Back in December, we said that we would come back for Claim Chowder when we linked to the promo for this TLC special (TLC is now clearly the Theocracy-Lite Channel, giving the Quiverful-movement heroes The Duggars a platform for their strange brand of female-subjugation fundamentalism), in which gay Mormon men marry straight Mormon women and then declare themselves straight somehow, as they go out cruising/oogling men in Utah:
And now for the Claim Chowder update: our friends over at Truth Wins Out have a review up, somehow they saw a preview show I guess (the TLC program airs Sunday Jan. 11). TWO thinks that the show probably back-fired for TLC:
With trepidation I watched “My Husband’s Not Gay.” I feared that it would be an effective tool to recruit impressionable youth into “ex-gay” programs, promote junk science, and airbrush the pain that often results from unstable mixed orientation marriages.
To my surprise, this show backfired. It may actually help the LGBT community, while harming the very “ex-gay” programs that this show sought to promote. The featured subjects appeared insincere, unconvincing, and gayer than Liberace in spandex.
It’s a very funny review, please go read and enjoy.
What TLC does not tell us about the stars of the program is that they are, in fact, part of a Mormon ex-gay therapy movement called North Star. One of the series stars, Pret, is actually on the board of directors:
I hope that these women get nice settlements in the sure-to-be-pending divorces, because if this isn’t emotional abuse, I don’t know what is. Grown (gay) men having slumber parties without their wives? Gimme a break.
On a more serious note, in the same news cycle in which we have a transgendered teen, Leelah Alcorn, kill herself because of lack of acceptance in her very conservative Christian family, TLC really has a tin ear to bring us this treif, regardless if it backfires on them or not. I would say that TLC should be ashamed, but that gives them some sort of moral acceptance, which they clearly do not deserve.
(Hat tip: Scissorhead Bluegal)