Famous Mormon entertainer Donny Osmond recently addressed a question on his website Donny.com. He was asked how he reacts to friends in same sex relationships who consider themselves married.
Despite the controversy, boycotts, threats, vandalism of LDS buildings, and even an Anthrax scare at two of our temples due to the church’s position on the issue and most recently, the vote on Proposition 8 in California, Donny stood by his beliefs as he explained how he can love his friends but disagree with the choices they make.
He explained that whether you consider yourself straight or gay, we all face temptations and are expected to live up to the same standards. He referred to a statement released by The First Presidency of the Church in 1995 called “The Family – A Proclamation to the World“. In it contains our beliefs that marriage is meant to be between a man and a woman, the family is ordained by God, and that children are entitled to have a mother and a father who are bound together by marriage, who love each other and will raise their children in righteousness. It warns: The disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
Donny states his belief that this statement was issued by true prophets of God. His courage in standing by his convictions is an inspiration to Mormons everywhere who have faced a variety of trials due to their position on gay marriage.
In other Osmond news, he recently released a Christmas Single titled “Little Drummer Boy” just in time for the holidays. More information on the album can be obtained by contacting [email protected].