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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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To: Steelfish
“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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To: Steelfish

‘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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To: Steelfish

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.


21 posted on 04/01/2013 5:32:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Steelfish

“Please God, let the Supreme Court know that you think it’s 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.


22 posted on 04/01/2013 5:33:01 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: yarddog

So just how “closeted” could he have been when apparently everyone on the set knew?


23 posted on 04/01/2013 5:34:48 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Steelfish
>"the natural inclinations that he was BORN WITH"

http://bible.cc/john/8-44.htm

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.


Good News!!!!!!

Your Adoption to a loving home and family is paid in full! All you have to do is claim it, and follow him home!

24 posted on 04/01/2013 5:39:17 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: nascarnation

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.


25 posted on 04/01/2013 5:39:46 PM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Steelfish

Thindy, he wathn’t your real dad.


26 posted on 04/01/2013 5:40:30 PM PDT by Old Yeller
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To: Steelfish
Cindy Brady on Her ‘Gay 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.

27 posted on 04/01/2013 5:40:31 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Steelfish
He was forever taunted by his own disdain for the natural inclinations that he was BORN WITH,” she wrote.

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.

28 posted on 04/01/2013 5:41:16 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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

More like a little pecker between the cheeks.


29 posted on 04/01/2013 5:42:42 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


30 posted on 04/01/2013 5:43:02 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


31 posted on 04/01/2013 5:43:24 PM PDT by x
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To: Steelfish
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.” ... Reed died in 1992 at age 59 from colon cancer,

Husband? Based on this info I'd say he was likely the receiver. Thus I guess one could say he was the "wife".

32 posted on 04/01/2013 5:44:17 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: dfwgator

I think you’re getting botulism mixed up with you-b!+ch-you-ism, which in fact includes the same dietary practices.


33 posted on 04/01/2013 5:46:07 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Steelfish

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?


34 posted on 04/01/2013 5:46:19 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: plain talk

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.


35 posted on 04/01/2013 5:49:07 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: Steelfish

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.


36 posted on 04/01/2013 5:56:27 PM PDT by yarddog (Truth, Justice, and what was once the American Way.)
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To: AppyPappy

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.


38 posted on 04/01/2013 6:04:53 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Steelfish

Latest “Star?” What exactly has she done in 30 years to qualify her to be a “Star?”


39 posted on 04/01/2013 6:06:57 PM PDT by thoolou ("Technology is driven by those who understand it the least" - Unknown)
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To: GilesB

Maybe he would have been the best wife ever.


40 posted on 04/01/2013 6:07:35 PM PDT by WKB ( Remember "Bush Lied and People Died" Now it's "People died and Obama Lied")
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To: Arthurio

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.


41 posted on 04/01/2013 6:08:47 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: CrazyIvan

crazyivan, you are crazy -— lol


42 posted on 04/01/2013 6:10:14 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: Steelfish

Robert Reed was NEVER going to be “The Husband” in any relationship. He was a catcher, not a pitcher.


43 posted on 04/01/2013 6:11:36 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: Steelfish

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?


44 posted on 04/01/2013 6:11:52 PM PDT by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Steelfish

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.


45 posted on 04/01/2013 6:13:46 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


46 posted on 04/01/2013 6:15:41 PM PDT by sakic
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To: Steelfish

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 ...


47 posted on 04/01/2013 6:15:51 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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.

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.

48 posted on 04/01/2013 6:22:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sakic

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.


49 posted on 04/01/2013 6:25:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Steelfish

THAT'S A MAN BABY!


50 posted on 04/01/2013 6:26:07 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (For me, I plan to die standing as a free man rather than spend one second on my knees as a slave.)
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