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The Osmonds are a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll — and a whole lot homophobic

Is it National Homophobic Has-Been Week? First, '80s-era folk chanteuse Michelle Shocked went on a bizarre, "God hates fags" tirade in San Francisco that all but shut down her current tour. Now, that singing army of siblings from the '70s – the Osmonds – is back, this time to defend us from the gays. They're a little bit country, they're a little bit rock 'n' roll, they're a little bit anti-marriage equality.

This coming Tuesday, the same day that the Supreme Court itself will begin to take on the issue of marriage equality,  the National Organization for Marriage will be descending upon the Capitol for its big Hand-wringing Fest 2013 – I mean, its ominously named March for Marriage. And at the same time, back in that great bastion of supersize Mormon families – Utah – members of its most sequined brood will lead a "celebration of marriage" at the Capitol Rotunda. The Utah "benefit for the protection of marriage between a man and woman" features eldest, less cute Osmond Alan, his wife, Suzanne, his country musician son, Nathan, and a vaguely identified pack of "Osmond grandchildren."

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