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Posted by: I was a MORmON ( )
Date: March 22, 2019 10:22PM

They seem like pretty decent folks. I don't think the Church should have "used" them to make converts. That would be like the JWs using the Jackson Five to make converts.

My uncle was Michael Jackson's massage therapist (no, not the happy ending kind). They're both dead now (my uncle and MJ both).

I saw Barbara Walters ask Donnie Osmond why the Church banned blacks from it's Temples. Donnie said, "Well, we really don't know the reason why".

That's not true, and Donnie knew it, but I've heard plenty of Mormons say the exact same thing to people. Lying for the Lord.

I had a crush on Marie. She married a womanizer, which is her business. As a young Mormon convert, I was told that Womanizers have "no power over Mormon women". That was 40 years ago. I discovered they have ABSoLUTE power.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: March 22, 2019 10:49PM

Well, wiki shows (?) that Marie isn't married now....
your chance?

I don't know marie,not sure if I could 'be myself' if I were to (most important to me!)...

I'm afraid that all these super-successful people become easily & quickly jaded by hang-ers on & opportunists... Perhaps they struggle to maintain a certain genuine self (Osmonds, Ken Jennings, many others)

I have (rarely, ha ha) no comment on the 'womanizer' thing!!

etadd: Marie divorced then re-married Steve Craig, making me wonder what his story is/was...

I'm betting she's both Very relationship / love smart now, maybe content to live out as a single woman. Too Bad, IMHO.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/22/2019 11:03PM by GNPE.

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Posted by: scmd1 ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 02:15AM

You might want to check Wiki again if you actually care. When I checked, it said she remarried Steve Craig in 2011. No mention was made of that marriage having ended.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 11:17AM

scmd1 Wrote:
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> You might want to check Wiki again if you actually
> care. When I checked, it said she remarried Steve
> Craig in 2011. No mention was made of that
> marriage having ended.

She talks about Steve often, posts pictures etc. She clearly is in a happy marriage, at least by all of that

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Posted by: 4evergone ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 01:59PM

she did marry steve craig in the temple for her first marriage. find out what it takes to get a temple divorce to be sealed to another man. abuse? infidelity? then divorce the second husband and get RE-SEALED? to the first husband? smells like friends in high places or better yet, money.

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Posted by: 4evergone ( )
Date: March 22, 2019 11:00PM

"They seem like pretty decent folks. I saw Barbara Walters ask Donnie Osmond why the Church banned blacks from it's Temples. D
Donnie said, "Well, we really don't know the reason why".

PRETTY DECENT FOLKS THAT LIE!!

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: March 22, 2019 11:13PM

4evergone Wrote:
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> "They seem like pretty decent folks. I saw
> Barbara Walters ask Donnie Osmond why the Church
> banned blacks from it's Temples. D
> Donnie said, "Well, we really don't know the
> reason why".
>
> PRETTY DECENT FOLKS THAT LIE!!

While we now posit this as 'common knowledge' about the Cain thing, I don't recall that it was ever routinely taught (only researched my individual initiative).

I'm not in any position to Know or Say how much info that they had about ChurchCo teachings on black africans or any other teachings... are You?

else, I don't think it's a good thing to call anyone a liar without lots of specific info. just me?

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Posted by: 4evergone ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:08AM

GNPE...if you never heard what they taught about blacks either you were asleep or inactive or maybe you were never a member. I was there year after year and heard the reason.

What do you call liars?

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:16AM

calling someone a liar ... tells a high degree of first-hand knowledge, not hearsay, not rumors.

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Posted by: 4evergone ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:38AM

GNPE....Donnie lied

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 06:12AM

Lies of omission. The church ultimately doesn’t know anything. There are various opinions floating around, but nothing positive. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything. Donnie got that right.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 11:18AM

That interview was back in the 70's folks. He was a teenage back then. So that was the going answer.

Context.Context

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Posted by: bona dea ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 01:36AM

I was taught that as a theory,not as a fact.There was also a theory that they were neutral in war in heaven.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/23/2019 01:36AM by bona dea.

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Posted by: Wally Prince ( )
Date: March 22, 2019 11:46PM

I was a MORmON Wrote:
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>
>
> I saw Barbara Walters ask Donnie Osmond why the
> Church banned blacks from it's Temples. Donnie
> said, "Well, we really don't know the reason
> why".
>
> That's not true, and Donnie knew it, but I've
> heard plenty of Mormons say the exact same thing
> to people. Lying for the Lord.
>
Yep. When D&M were growing up, it was consistently taught that black people (specifically of African descent) were spirits who were not valiant in the pre-existence and that was WHY they had a lower status in this earthly life. It was DOCTRINE.

But I notice that these days Mormons have downgraded the whole thing to the status of a "policy of unknown origin" just as they do with the changes in the temple rituals. I've even seen Mormons arguing with each other about what things are "policies" that can be changed without any doctrinal implications. Some have recently been arguing along those lines about the linkage between temple recommends and coffee/tea drinking.

