Also, he believes you can pray away the gay. This is just a gem:
Alan Osmond, the eldest of the singing group the Osmonds, says being gay is not genetic and that “reparative” therapy is successful, and reveals Chuck Norris was enlisted to butch up the group’s dancing.
I am not equipped to respond to this with any level of journalistic decorum.
Apparently this all started last year when Alan Osmond wrote an article for a website, thefamily.com, in multi-colored text of varying sizes, which purports to show the “science” of the gay issue, and also the “Mormon” of the gay issue. I am reproducing it as it is, so you can see this childish nonsense for yourself:
Much confusion can be avoided if we heed the words of the Lord’s prophet. President Gordon B. Hinckley has provided a solid foundation in addressing this difficult issue. He has stated:
“Prophets of God have repeatedly taught through the ages that practices of homosexual relations, fornication, and adultery are grievous sins. Sexual relations outside the bonds of marriage are forbidden by the Lord. We affirm those teachings.”
In addition to having counsel from the Lord’s prophet to provide guidance, it is helpful to have accurate information about homosexualityand its development. First, it is important to understand thathomosexuality is not innate and unchangeable. Research has NOT proved that homosexuality is genetic. Even more important, many researchers whose studies have been used to support a biological model forhomosexuality have determined that their work has been MISINTERPRETED. What is clear is that homosexuality results from an interaction of social, biological, and psychological factors. These factors may include temperament, personality traits, sexual abuse, familial factors, and treatment by one’s peers. 3
Developmental factors aside, can individuals diminish homosexual attraction and make changes in their lives? Yes.There is substantial evidence, both historical and current, to indicate this is the case. Jeffrey Satinover, M.D., a former Fellow at Yale University and a graduate of MIT and Harvard, concludes:
“The fact that not all methods of treating those who struggle with homosexual attraction are successful, and that no method is successful for everyone, has been distorted by activists into the claim that no method is helpful for anyone. … The simple truth is that, like most methods in psychiatry and psychotherapy, the treatment ofhomosexuality has evolved out of eighty years of clinical experience, demonstrating approximately the same degree of success as, for example, the psychotherapy of depression.” 4
Other researchers note treatment success rates that exceed 50 percent, which is similar to the success rates for treating other difficulties.
I am not kidding. That is how it looks on The Forgotten Osmond’s website. Of course, Truth Wins Out readers know that the mere suggestion of “50 percent” success rates in changing sexual orientation are complete nonsense. In a day and age when the luminaries of the “ex-gay” industry are admitting at an alarming rate just how hot they still think guys are, I feel no need to address childish silliness such as this. Moreover, I am not arguing genetics with a man who said this:
Last October, Osmond posted a video on YouTube in which he grimaces while discussing dancing with his brothers and says “they had us doing effeminate moves.” Osmond says the brothers enlisted their friend Chuck Norris, then a karate instructor, to “toughen up” their dancing. He says Norris made them very “boyish, which is what we wanted.”
It would simply be a futile exercise to try to explain the complexities of what science has shown about sexuality to a man who ran into the arms of Walker, Texas Ranger as a child in order to de-gay his boy band.
Here is video of whatever his name is talking about that time Chuck Norris taught the Osmond boys what it means to be men. You really, really, really need to watch it: