Skip to comments.Cindy Brady on Her ‘Gay Dad’
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 Courts 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 Wednesdays 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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Being gay killed him. How wonderful.
Poor Reed got sick and died after being kissed by Rock Hudson.
“...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.
It was just a little peck on the cheek...
Oh, good Lord.
The Brady Bunch was a fun show, the people on it were vermin.
Minor detail. Hardly worth mentioning.
I wouldn’t deny him the right to relationships and the happiness that brings, but marriage is a different matter.
Why would anybody listen to her?
I thought he died of Botulism, that he got from eating bad meat from a can.
Not a normal one in the bunch.
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.
‘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!
Why, yes, Susan, he was your Dad. Of course he was. Now, take your pills and rest a while.
No one with a brain cares.
Yes, I did post to say that.
Why are FR people posting this bovine excrement stuff?
Showing us her monkey??!!
The evil religious right gave him AIDS and killed him.
100% in agreement.
Paul and everyone else has the same problem. not specifically the same particular weaknesses, and not all as destructive to us as others. Paul discusses the fact he wants to do good, but then finds himself doing the very things he doesn’t want to do.
It’s called SIN, and feeling GUILT and SHAME that we like certain sins we know we shouldn’t do, but do them anyway. Fighting against our natural sinful inclinations is crucial. Luther wrote that Christians have to kill off the old man - our sin nature, every day.
Please God, let the Supreme Court know that you think its OK for gay people to marry.
Well, Cindy, that’s not gonna happen and IF he had married he would still have died of rectal cancer and HIV. Jeez.
So just how “closeted” could he have been when apparently everyone on the set knew?
For you are the children of your father the devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning. He has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Your Adoption to a loving home and family is paid in full! All you have to do is claim it, and follow him home!
I know Susan, personally. She is socially liberal, but she’s about as anti-B-HO and anti-Islamist as they come. She frequently and publicly argues against lib policies and is also very generous to her fans. Her “Fluff Art” is pretty amazing, too.
Thindy, he wathn’t your real dad.
It says right here if Robert Reed starred in a show today featuring My Two Dads it wouldn't last one season.
These days it's anathema to be heterosexual. Still, Robert Reed would send viewers to the hills...fast...if he tried to sell a family with two men in the same parental bed..so to speak.
It's gettin' real old hearing windbags try to justify the 1% of queer relationships as though they are main stream.
I could not care less what people do in private. I have yet to have a militant heterosexual stick his face in mine and tell me people who question people not at all are bigots. If we could just have lesbians and homosexuals and wannabes leave me alone we might be on to something.
Sounds like there was more hope for the 'Gay' Dad character than for the Cindy Brady Character. At least the 'Gay Dad' understood that he had perverted tendencies, and he felt remorse over it. That is the first step. Recognize your sin. Be repulsed by it. Repent, and seek the Lord's help in overcoming it. I don't know if he ever got to the last step -- but you need to start with the recognition part first.
Yeah, sure. He was "BORN WITH" his (un)natural inclinations. Everyone is 'born' with some sort of evil tendencies: alcoholism, gambling, philandering, rape, theft, ... heck, the Bible says it better than I:
1 Corinthians 6:9-10 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
But praise the LORD, HE will help us overcome:
1 Corinthians 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
The Cindy Brady character does no one a favor by cheering them on to stay mired in sin.
“It was just a little peck on the cheek...”
More like a little pecker between the cheeks.
From what I hear she turned into a bit of a slut, but for maybe the last year the show was on, Marcia turned into a real babe.
In what way is this news? How is it any more significant to our lives today than anything that happened on a third-rate sitcom 40 years ago? What does here comment or the article or the discussion bring out that everybody isn’t sick and tired of hearing already.
Husband? Based on this info I'd say he was likely the receiver. Thus I guess one could say he was the "wife".
I think you’re getting botulism mixed up with you-b!+ch-you-ism, which in fact includes the same dietary practices.
So being gay killed him, he died of anal cancer, and it’s jus tbecause he wasn’t allowed to get married. So we are led to believe that he would have been only with 1 person, and then only being “intimate” with 1 person unnaturally would have prevented him from getting anal cancer?
Sound right? Does anyone else see this doesn’t make sense?
Don’t forget that Reed was on one of those very early liberal shows called “The Defenders”. I think all their clients were victims of police brutality, racism, Southern rednecks, mean Christians etc.
It was no coincidence that he was on that show.
I remember SS said that Reed gave them all kinds of problems making the shows. Constantly critical of the writing etc.
Schwartz had to say to him more than once that they were not doing Shakespeare.
Reed had been married and had a daughter. I honestly think he sort of thought of the Brady kids as surrogate children. He would buy them gifts at Christmas etc.
In a way I felt sorry for him.
Sure, let’s reorganize the most important pillar of this society and it’s future around gay men’s butt pleasures so we can die.
Latest “Star?” What exactly has she done in 30 years to qualify her to be a “Star?”
Maybe he would have been the best wife ever.
I remember he played in some movie or show where he was a transvestite and he was a little too convincing. That was before he “came out”. Never liked Brady Bunch anyway.
crazyivan, you are crazy -— lol
Robert Reed was NEVER going to be “The Husband” in any relationship. He was a catcher, not a pitcher.
Susan Olsen’s comments—as an adult—sound exactly as if they were spoken by her “child” character Cindy Brady... did this gal ever grow up?
Religious faggotry is insane.
Monogamy is religious...
Reynolds v. United States in 1878 already defined marriage as one woman and one man.
If the Supreme Court says that Obamacare is constitutional because of the taxing power of Congress, then DOMA is constitutional tax policy.
Who cares what the pig Luther said. People who called for the murder of Jews and the burning of synagogues carry less than zero moral worth.
I’m almost to the point of saying that the damned queers have their damned marriage just so we can stop hearing about it every two seconds. But then common sense takes over and lets me know that OF COURSE we’d never stop hearing about it - they’d just be on to the next thing and the next and the next ...
That's precisely what they're counting on....they figure that since most people won't agree with them, at least if they keep whining, that people will give in, just so they shut the Hell up.
But of course, even after getting the right to marry, they won't shut up.
well thanks for weighing in, go quote a few more folks on you about me page. sure i could find something objectionable and offensive they’ve all said too. which i could then claim like you to say they have ess than zero moral worth. maybe i could find stuff you’ve written or said to people that’s offensive and awful and claim yourentire life is morally worthless too.
THAT'S A MAN BABY!
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