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Marie Osmond Supports Gay Daughter, Despite Mormon Faith

Occasionally, something a person knows is right in her heart makes her question the teachings of her religion. Marie Osmond doesn't think her Mormon faith should keep her from accepting her daughter Jessica, who happens to be a lesbian. Last night Marie told Entertainment Tonight:

"It's so sad that we even have to segregate all these things. The thing that I want is love. I'm a Christian you know (and) Christ was that way, he loved everyone."

Marie said earlier this month that she supports same-sex marriage because marriage is a civil right. She also suggested that the Mormon Church, which was a big supporter of Prop. 8, might have misinterpreted the Bible: "I do believe in the Bible. My daughter understands my beliefs. And, you know, God said to be married and be productive with your children."

It sounds like Marie is trying to be a good mother and a good Christian. Are you surprised Marie, a longtime and very public member of the Mormon Church, is so supportive of her daughter?

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Wasn't it just a week or two ago when Marie was being knocked in the media for 'hiding' her lesbian daughter? And here she is, being asked about it, and spacekatgal thinks she should get over herself for talking about it and perhaps what a superstar she is? Good grief, Marie can't win, either way.
sloane220 sloane220 8 years
anonymous 7:11 whats immoral is judging people who you don't f**kin know and who's personal lives have no affect on you. i'm a lesbian and i am neither inherently immoral or corrupt for f**king whoever the hell i want to as long as they are another consenting adult. what business is of yours anyway? i really want to know.
sloane220 sloane220 8 years
no, i'm not suprised, because at the end of the day why should she disown or be distant from her own daughter? because certain people choose to interpret the bible in a certain way?
Chouette4u Chouette4u 8 years
LDS are way more accepting than Evangelical Christians. They are very focused on family and I am not surprised at all that Marie Osmond feels this way. I agree with Anonymous #15. Mormons get a lot of crap they don't deserve.
Smacks83 Smacks83 8 years
Right on Spacekat!!
kindo1313 kindo1313 8 years
You can support and love someone without agreeing with everything they do. Parents do it all the time. Btw, there is no such thing as the "Mormon Church." It's called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the media should respect that.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Not surprised, I see it all the time, people who are "against" homosexuality or gay marriage suddenly feel different because their child came out. It seems to be a whole new story when its their child, not someone else's. :oy:
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I wouldn't go that far. She's not promoting homosexuality. She's supporting her child.
mkls6044 mkls6044 8 years
Regardless of whether she is Mormon or not, its nice to hear a Christian person actually expressing a logical view about homosexuality and the Bible. I never really had an opinion about Marie Osmond before, but I'm impressed with her views on this issue!
cloroxcowgirl cloroxcowgirl 8 years
Good for her. She's setting an example for other parents of gay children to follow.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
no. my bff is mormon. people have a very odd view of the mormon church. but they are just people trying to do what is best for their families. when i first started doing things with my now bff, about 9 years ago, my husband heard she was mormon and said "oh wow! this will be interesting". it's not. they're regular people.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Yay Marie Osmond — glad to see her showing support for her daughter like this.
robinlh912 robinlh912 8 years
Good for her :)
fcseamstress fcseamstress 8 years
Wow. I've never been a fan, but I have to say I'd shake her hand if I met her.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Good for her. I find it interesting that many of the people who condem gay folks are the same ones that claims that JESUS LOVES EVERYONE* *unless, of course, you are gay.
oohsexypenguin oohsexypenguin 8 years
I wish more people had the same attitude that she does toward gay people. My respect for her has risen immensely.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I think she is being a great mom and not abandoning her religion. Who cares if her daughter is gay? It doesn't mean she can't be a Mormon as well. Good for her.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I am happy Marie is being a good Christian and mom by standing by her daughter and not shunning her.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Truthfully, no. If more people were familiar with gay people, there would be less ignorant fear and disdain for them. For those who are insensibly intolerant (like Carrie Prejean), I hope they end up with a gay child. Then, they may have a change of heart towards the gay community.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
I'm not surprised. A mother should support her children. Good for her.
seraphmaiden seraphmaiden 8 years
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