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David Archuleta's Last Moments Before Mormon Church Chops His Hair Off: VIDEO


Former American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, who tearfully announced last December that he's putting his music career on hold to devote his life to a full time mission to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, posted a video today as he prepared to go in for a Mormon haircut.


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  1. If they come on to my property unnanounced and uninvited I'll beat them to a bloody pulp!!

    Posted by: Kent | Mar 26, 2012 3:11:09 PM

  2. pathetic

    Posted by: wtf | Mar 26, 2012 3:13:29 PM

  3. The temple won't make the gay go away.

    Posted by: Tim | Mar 26, 2012 3:21:56 PM

  4. He won't come out. Ever. He will marry and move into the Mormon hierarchy, from which he will make life miserable for every gay man and woman with the integrity to come out.

    Posted by: Soren456 | Mar 26, 2012 3:39:02 PM

  5. He's on a 2 yr mission not a "lifelong mission"...unless he decides to give up music completely after this is over with.

    Posted by: Tagg | Mar 26, 2012 3:44:45 PM

  6. I love that little gay so much...

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Mar 26, 2012 4:05:34 PM

  7. I just have to make the observation here that all Mormons are being villified as evil, homophobic people (as from time to time on this site, Evangelicals, Southerners--only the white variety, Republicans, and other groups are).......despite the fact that their attitudes towards gays as a group are no more negative than those of blacks, who, by sharp contrast, are routinely held up as a group we should sympathize with and be supportive of.

    "Oh, but some black leaders are pro-gay, so that makes is all right" we hear in response.......and so what about Mormon Harry Reid, without whose guidance DADT repeal would never have happened?

    Just utterly laughable how some of you people can behave the way you do and still convince yourselves that any of your actions are based on principle, when in fact, you are just unthinking automatons of the Far Left.

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 26, 2012 4:51:33 PM

  8. it's not our fault that we Leftists are Out and you're not, Rick :D

    hating black people and liberals won't change the fact that you're a terrified wimp who doesn't have the balls to be Out.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 26, 2012 4:56:08 PM

  9. David,

    All I can do is recommend for you to watch Latter Days. Maybe then you can live with your true self.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Mar 26, 2012 4:56:17 PM

  10. By the way, the passage of the gay rights ordinance in Salt Lake City a few years ago was largely due to the endorsement of the LDS Church (not to let facts get in the way of your little Mormon-hating circle-jerk here).

    Be sure to write me a letter when a black church of any denomination endorses a gay rights bill of any kind....just note that I am 53 so if it does not happen for another 40 years (and it probably won't) then I probably won't be around by then.....

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 26, 2012 5:03:18 PM

  11. Rick you sound like the saddest 53 year old in this country. It's clear you and your family really miss the good old days of Segregation.

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 5:06:46 PM

  12. Rick, I've been reading your comments for ages. I'm very confused. You dislike liberals, you defend Mormons, you dislike blacks and women and you can't stop talking about how much you hate effeminate guys.

    Is this just a joke or are you really living in a world where you have to convince yourself of these illogical lies in order to make it through each day?

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 5:09:33 PM

  13. "Rick you sound like the saddest 53 year old in this country. It's clear you and your family really miss the good old days of Segregation. "

    And, as always, the requisite personal attack when confronted with facts that cannot be refuted and with their own hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty.

    Just like the Far Right--same disregard for facts, same blind adherence to ideology, same intolerance for dissent of any kind, same personal hatred towards anyone who challenges orthodoxy in any way, same demonization of certain groups--and sanctification of others--without any consideration for the individual.

    Yes, exactly like them in every aspect.

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 26, 2012 5:14:17 PM

  14. Hmm. Just last week, I heard a pastor from a church in Maryland(?) - African American - speaking out for equality on NPR. Wish I'd paid closer attention (I was paying more attention to my driving). I could give a name that would make Pitiful Creature's day (not that that would ever be my priority).

    And so creeped out to learn we are approximately the same age. There but for grace...

    Posted by: TJ | Mar 26, 2012 5:18:25 PM

  15. @ Rick. Wow. Your hatred for blacks is scary and kind of breath taking. If you think you are defending the Mormons by making a false and incredibly racist comparison you are mistaken big-time. As a former Mormon, I can tell you, the handling of Prop 8 was insanely wrong, discriminatory and disregarded the seperation of church and state. The current stand the church has on gays often leads to suicide and destroys lives and families. I know this first hand. All of that said, there are still some very good, well-intentioned and albeit clueless people in the Mormon church. And the church is unfortunately packed with some very destructive policies. Your defense of the indefensible with some racism sprinkled on top just doesn't work. Still, I know you are "Rick" and that is just what you do. Depressingly predictable and just sad.

    Posted by: iawl | Mar 26, 2012 5:20:28 PM

  16. I'm not sure which is more manipulative: the Mormon Church or the Music Industry. It's really a toss-up.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 26, 2012 5:20:32 PM

  17. It's an honest observation, Rick. You call out the black communities for their lack of support, defend the LDS, and then have the gall to criticize liberals.

