Friday, March 05, 2010

Marie Osmond's Son “Conflicted Over Sexuality; Mormon Family”

Marie Osmond on Suicide Watch; Son Michael "Conflicted Over Sexuality; Mormon Family" Before Death; Legal Name Change Details Sealed, By Editorial Staff, People Magazine
Family and friends of Marie Osmond are keeping a close suicide watch on her following the Friday suicide death of her 18-year-old son Michael.

Michael jumped to his death from the eighth floor of his apartment building on the 900 block of S. Flower St. in Los Angeles near the school he was studying apparel manufacturing: the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

"I think Michael was distraught because he was conflicted over his sexuality and didn't believe he could ever come out as a gay man to his religious Mormon family," said a family insider to the National Enquirer.

"The family has placed what amounts to a suicide watch on Marie."

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Clair Barrus said...

Rosanne Barr's comments on Marie Osmond's son:

"Marie Osmond's poor gay son killed himself because he had been told how wrong and how sick he was every day of his life by his church and the people in it. Calling that 'depression' is a lie! Yet the Osmonds still talk lovingly about their church, saying nothing about its extremely anti-gay Crusade. Marie also has a gay daughter!

"Hey, I want her and all the gay kids in the world to know that they are just fine being gay and that they deserve love and respect instead of insults and rebuke! I have gay people in my family and my circle of friends and I am kicking bigot ass and taking names! That is how its done in my religion---(I have my own religion that I made up for myself and it is a great religion that actually works and respects facts and not fantasy!) [snip]

"Yet even though the people they say they love the most in all of their public displays and speeches (THEIR KIDS AND FAMILY!!) are gay,-- their own children, for crying out loud- these people cannot find the Christian decency and compassion within themselves to stop their hypocritical gay bashing!! How sickening. I know so many Mormon kids who were gay and committed suicide, and I just cannot and will not stay quiet in order to not offend bigots anymore. It is all so terribly depressing.

"Marie please don't talk about how your faith in your church has helped you get through this one! Please get some integrity and tell that church of yours that you will leave it and stop giving it ten percent of your money if they don't stop trying to destroy your kids' and all gay people's civil rights and dreams and hopes!!" - Roseanne Barr, writing on her personal blog.

Clair Barrus said...

Roseanne retracts statement about Marie Osmond's son being gay
''Michael's friends and family say he was not gay. If that is true, then I owe a huge apology to the Osmond family and to Marie Osmond for the words I wrote here. I read several published sources before I said anything, but--I did not know him, and I don't know his family either. I just reacted and said what I said because I have known so many gay mormon kids who committed suicide, as well as non mormon gay kids too. I am terribly ashamed of myself this time for shooting off my big mouth, and offending or hurting people who already were hurting. I don't expect anyone to forgive me, but I am so sorry for being wrong and insensitive.''