The president of GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), Sarah Kate Ellis, has argued that the new TLC show “My Husband’s Not Gay” should not air. She says
This show is downright irresponsible. No one can change who they love, and, more importantly, no one should have to.
A petition to end it before it begins presently has
almost 85,000 over 91,000 signatures.
Folks are saying that broadcasting the notion that you can live a “straight life for your faith community” continues to be dangerous, and that the network is airing this for pure entertainment value.
Of course, counterpoints are that of religious liberty, cultural pluralism, or even freedom of speech.
Myself, I’m torn. As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been annoyed at situations like conservative Mormons marching in Pride parades, because the politics becomes too fuzzy… but on the other hand, the obviously(?) thin veneer of happiness for most mixed-orientation marriages on the screen might be just what people need.