There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
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This was necessary, but such poor timing!
TLC is airing a new show called, My Husband's Not Gay. It follows Mormon couples, where the man in the relationship is attracted to other men. They make it clear that this is unacceptable in their religion, so they're choosing to try and pray the gay away.
GLAAD took notice, and though the trailer has been out for weeks, they made a statement and a petition about it only five days before it was set to premiere!
"This show is downright irresponsible. No one can change who they love, and, more importantly, no one should have to. By investing in this dangerous programming, TLC is putting countless young LGBT people in harm's way."
Naturally, TLC responded with a statement of their own, 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."
That is a good point.
But the worst part about the show is that it's saying that people can allegedly choose whether or not to be gay, which is just so untrue.
As for the petition, it's calling for the special to be pulled off of the air, since it's thought that it's a backdoor pilot to turn it into a TV series. So far, a petition on Change.org has 81,000 signatures.