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Osmond Family Hosting Anti-Gay Rally at Utah Capitol

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To coincide with the Supreme Court's consideration of marriage cases demanding equality for gay and lesbian Americans, the Osmond family is holding a "pro-family" rally at the Utah Capitol "benefitting the protection of marriage" from gay and lesbian Americans.

No word if Marie Osmond and her lesbian daughter are attending.

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  1. Yeah, I guess gays killed in Nazi concentration camps was "the wrong side of history" too. So many sides to history....but today is fantastic. Right??

    Posted by: Josh | Mar 21, 2013 5:15:58 PM


  2. In a family as big as the Osmonds, we can't assume that all of them will have the same political/cultural views. But it's possible that the Osmonds may have always been embarrassed at their denomination's anti-black bias. I remember in the early 70's seeing a picture of Donny and Jermaine Jackson having a "soul" handshake (or whatever it's called.) As for Marie being married three times, her first husband insisted on the divorce and wouldn't take no for an answer. She's always been mum about the reason for her second divorce, but she was with Brian Blosil for 20 years, so it's not like she didn't give it all she had. Her third husband, Steven Craig, was also her first husband, and the father of her son. So according to the Mormon church, she was actually correcting the mistake her her fircst divorce.

    But if you want to accuse the Osmonds of hypocrisy for anything, you could easily start with the lyrics of some of the Osmond brothers songs in the 1970's. Some were really cynical - and strange, considering the Osmond image. In one song, "Flirtin" the lead singer gets angry at his girlfriend for cheating and says "gonna get a rope and tie you down." I'm not kidding, either. Those were the lyrics.

    Posted by: Mary | Mar 21, 2013 5:20:49 PM


  3. Phew!.....we passed a speeding bullet getting rid of Romney!

    F$CK you....GOProud and Log Cabin Republicans!

    Posted by: BRAINS | Mar 21, 2013 6:23:33 PM


  4. I do not understand the anti gay stance of anyone!!! Especially when it pertains to marriage and civil rights. What if ,because you are Mormon, you were not allowed to have children because the rest of us don't want any more of you Mormons around? Or,, because you are Mormon your community decided you all had to go to intervention counseling to STOp you beliefs?? All we want are human rights. If you don't approve of gay marriage..
    by all means, don't marry one!!! My marriage has not affected you AT ALL, however, I know every aspect of yours due to media coverage. I suggest you fix your house before trying to burn down mine!! Thanks, Cheryl Neff

    Posted by: cheryl | Mar 21, 2013 7:16:31 PM


  5. Why are gay and death the options?

    Posted by: Josh | Mar 21, 2013 7:46:04 PM


  6. if it weren't for donny and marie the osmonds would be cleaning outhouses on some ski slope in utah. the rest of the family are a bunch of hacks. they must be proud they hated enough to drive their nephew to suicide.

    Posted by: walter | Mar 21, 2013 9:06:30 PM


  7. Even if Michael Blosil, Marie's son, were gay, we don't know that his family drove him to suicide over the issue of his sexual orientation. Marie is accepting of her lesbian daughter, so I assume that she accepted Michael also. Uncle Jimmy Osmond referred to Michael once as "a sweet little boy," so it sounds as if he had at least one other ally there. The Blosil household ended up in divorce. Rachel, Marie's other daugher, was so upset with her father that she wanted to change her last name. Maybe it was family trauma that caused Michael's pain. Also, he was adopted. Adopted children often have psychological problems.

    Posted by: Mary | Mar 21, 2013 9:30:46 PM


  8. Let's face it... the LDS never have, and never will, support marriage equality. It is in direct contradiction with their belief that the males will ascend into heaven and be given virgins and such (despite any devotion to their wi[ves] and family here on earth). Blah blah blah. SSM doesn't threaten their family structure so much as it threatens their belief that males will ascend into some sort of Utopia in the afterlife. That was the big push behind their engagement in the Prop 8 battle. Family Values? Please. Insecure male ego? Yup.

    Posted by: KC | Mar 22, 2013 1:02:03 AM


  9. I AM NOT MORMON!!! I DON'T BELONG TO ANY RELIGION OR CHURCH- I GO BY WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES---AND THAT IS HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN!!! AND MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN A MAN AND WOMAN!! IF GOD WANTED GAY MARRIAGES-- HE WOULD HAVE ADAM & STEVE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN-- OR EVE AND REVA- !! I DON'T CONDONE HOMOSEXUALITY OR GAY MARRIAGE-- SO SORRY I DON'T AGREE WITH THE MAJORITY HERE!!!

    Posted by: lanell | Mar 22, 2013 1:58:57 AM


  10. You people are such hypocrites. You label the Osmonds as participating in hate speech. All they are doing is standing for something they believe in. They do it without saying hateful things about people who do not share their opinion. The same cannot be said about most of the these comments. Shame on you.

    Posted by: Fred | Mar 22, 2013 2:01:44 AM


  11. This is hosted by Alan Osnond and his wife. The only other Osmonds involved are his own kids and grandkids. Alan's unfortunate opinions do not represent the rest of the Osmond family. He's on his own with this one and it's a shame the Osmond name has to be tarnished by such extreme views...

