It’s pretty safe to say that, at this point, The “Learning” Channel is working as hard as possible to alienate any LGBT audience it had left.
The “Learning” Channel, home to such fine, quality programming as Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo, Obese and Pregnant, Toddlers and Tiaras, and Mystery Diagnosis, which is like House, M.D. but not as intelligent or medically accurate, is gearing up to bring us another feature presentation. Beginning in January, The Home of Television Knowledge will air a special called My Husband’s Not Gay.
The program will feature three married Mormon couples, and an additional, single man. All of the men are, in fact, gay. The single guy is looking for a wife.
Perhaps Knee Deep in Denial would be a better title, but TLC probably isn’t self-aware enough to realize that applies to this show and their channel name.
In the first episode trailer, one of the couple’s husbands says that “no marriage is perfect, and ours isn’t either — but we believe with our faith in God, we can overcome anything.” Another adds
When one of the wives is asked about whether her husband is gay, she replies that “I get a little defensive when somebody calls my husband gay.”
Yes, I can fully empathize with getting defensive when someone points out that you’re living a lie.
This is coming on the heels of their other religious conservative stars, the Duggars, dumping a bunch of money into a campaign against a non-discrimination ordinance specifically targeting gays, lesbians, and transsexuals, but, at the same time, hitting the disabled and veterans as fall out. They were successful in their bid, and the ordinance died at the ballot.
This can generously be called “garbage,” and be readily dismissed as such.
Watch the video below: