any gay or lesbian person I know who has grown up in a Mormon family can tell you that the pressure to conform and the condemnation imposed if one is gay or lesbian is almost insufferable.

    Whether or not Mormonism is a “christian” religion is debatable. But, it IS harmful like most “christianity” is harmful. Christianity in any form (along with its other familiars, Judaism and Islam) is a spiritual and mental poison.

  13. Kim says

    Maybe he committed suicide because he suffered from clinical depression. My atheist brother committed suicide. He was diagnosed bipolar 8 years ago.Thousands of non gay, non bullied, agnostics and atheists kill themselves.

  14. peterparker says

    What is not in question, however, is that Marie has waaaaaaaaaaaaayy too much Juvederm in those lips.

  15. J says

    I don’t think she’s homophobic or in denial. I don’t think she’s that devout, either. She is twice-divorced after all. I feel for her.

    Meanwhile, I’m NOT loving whatever she’s injected into her lips.

  16. john says

    It is disheartning how crass & souless some human beings are.She was born into the mormon church & her life is what it is.She is obviously devestated by the loss & loved him very much & would i am sure admit his sexuality if she was sure that this was why he ended his life.Sometimes in life it all just seems too much & for whatever reason he chose to end his,he has left a family distraught.She is lucky she has a loving family to support her & vice versa.As for some of you horrible twats who think you rule the world,get off the high horse & show a little compassion.

  17. ratbastard says

    Patrick;

    He was indeed an attractive [IMO] guy, and it is indeed a shame he killed himself. HOW is this uncouth?

    And is everyone who disagrees with you a ‘dumb-ass’?

    Ann:

    WTF is it to you? Why would you ridicule and mock a person whose son died, from suicide no less? Does it make you feel good about yourself?

  18. Hollywood, CA says

    The only person who can say if you’re gay or not is you. Just like the only person who can say you’re in love is you. I’m sad she los her son, but she doesn’t knwo for sure.

  19. GregV says

    Marie is clearly a loving mother with a good heart.
    She seems to try to be as open as she knows how to be toward gay people (including her own gay daughter). But she can’t have avoided some of the misunderstanding her church promotes, and that comes out in the way she expresses herself here.
    Plenty of young gay people want to get married and have a family and/or travel the world. Being gay does not imply a lesser desire for any or all of those things.
    And to illustrate how much her son “liked women,” she tells the audience how he looked out for women he knows and tried to convince them not to settle for less than they deserve. Again, plenty of gay men “like women” and would say the same types of things to the women in their lives.
    He may well have been heterosexual, but none of what she said suggests one way or another about that.
    The points being made in blogs were not that “all gay kids commit suicide” but that SOME gay kids grow up in churches that make official policy statements and sanction actions that belittle and essentially bully them.
    When someone growing up in that atmosphere commits suicide, hopelessness around their future and fear of coming out is always one of the possibilities.

    I have to cut Marie some slack though. I know gay Mormons who could only wish they had a parent who tries to love and understand to the degree that she tries to do so.

  20. Caleb says

    I do not care if she is in denial or not. I do not care if she spoke from the heart and you don’t like what she had to say. She lost her son in an unimaginable way. If you can’t muster the tiniest bit of sympathy for her, then you’re not a very kind person. And I question why people like you deserve any respect or sympathy when you exhibit such little for others. And that has nothing to do with you being gay or not. I find it hard to believe that if she has a lesbian daughter that she accepts that somehow she’s in denial about the possibility her son was gay. But if she is, it is her cross to carry.

    I watched her today and it was agonizing. I feel terrible for her.

  21. pete says

    Regardless of whether he was gay or not, he was not out, so what really would you expect a mother to say?

    My secret boyfriend as kids ‘had an accident with a gun’ according to his mom… ya know what, it’s her right to frame it whatever way she wants. She lives in the aftermath and I’m just passing though.

    For the record, I am no fan of Marie’s.

  22. TJ says

    The negative comments here… I just don’t know. Comments on her lips? “Drag queen?” Really? Did any of you watch the whole show, or just the clip? I’m with Caleb above. I watched the show, and saw a mother in great pain trying to make sense of heart-wrenching, personal tragedy. I saw someone who loves and supports her children no matter what. I’ve never been a fan, but I have to say to the haters: Sorry, but Marie is not your bitch, one way or the other.

  23. anthony says

    a mother’s pain
    a mother’s love, the depth of pain, only known to her
    she exudes love and good will
    she’s loves and has tried her whole life to love it seems
    only she walks in her shoes, we don’t
    love, understanding, and compassion will lead to better days for all of us….
    love and empathy is the answer and will help us all to heal and grow….

  24. LG Wilson says

    I wanted to have a family & travel the road and I’m Gay. WTF does that have to do with anything?

  25. Kyle says

    Marie”s son is GAY.
    I love Marie but that Mormon Church has twisted her brain. She can”t imagine having a Dead Gay Son. She couldn”t have know what he was doing in privacy.The Mormon Church will excommunicate you if you come out of the closet and church members are expected to shun you.
    She needs major therapy.

  26. Jay says

    Seems to me that to the best of her knowledge, her son wasn’t gay. She remains openly supportive of her daughter, even in this interview. And clearly states “it wouldn’t have mattered” if her son had been gay. The young man had struggled with drugs and clearly depression. She has nothing but compassion coming from me.

  27. Gabe R L says

    My, God, the nastiness of some of these comments. Yet gay men expect people to fight for gay rights and view gay men with compassion? Dumb.