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'American Idol' Alum David Archuleta Apologizes for Tweets Perceived as Anti-Gay

Mormon American Idol alum David Archuleta apologized today after inspiring a firestorm of anger on social media over two tweets quoting President Boyd K. Packer, the President of the Quorum of the LDS Church.

2_archuletaSaid Archuleta in the tweets, since deleted: "Romantic love is incomplete. It is a prelude. Love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love...Expressed between a man and woman in marriage. #PresPacker"

Said Archuleta on Monday:

"I apologize if I have offended anyone with the quote I sent out Saturday. I guess I didn't think about the line "expressed between a man and a woman in marriage" being stressed when the whole quote didn't fit in just 1 tweet. I am sorry my intentions were misunderstood, as my main focus was that too often romance is looked at as the end-all when there is so much more. The bonds that can be there within a family and raising kids, as that is the most valuable thing I have: my family. I do hope however, that whoever may have been offended may know I respect everyone's freedom to believe and live as they choose. I hope others can respect what I value most in my life as well. Again, I'm sorry and please forgive me if I offended you."

Archuleta is a devoted member of the LDS Church who put his music career on hold in 2012 to become a Mormon missionary.

The tweets, since removed....

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Elder Archuleta Makes His Debut

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The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has a new voice. (via rickey.org)

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So Long, David Archuleta: VIDEO

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Well, that's that. American Idol runner-up David Archuleta is now officially a Mormon missionary.

The 21-year old singer embarked yesterday on his two-year journey, starting with basic missionary training, but not before leaving his fans a farewell video.

"It's been a very emotional last week," he said. "[This is] a decision everyone knows about but it's a very personal thing and I wanted to keep it that way. So I hope you guys respect that, and you guys have so I appreciate that." Archuleta will be back in two-years after serving in an undisclosed location.

You can watch Archuleta bid adieu, AFTER THE JUMP. His hair, despite all the high drama, does not look that short.

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

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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.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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David Archuleta Tearfully Puts Music Career on Hold to Fulfill Full Time Mission with the Mormon Church: VIDEO

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Former American Idol runner-up David Archuleta broke down on stage last night as he announced 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.

"It's not because somebody told me that I was supposed to do it, not because that I no longer want to do music anymore, but it's because it's the feeling that I felt that I need to do next in my life."

Watch his announcement, AFTER THE JUMP...

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David Archuleta's Twitter Panic: Don't Worry, I'm Not Gay

David Archuleta took to Twitter last night after a report was published that he had been spotted at NYC's gay nightspot Club 57, despite the fact that the report acknowledged that he was only there to see dance artist Charice perform:

"So, was David bumping and grinding with some steamy Dominican muscle man? Hardly. David was there with his friend Charice, who performed a dance remix of her current hit single, 'Pyramid' at the coveted 1:30 a.m. spot. Reportedly, however, Charice and her entourage, which included David and his old band mate Eli, did do something terribly scandalous after the performance: They went to a local Pinkberry for ice cream."

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Wrote Archuleta: "Mental note to self: always ask where before you go! Wasn't my kind of place lol, and I had no clue! I guess you live and learn."

He later added: "I wouldn't get into things like that intentionally haha."

And finally, "I didn't want you guys to be worried so had to let you know the facts."

Presumably Archuleta has a lot of gay fans. It's too bad he considers being thought of as gay something to freak out about."


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