    Posted by: AnotherOsmond | Mar 22, 2013 5:33:49 AM


  12. JUST ANOTHER RELIGIOUS IMBECILE AND HYPOCRITES, LIKE MOST OF THEM. CREEPY FAMILY, CHILDREN ARE ALL MK ULTRA/MIND CONTROLLED SLAVES. THE POT CALLS THE KETTLE BLACK....

    Posted by: xyz | Mar 22, 2013 5:33:54 AM


  13. Where does it say that in the Bible? Listen to Jesus...you are a Christian, aren't you? Jesus says to LOVE your neighbors...all of 'em, even the gay ones. If they use a platform of hate, they cannot consider themselves Christians, and they are doomed, like all other unrepentant sinners, to burn in Hell for eternity.

    Posted by: millerbeach | Mar 22, 2013 5:48:28 AM


  14. I wanted to toss out all my Osmond CD's. Then I realized I don't have any because they didn't make CD's when the Osmonds were, uh, popular.

    So, let them have their rally. Why don't we have a counter rally? That'll show them.

    Anyway, if you go, expect lots of big, white teeth. The Osmonds have an abundance of them.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 22, 2013 8:52:00 AM


  15. Charming - isn't this why Marie's son killed himself?

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 22, 2013 9:19:46 AM


  16. Charming - isn't this why Marie's son killed himself?

    Posted by: Bill | Mar 22, 2013 9:19:47 AM


  17. Why hate on the Osmonds? Aren't they allowed to have their personal beliefs, just like the rest of you? Just because they're beliefs are different doesn't mean they aren't as valid as yours. Remember the gay hate crimes that went one (and still do today)?? You're doing the same thing in reverse.

    Posted by: Everyone has a Right | Mar 22, 2013 10:14:05 AM


  18. Whenever I see the comments like "Aren't they allowed to have their personal beliefs, just like the rest of you? Just because they're beliefs are different doesn't mean they aren't as valid as yours", I have to wonder if the person is being intentionally stupid or if they've really made it to adulthood without the ability to be intellectually discerning.

    it's very simple - just in case you actually are incapable of intellectual discernment, i'll break it down for ya: if this was just about the "personal beliefs" of the Osmonds, they'd not be having a big old rally. they'd simply have their own personal beliefs.
    by hosting an anti-gay rally, and thus promoting an anti-gay ideology, they're working to make their beliefs not just "not personal" anymore, but actually codified into law.

    to make it clearer for any remaining simpletons - it would be like the Jewish community rallying together and successfully banning non-Jews from eating pork products.

    that's why they're being criticized.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 22, 2013 10:26:44 AM


  19. Shorter Everyone has a Right ("EHAR"): Why won't you tolerate my intolerance!

    EHAR honey, the participating Osmonds DO have the right to be intolerant, just as we have the right to criticize their ignorance. Welcome to America!

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Mar 22, 2013 11:32:09 AM


  20. Funny how my post disappeared because it is not what you wanted to hear....

    Posted by: Fred | Mar 22, 2013 11:54:14 AM


  21. All I see here is exactly what I see with the rally...people voicing their opinion. Okay, so the Osmonds are hosting a rally. So what? They want to meet with others who share their views. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with the commenters voicing their displeasure with the rally plans. What's wrong here is that you're picking at personal things that are hurtful. Michael obviously had issues...what they were is no ones concern but his. Hoisting blame for his suicide is not going to bring him back...again, no one but he knows for sure why he did it. Adoption? Maybe. Sexual orientation? Maybe. Past demons...drugs, broken romance? Maybe. For goodness sake...let Michael's memories, and those that love him, rest in peace! As for same sex marriages, its not my thing but if it comes to fruition, so be it.

    Posted by: Evy | Mar 22, 2013 2:39:09 PM


  22. One thing...I have no problems with those who share their lives with someone of their own gender...my problem is calling a legal union between them "marriage". Calling it another name works for me.

    Hating on all of the Osmonds, or any other person, simply because of their views makes you no better than the person you're hating on! Don't hate on the Osmonds talented musical talents just because they are showing support of their views. As for the lyrics of some of the songs they sang...mighty tame words compared to today's "music".

    And no, I'm not a Mormon, or a Christian for that matter. My belief is that we all honor the same God, we just call him different names!

    Posted by: Evy | Mar 22, 2013 2:49:19 PM


  23. wonder if they will be wearing white hoods and burning a cross too???

    Posted by: bill | Mar 22, 2013 2:57:14 PM


  24. too bad you're 100% incorrect, "Evy" - there is no "they're just voicing their views" when what they are doing is rallying to deny a targeted group their Equality.

    for example, you yourself have a problem with the word "marriage" being used? too bad you will not be able to intelligently explain why.

    how does the use of the word marriage negatively impact your own life? i'd challenge you to explain that intelligently, but you won't be able to.

    so, no - it doesn't make us "no better than them" for standing up against, and fighting against, their continued bigotry and prejudice against us.

    it's not about "different views" - but about specifically and inherently prejudicial ones. specifically bigoted ones. specifically discriminatory ones.

    this is something everyone with a functioning brain understand.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Mar 22, 2013 2:57:46 PM


  25. THIS IS NOT AN "ANTI-GAY" RALLEY!! THIS IS A PRO-TRADITIONAL MARRAGE RALLEY. Learn the difference. My goodness. Interesting how when gays have a parade hetros don’t call it anti-straight! Do they?

    Posted by: Dennis | Mar 22, 2013 6:48:52 PM


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