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Cindy Brady on Her ‘Gay Dad’
ABCNews ^ | April 01, 2013 | Luchina Fisher

Posted on 04/01/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by Steelfish

Cindy Brady on Her ‘Gay Dad’

By Luchina Fisher

Apr 1, 2013

As the latest star to speak out in favor of same-sex marriage, Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the iconic 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” said that if her on-screen dad Robert Reed had been “allowed to form a relationship with another man, he would have been the best husband ever.”

In a heartfelt open letter posted on her Facebook fan page last week during the Supreme Court’s hearing on gay marriage, Olsen wrote, “As a child, I was BLESSED to have another father figure in my life. So I really can honestly say, ‘My Dad was Gay.’

“I can also say that being gay killed him,” she added.

Reed died in 1992 at age 59 from colon cancer, with HIV listed as a significant contributing factor to his death. Following his death, cast members, including Florence Henderson, who played his wife on the show, and Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady, acknowledged that he was a closeted homosexual.

Olsen wrote in last Wednesday’s post that because his homosexuality was “so taboo, he could never make peace with himself.”

“He never allowed himself to have a genuine love. He was forever taunted by his own disdain for the natural inclinations that he was BORN WITH,” she wrote.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; homosexualagenda
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1 posted on 04/01/2013 5:16:10 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Being gay killed him. How wonderful.


2 posted on 04/01/2013 5:18:24 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: Steelfish

Poor Reed got sick and died after being kissed by Rock Hudson.


3 posted on 04/01/2013 5:20:08 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Steelfish

“...colon cancer, with HIV listed as a significant contributing factor to his death...”

Too much “packing the fudge” and “hiding the salami” will do that.


4 posted on 04/01/2013 5:22:32 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: IbJensen

It was just a little peck on the cheek...


5 posted on 04/01/2013 5:23:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, good Lord.
The Brady Bunch was a fun show, the people on it were vermin.


6 posted on 04/01/2013 5:24:24 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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“I can also say that being gay killed him,” she added.

Minor detail. Hardly worth mentioning.

7 posted on 04/01/2013 5:24:28 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Steelfish

I wouldn’t deny him the right to relationships and the happiness that brings, but marriage is a different matter.


8 posted on 04/01/2013 5:25:20 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: Steelfish
Just look at her now!

Why would anybody listen to her?

9 posted on 04/01/2013 5:25:50 PM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: IbJensen

I thought he died of Botulism, that he got from eating bad meat from a can.


10 posted on 04/01/2013 5:26:39 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: svcw

Not a normal one in the bunch.


11 posted on 04/01/2013 5:27:15 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: Steelfish

I remember an interview with Florence Henderson. She said the first time she kissed him on the sitcom, she knew he was gay. She said she went to Sherwood Schwartz and told him.

I didn’t really believe her as a stage kiss would seem to be pretty unemotional but I later saw where Schwartz confirmed that she had told him that.


12 posted on 04/01/2013 5:27:15 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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‘Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the iconic 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” said that if her on-screen dad Robert Reed had been “allowed to form a relationship with another man, he would have been the best husband ever.”’

BALDERDASH! If he would have been allowed to form a relationship with another man, he would have been a gay man in a homosexual relationship. In order to have been “the best husband ever” he would have to be MARRIED!

That woman is as insipid as the show she starred in!


13 posted on 04/01/2013 5:27:29 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: Steelfish

Why, yes, Susan, he was your Dad. Of course he was. Now, take your pills and rest a while.


14 posted on 04/01/2013 5:27:36 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Steelfish

Ignorant..........


15 posted on 04/01/2013 5:28:01 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

No one with a brain cares.
Yes, I did post to say that.
Why are FR people posting this bovine excrement stuff?


16 posted on 04/01/2013 5:28:42 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Former Fetus
I think some members of the FR jury would opt for a "not guilty" verdict....


17 posted on 04/01/2013 5:28:45 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Former Fetus

Showing us her monkey??!!


18 posted on 04/01/2013 5:29:32 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: AppyPappy

The evil religious right gave him AIDS and killed him.


19 posted on 04/01/2013 5:29:36 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: averagemo

100% in agreement.


20 posted on 04/01/2013 5:30:03 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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