Is it policy? Is it doctrine? Wait for the living prophet to tell you which. Whatever Simon says...er...I mean...whatever the living prophet says about it is the last word.

But wait! Where did the idea that the living prophet always trumps dead prophets come from? Is it policy or doctrine?

And round and round we go on the Mormon madness merry-go-round.

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Posted by: babyloncansuckit ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 06:31AM

Remember, God will not let the prophet lead you astray. Prophetic whims trump your common sense. Now go read your scriptures like Jesus’s good little bitch.

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Posted by: 3X ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 10:55AM

<snort>

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Posted by: Wally Prince ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 11:04AM

unless it was written down by the Prophet with a light pen sometime between midnight and 5am.

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Posted by: nonmo_1 ( )
Date: March 24, 2019 08:47AM

lol...


In y best Ron white voice....."that's our policy..."

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Posted by: nonmo_1 ( )
Date: March 24, 2019 08:46AM

"Is it policy or doctrine?"

An interesting legal/spiritual loophole...

Bunch of lawyers in that group I guess...

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Posted by: Edy ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:55AM

How many converts do you think Osmond's produced? I would guess not many if any.

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Posted by: Aloysius ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:59AM

I'm certain there were some. But I'd wager that practically all of them left in very short order.

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Posted by: Wally Prince ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 01:34AM

(all of them females). I've lost contact with most of them over the years. I suspect that most of them moved on to other things. But I know 3 who got married to active Mormons while they were still in. That led to having/raising kids in the church and last I heard they were still regular church-going Mormons.

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Posted by: notmonotloggedin ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 01:56PM

Visit one of their social media pages and there are also, quite few hangers-on who, if asked will reveal they were Osmond converts.

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Posted by: exminion ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 01:53AM

My daughter's only girlhood crush was on Donnie Osmond. She ended up returning to the Mormon church to get temple-married to a neighbor, who looks exactly like Donnie. He's younger, but he's been mistaken for Donnie several times, out in public.

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Posted by: Rubicon ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 05:20AM

Donny Osmond actually parked next to me at the Fashion Place Mall. We both were driving the same color of Suburbans which was funny. I talked with him a bit and he was just a normal guy. One thing I did notice is he seemed to be in really good physical shape.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 09:51AM

Donny is OCD to the nth degree about his body. The perfectionist streak runs deep in him as a Mormon entertainer.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:23PM

Amyjo Wrote:
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> Donny is OCD to the nth degree about his body. The
> perfectionist streak runs deep in him as a Mormon
> entertainer.

Considering his mother died of a massive stroke, that his oldest brother had a stroke this past year, and Jimmy had his second just months ago, and Tom had quadruple bypass this past year, I wouldn't call Donny taking care of his health as OCD. I would say he is exercising great wisdom when it comes to his health.

That is being smart, that is not being a perfectionist

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:53PM

I've heard him on talk shows bragging about his excessive exercise routines as he puts down the talk show host/s for not being able to keep up with him.

Yeah, he's definitely obsessive about it. And braggadocious.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 02:13PM

Amyjo Wrote:
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> I've heard him on talk shows bragging about his
> excessive exercise routines as he puts down the
> talk show host/s for not being able to keep up
> with him.
>
> Yeah, he's definitely obsessive about it. And
> braggadocious.


His workout routine when he was doing Joseph must have stayed with him. LOL. Can't look flabby in a loincloth. :)

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Posted by: azsteve ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 05:56AM

I think that during the time that we were all in the church (for those of us who really believed in it) we were all dishonest people then. I justified wrong things that the church had done, kept their secrets, and took their side when they were being held to task about their wrong-doing. It wasn't until I resigned from the church and learned to speak honestly about it that I was in full integrity with the world around me. The term "full integrity" is a relative term. Most of us do our best and some of us do better than others.

Donny and Marie are not talking publicly and honestly about the mormon church. When they do talk about it, they lie and defend it. Until they start speaking honestly and candidly about the church, they are not being honest just as many of us have done.

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Posted by: Amyjo ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 09:55AM

If you compare Marie's early pictures from the 60's to now she's changed completely in appearance from cosmetic surgery. You wouldn't recognize her as the same person she used to be. She's had a complete body makeover from head to toe.

Which is fine because she can afford it and wants to look good for her career. But I really detest the Nutrisystem commercials where she says her stomach is now flatter than when she was in her 20's because there is no doubt she's had a tummy tuck, liposuction as well as a personal trainer.

She can't even come clean on truth in advertising. LOL.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 11:05AM

It's all Show Biz kid!

Donny and Marie have the Mormon facade and the Show Biz facade to maintain and they are polished professionals at keeping the Razzle Dazzle on the Marquis.

I don't believe any of us, even the rest of their families, know what they really really think deep down.

Donnie is nearly as old a me. Yes. We were all taught the Mark of Cain thing from the pulpit and in priesthood and Mark E. Petersen used to preach it emphatically and NOT as a theory.

