This Weekend, Watch Mormons Lie to Themselves in "My Husband’s Not Gay"
“I don’t know how to tell you this, but I’m attracted to men.”
Well, you did a pretty damn good job right there. It’s pretty straight forward. You’re gay.
Except you’re also devoutly Mormon. That’s okay. There’s nothing wrong with that. I’m sure you were just born that way, and it’s a perfectly acceptable lifestyle. Being Mormon, in and of itself, is nothing to be ashamed of.
Where it gets fucked up is that you feel the need to marry a woman and have children with her because that’s what your religion tells you to do. And worst of all, you feel the need to let TLC exploit you with a reality special called My Husband’s Not Gay, premiering this Sunday.
It’s an entire hour of Mormon men who are either married to women or looking to get married to women despite craving long, hard, throbbing cock.
Hey, at least these guys acknowledge their sexual orientation (despite the name of the show) and aren’t trying to convince themselves otherwise with all the psychological damage that comes along with that, right? I mean, maybe, hopefully, if there’s any silver lining to a show this crass, it’s perhaps a teeny-tiny sign of progress that these men are only trying to deny who they are externally rather than internally, and in the long term, it could be they’ll eventually be able to accept their biological orientation completely with minimal heartbreak?
But no. Of course this is just a bunch of dicks from the ex-gay movement who think you can pray the gay away. GLAAD calls the show “downright irresponsible” and says it puts “countless young LGBT people in harm’s way.”
TLC is eating up the controversy, saying, “TLC has long shared compelling stories about real people and different ways of life, without judgment… The individuals featured in this one-hour special reveal the decisions they have made, and speak only for themselves.” As if they bare no responsibility for the crap they put on the air.
In the meantime, if you haven’t heard Arrested Development’s David Cross’s standup bit on Mormons and gay marriage, it’s incredibly astute (and funny) and easily worth four minutes of your time. Especially if you work for TLC.