TLC To Air Special On Gay Mormon Men Who Marry Women

What are you doing on Sunday, January 11th, 2015? No plans yet? Great. I will tell you what you will be doing. You will be gathering ’round your television sets — ideally with some wine and cheese, and possibly in caftans — watching a TLC special called “My Husband’s Not Gay.” About gay Mormon men who — while being openly gay — choose to be married to women. And go ice skating a lot, apparently.

The Wrap reports that the special will focus on three married couples, as well as one single, 35-year old Mormon dude who is trying to find a heterosexual life partner who will not be bothered by the fact that he is in no way sexually attracted to her. I wonder how one brings that up in a way that doesn’t seem like the worst idea ever. Like “Hey baby, you wanna be the Phyllis Gates to my Rock Hudson? Sure, we will have sex that is in no way satisfying for either of us and during which I will prefer that you wear an Idris Elba mask — but there will be so much ice skating you won’t even notice! THINK OF ALL THE ICE SKATING!”

It’s pretty sad on both ends, if you ask me. I can’t even tell which is sadder. Even just watching the preview makes me feel incredibly grateful to be an atheist so I don’t have to put up with shit like that. I don’t know–I guess their religion is more important to them than being married to someone who finds them sexually attractive. Maybe the ghost of Joseph Smith won’t let gay Mormons have their own planets when they die if they’re not married to a lady? I don’t know. I guess if you’re willing to put up with wearing blessed undergarments and not drinking coffee, non-sexy marriage is probably the least of the things you have to be annoyed about.

Either way, I am going to be watching the crap out of this, and with probably only a small amount of shame. [The Wrap]

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