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.
Change.org 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