But Donnie wasn't being interviewed as a prophet or apostle. He was being interviewed as an entertainer. He protected both his facades by dodging a question. I believe he knew and he knew it was a lie, but I also believe he shouldn't have had to become the center point of the ugliness the Mormon church created regarding people of color and Cain and fence sitting and valor.

So Donnie will have to judge himself and accept his own legacy.

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Posted by: Done & Done ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 11:14AM

Now, I'm wondering if Donnie and Marie had any coaching sessions with the General Authorities to instill in them the "correct" answers?

Unlike most performers whose religious views are rarely evident, their careers were inextricable woven with their religion. I had a friend who did set dressing on the Donny and Marie show while they were still in L.A. and he said the layer of Mormonism over the whole thing was pretty damn thick. They were always "on."

Most of the women I know back in Utah adopted and still use that sly put-down teasing comedy that is Marie's style.

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Posted by: angela ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:24PM

Done & Done Wrote:
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> Now, I'm wondering if Donnie and Marie had any
> coaching sessions with the General Authorities to
> instill in them the "correct" answers?
>
> Unlike most performers whose religious views are
> rarely evident, their careers were inextricable
> woven with their religion. I had a friend who did
> set dressing on the Donny and Marie show while
> they were still in L.A. and he said the layer of
> Mormonism over the whole thing was pretty damn
> thick. They were always "on."
>
> Most of the women I know back in Utah adopted and
> still use that sly put-down teasing comedy that is
> Marie's style.

Considering they started out as child stars, OF COURSE they were coached

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Posted by: notmonotloggedin ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 02:13PM

Done & Done Wrote:
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> Now, I'm wondering if Donnie and Marie had any
> coaching sessions with the General Authorities to
> instill in them the "correct" answers?
>
As someone who has watched their careers since the beginning, at first as a young teen fan and later as someone merely interested to see them in light of Mormonism, I can say, ABSOLUTELY to your musing. I've noticed over the years that their concerted efforts to actively promote the Mormon church must be done under advisement, beginning with Olive Osmond's articles written for their monthly magazine right down to Marie's weekly Sunday facebook posts. Make no mistake about it that the Mormon church has taken full advantage of the Osmond's fame over the years and collaborated with the family...not at all by accident. (Donny even penned at least one book on Mormon beliefs many years ago coauthored by no other than Paul H. Dunn)

notmo.

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Posted by: yorkie ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 02:20PM

I remember the feature in Osmonds World magazine about Mormonism, and at least the first item had a cross on it

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Posted by: notmonotloggedin ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 08:35PM

That sounds vaguely familiar. And now that I've thought about it, it wasn't just "Mother's Column" or whatever that was called...but many (most) of the other articles that pushed Mormonism.

The Mormon Church used the family to promote its agenda and the Osmonds willingly complied (as they still do).

notmo

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Posted by: Elyse ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:06PM

Feeling sorry for both of them, actually for the whole family.

They seem like nice people who tried hard to live by Mormon rules - and it invariably blew up on them.

Seems to be the story of Mormonism: things never work out as promised by the church.

I could name a ton of people just in my own circle of aquaintances who sincerely lived Mormonism, only to end up disappointed.

Why?
Because Mormonism is NOT the way and cannot deliver on anything.

The few successful members became successful IN SPITE of Mormonism, simply because they had psecial abilities or were in the right spot at the right time.

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Posted by: Elyse ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:07PM

special

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 12:14PM

I find myself agreeing with D&D, & Elyse.


also:


It's remarkable how the super-successful people (physicians, lawyers, accountants, etc.) are quick to link their personal fortunes to living 'the gospel' (of Mormonism, not so much basic Christianity), but when things like Marie's failed personal life go sour... Where is ChurchCo? just like Waldo, I think.



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Posted by: praydude ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 02:01PM

Here's my current favorite clip of Cher and the Osmond Brothers...

https://youtu.be/ZnBV9Ay40u4

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Posted by: severedpuppetstrings ( )
Date: March 24, 2019 08:03AM

Hrm. I wonder how the Osmonds felt about Cher's "shoulder porn" or her bits of "exposed skin."
Just business I guess...?

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Posted by: nonmo_1 ( )
Date: March 24, 2019 09:03AM

Looking up pics of Marie now...and she is "porning" all over the place as a performer,,

Yes I still have a thing for Marie Osmond

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Posted by: severedpuppetstrings ( )
Date: March 24, 2019 09:20AM

nonmo_1 Wrote:
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> Yes I still have a thing for Marie Osmond

No judgements from me, dude. Whatever floats your boat! :-)

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Posted by: donbagley ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 04:06PM

I can't stand the Osmonds. I like to tease Mike Norton about Donny and Marie online. He's a fan.

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Posted by: Cheryl ( )
Date: March 23, 2019 05:06PM

If they helped the church, I think they were well repaid.

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