The GLADD Hypocrisy


CNN reports that none other than GLADD is meeting the soon-to-be-aired special “My Husband’s Not Gay” with outrage. Has anyone else noticed the blatant hypocrisy?

Their web page states: “GLAAD protects all that has been accomplished and creates a world where everyone can live the life they love.”

Is that everyone except young men who admit to same-sex attraction but have chosen a life with a woman, whom they love?

GLADD President Sarah Kate Ellis is quoted as saying:

  • “This show is downright irresponsible.” Really? Why, because these young men made a decision that differs from yours? When dealing with life, are more choices a bad thing?
  • “No one can change who they love.” Of course we can. Don’t be silly.
  • “… and more importantly, no one should have to.” Did someone force these individuals into the choice they have made? I don’t know, I haven’t seen it yet. Have you?
  • “It is irresponsible to be airing a show which gives the idea that sexual orientation is a choice.” Well, for these young men, it obviously is. is also participating in the hypocrisy by circulating a petition that asks for TLC to not air the special.

How can the public take requests that the LGBT community be treated with respect seriously when, in turn, that same community refuses to give that respect to others? This has long been the downfall of the LGBT community. They petition and politic for rights and equality while condemning anyone or any organization that is different. Personally, I am sympathetic to some of the issues but it would be much easier to be supportive if I felt a little sincerity in the message. “Your actions speak so loudly that it is difficult to hear your words.”

Condemning the show before it even airs is hypocrisy; plain and simple.

Samuel Waen Jensen

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3 thoughts on “The GLADD Hypocrisy

  1. Yeah, watched it. It was interesting. The biggest thing for me was that it really drove home the connection between belief and behavior. So, these guys are attracted to men yet choose to live a heterosexual lifestyle because they believe that’s how they get to heaven. Meanwhile the same thing is happening except it’s nice, caring people doing horrible things to other people because of one belief in one specific literally read text or word of mouth; westboro baptists, Islamic terrorists are a couple of examples. Not saying they’re all good people but I imagine most of them had they not been taught anything concerning the Koran or bible wouldn’t hate specific groups of people and more importantly Act against their natural selves, who they really are, to carry out their interpretation of Gods will.

    “’It is irresponsible to be airing a show which gives the idea that sexual orientation is a choice.’ Well, for these young men, it obviously is.”

    GLAAD and yourself are both mistaken on this point. The show makes it Very clear the men are attracted to the same sex, they cannot change that, it is not a choice, but they do choose their partners. I think GLAAD panicked and overreacted about what the show could have been and probably should have waited for the premier. But I know I’m going to keep watching it along with sister wives and polyamory. Thanks for the article.

    1. Thanks for the comment. We need to remember that people who do God’s work support moral agency, the right to chose between right and wrong (as long as it doesn’t harm others.) God’s work against “sin” is done using persuasion, long suffering and love. Those who profess to do God’s work by forcing others to do what is right have crossed to line and are actually perpetuating evil. There seems to be a lot of irony in religion today. Many groups professing to be doing good are in fact doing just the opposite.

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