American Idol's David Archuleta Tweets Support for Anti-Gay Beliefs, Later Apologizes
David Archuleta has gotten himself into some hot water after sending out some tweets in support of anti-gay beliefs, which some have considered to be directed toward Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The 24-year-old singer came in second place on the seventh season of American Idol and he returned from his two year Mormon mission in March 2014.
The new Indiana law has received widespread backlash as it is seen as a way for people and businesses to discriminate against those they disagree with, especially members of the LGBT community.
David tweeted a quote said by Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quarum of the Twelve Apostles: “Romantic love is incomplete. It is a prelude. Love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love…expressed between a man and a woman in marriage. #PresPacker.”
Two days later David released an apology on his website.
Click inside to read the apology from David Archuleta…
I apologize if I have offended anyone with the quote I sent out Saturday. I guess I didn’t think about the line “expressed between a man and a woman in marriage” being stressed when the whole quote didn’t fit in just 1 tweet. I am sorry my intentions were misunderstood, as my main focus was that too often romance is looked at as the end-all when there is so much more. The bonds that can be there within a family and raising kids, as that is the most valuable thing I have: my family. I do hope however, that whoever may have been offended may know I respect everyone’s freedom to believe and live as they choose. I hope others can respect what I value most in my life as well. Again, I’m sorry and please forgive me if I offended you. David