New “My Husband’s Not Gay” Show on TLC Is Causing Controversy

Prett and Jeff courtside during a scene from TLC’s new show “My Husband’s Not Gay.” Photo courtesy of TLC
Prett and Jeff courtside during a scene from TLC’s new show “My Husband’s Not Gay.” Photo courtesy of TLC

TLC prides itself on showcasing how people live, offering a look into a world we may not often see. The cable network has brought us “19 Kids & Counting,” “The Little Couple” and “Sister Wives.”

On Sunday (Jan. 11), TLC plans to air “My Husband’s Not Gay,” a one-hour special about four Mormon men who are married to women but attracted to men. They refer to it as SSA, same-sex attraction. In the special, the four couples explore talk about their lifestyle decisions.

It’s causing controversy before it has even aired.

A petition started by Josh Sanders on Change.org says the show “promotes the false and dangerous idea that gay people can and should choose to be straight in order to be part of their faith communities.”

Sanders describes himself as a devout Christian who was told as he was growing up that he should “pray the gay away.” In the end, he says, that only caused despair.

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SOURCE: Religion News Service
Ann Oldenburg

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