Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weird Donny and Marie interview on Joy Behar...

Donny and Marie seem awfully uncomfortable in this interview with Joy Behar.  I guess I can understand why they're uncomfortable.  They're trying to seem normal and failing miserably.  I think Marie comes off better than Donny does.  He seems like an arrogant, overbearing asshole here, interrupting Joy and busting her chops for not being married.

And I think it's interesting that they're commenting on the Book of Mormon musical, but they've never even seen the show... I also think that Donny doesn't know much about his faith.  This interview did not do them or the LDS church many favors.

ETA:  I have to add this earlier Donny and Marie interview from the 1970s...  Donny tries to address why blacks weren't allowed to be priesthood holders until 1978.  Marie explains why she thinks a man should speak for her.  Outrageous.


  1. I think Donny and Marie did a great job in both videos. I don't think Donny comes across as arrogant or overbearing, but I do think the writer of this blog does.

    As a Mormon and as a woman, I don't agree with Marie's opinion in the second video. But she was very young, and it was a different time back then. As her the same question nowadays, and I think she'd be singing a different tune.

  2. Well, you know what they say. Opinions are like assholes. Everybody's got one and everyone thinks everyone else's stinks.

    Thanks for sharing yours.

  3. I watched both videos. Donnie does come off as a close-minded snob in the first, and totally disingenuous in the second one. Joy Behar was being friendly and informal in her approach to such topics as Parker and Stone's Mormon Musical, and so called "magic underwear". And Donnie took offense. I thought Mormon's were the "peculiar people" and that was on purpose--to cause people to ask questions and perhaps find out about the faith, right?

    Karie, before you go any further, I was a Mormon. I'm not now because the doctrine didn't hold up to reason--plain and simple. So no lectures please.

    To Barbara Walters, Donnie "enthusiastically" agrees to answer her question about Blacks' exclusion from the Priesthood, only to deflect the burden onto the General Authorities. Fail. Epic Fail. Maybe he should run for office, because he "danced a little side-step" on that controversial issue?

    We only need to look at the first few chapters of the Book of Mormon to see the answer. Nephi's unrighteous brothers Laman and Lemuel were cursed with black skin for their disbelief. Could this be the reason Blacks were excluded from the Priesthood until such time that social pressures were too great to prevent their acceptance anymore?

    Given this, I find it strange that Mormonism can hold that black skin is a visible curse and at the same time say in the Book of Mormon that skin color has no bearing on one's status as a righteous or sinful person. IRONY?

    Oh wait, In December 2010, the LDS Church made changes to the non-canonical chapter summaries in its online version of the Book of Mormon. In Second Nephi chapter 5, the original wording was: "Because of their unbelief, the Lamanites are cursed, receive a skin of blackness, and become a scourge unto the Nephites." The phrase, "skin of blackness" was removed and became: "Because of their unbelief, the Lamanites are cut off from the presence of the Lord, are cursed, and become a scourge unto the Nephites."

    FIXED! I guess God uses the Track Changes function in Microsoft Word after all!

    By the way Karie, your bull-baiting of the blogger comes off more Scientologist than Mormon. Out-Ethics much?


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