Ozzy Osbourne a Gay Activist? (Who Knew?)

Cary Fagan

ozzyRock star/TV star/Author ... Defender of Gay Rights? Everybody's favorite heavy metal poppa tacks a new title onto his resume after the events of this week. Here's what happened:

The lunatic parishioners of Westboro Baptist Church co-opted Ozzy Osbourne's  iconic song Crazy Train in a protest against gay rights on the steps of the Supreme Court. (To find out more about this charming congregation, go to www.godhatesfags.com. No, I'm not kidding.)

Lyrics to the song (which, by the way, is all about promoting tolerance) were changed to: "You're going straight to hell on your crazy train."

Ozzy's reaction:

"I am sickened and disgusted by the use of Crazy Train to promote messages of hate and evil by a 'church.'" 

Amen, Ozzy. Now let's all flick on our lighters and beg the Prince of Darkness for an encore.

Thankfully, Osbourne isn't the only straight celebrity that openly champions gay rights.

Brad Pitt donated $100K towards defeating Proposition 8 in California. So did Steven Spielberg.

Mary J. Blige told The Advocate that she fired employees who'd made homophobic remarks.

Ben Affleck participated in a PFLAG  (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) campaign, posing for an ad with his openly gay cousin.

Daniel Radcliffe constantly speaks out in support of the gay community and recorded a public service announcement for the Trevor Project, an LGBT support group.

And Dirty Harry himself, Clint Eastwood, has affirmed that he believes that  people should be able to do what they want to do, whatever that is, so long as they don't harm others.

Country star Toby Keith is openly comfortable with the idea gay marriage and has said so.

And none other than Kanye West weighs in with this:

'Hip-hop has always been about speaking your mind and about breaking down barriers, but everyone in hip-hop discriminates against gay people... We need to stop that."
Yup, we do.

What about you? Do you agree with Ozzy?

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