    By your own attempt at logic, you should be vehemently opposed to not just the Republican Party, but the LDS who were responsible for creating and funding Prop 8. You're angry at black people for voting for a bill that was put into place by white Mormons from out of State? How does that make sense?

    You have a very strong and boastful way of communicating on this website, but I have noticed that you ignore every poster that has ever asked you to show what work you're doing to make this country more accepting of gay people.

    If you believe in your ideas so strongly I'm surprised you are so obviously terrified by putting a face to what it is that you say. That doesn't seem very masc of you.

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 5:22:29 PM

  18. Mormon "missions" are about pounding more mormonity into the kids, at an age where they should be learning to think.
    As for the storm of comments:
    YES, Blacks are not, in the majority, friends of Gay rights, more's the pity
    NO, mormons being all fluffy and needing to look good does not erase Prop 8 and NOM, and such efforts continue under their PR screen.

    Posted by: Bob | Mar 26, 2012 5:36:13 PM

  19. We can also thank the LDS for helping make suicide the leading cause of death for men in Utah, the majority of those suicides are by Mormons.
    After I came out my family left the catholic church, which really mean a lot to me. They miss it sometimes, and we talk about it, but I'm glad they chose supporting me over supporting something that's working against me. I guess at some point we have to be adults and start asking the real hard questions, you know? Sort of like at what point is enough simply enough?

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 5:36:47 PM

  20. @BRIANT No, Brian, your characterization of the issue is totally wrong.

    It really is quite simple.

    If you are going to villify a whole group of people for the fact that a majority of the individuals in that group are homophobic or the organizations that represent them endorse homophobic policies, then be consistent and villify all such groups that do so--apply the same standard.

    And make exceptions for the individuals that belong to those groups who are not homophobic or who are pro-gay, if you want to.

    OR just look at every individual as an individual and don't generalize about any group.

    But that is not what you and others of your ilk do. Instead, you pursue a double standard. Mormons, White Evangelicals, white Southerners, residents of the Heartland, Republicans......all get villified, while blacks (and to a lesser extent, Hispanics)--who display attitudes that are even more homophobic on average and who have taken at least as active a role in defeating attempts to achieve equality for gay people (despite having far more serious problems in their own community).....get a pass and don't get villified.

    And when someone points out this double standard and the hypocrisy it represents, they get attacked as a "racist."

    So you have no moral high ground here, no matter how desperately you strain to pretend that you do and no matter how loudly the chorus chimes in.

    Plain as day.

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 26, 2012 5:38:06 PM

  21. But Rick, you're guilty of that. You rail against blacks, liberals, women, and not a day goes by that you don't spread really cowardly hatred against guys you consider effeminate.

    And again, whenever the commenters on this site have asked you to show yourself and put a face to what you say you suddenly disappear. It just seems that if you actually believed any of the things that you say that you'd be adamantly putting a face to your statements. You don't do that, though. Just makes it seem like what you're really doing is using this website to vent your anger at still being a 53 year old closet case.

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 5:45:37 PM

  22. @Bob

    "NO, mormons being all fluffy and needing to look good does not erase Prop 8 and NOM, and such efforts continue under their PR screen."

    Look good for whom? Since when does the Mormon Church care what the world thinks of it?

    You know, it is possible to be for gay rights without necessarily embracing the idea of same-sex marriage, and while I am very cynical about someone like Newt Gingrich, with his three divorces, waxing on about the "sanctity of marriage" (or blacks, among whom 75% of children are born to single-parent fatherless households), I am less so when it comes to the Mormons, who actually walk the walk when it comes to marriage, rather than just talking the talk.

    Regardless, my purpose was not to defend the LDS Church, so much as to point out the hypocrisy of villifying some groups for their homophobia while refusing to do so with others, without even taking account of individual differences.

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 26, 2012 5:46:12 PM

  23. This is the most important piece of news I've read in quite a while.

    Only one question remains: does the carpet match the drapes?

    Posted by: tjm2112 | Mar 26, 2012 5:48:34 PM

  24. Does anyone else think that this Rick character is like a living youtube meme? "S**T Guys Who Aren't Out Say".

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 5:50:47 PM

  25. "But Rick, you're guilty of that. You rail against blacks, liberals, women, and not a day goes by that you don't spread really cowardly hatred against guys you consider effeminate."

    No, what I do is try to restore the balance that comes from the attempts by the Far Left to single out some groups for their homophobia, while giving others a pass.

    As for "hating" effeminate gay men, that is not an accurate characterization either. I don't hate them so much as pity them--they are just victims of an oppressive, homophobic culture that they were not strong enough to resist...and their effeminate behavior reflects their internalization of that culture's notion that their homosexuality makes them less than masculine.

    That said, if they refuse to recognize that when it is called to their attention--and refuse to recognize how badly they are damaging gay people in general by continuing to behave the way they do--then, at that point, my pity tends to dissolve into disdain.

    I am tired of having the group I belong to be forever restricted to the social margins because one subset of it engages in ridiculous and embarrassing behavior.

    Posted by: Rick | Mar 26, 2012 5:55:16 PM

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