So, Roseanne. Never slow on coming forward with an idea, an opinion, a little light critique, she has blamed Mormons (no, there’s an ‘m’ in the middle, though it’s not doing much good) for the suicide of Marie Osmond’s son. She’s not saying they pushed him. Oh, hang on a minute, she kind of is.
‘Marie Osmond’s poor gay son killed himself,’ she said on her blog. ‘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! 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!’
And that’s not all…
‘I have gay people in my family and my circle of friends and I am kicking bigot ass and taking names!’ You want your name on Rosie’s list? Hmmm? Do you?
‘If I had been your mom [this is her talking to Marie’s dead son, though, to be fair, Marie was very pro-gay and supportive], I would have told you that some of the greatest and smartest and most artistic people who ever lived were gay.’
*campaigns for a day where great gay people are celebrated. Calls it Gay Pride*
‘I would have shielded you from bigots who tore at your soul, like the ones that unfortunately were closest to you. To all the gay Mormon children out there in the world, I will be your mom! I love you!’
Roseanne herself was brought up by the Morms, so she knows her shit.
*exits; fills in form to become Roseanne’s adopted child despite lack of Morm credentials*