This is a blog of news and essays aimed toward gay Mormons who wish to hold the Priesthood of God honorably (Men) or to remain active members of the LDS Church (Men or Women), their family and friends, or anyone who has questions about what it is to be a faithful Mormon, or a Mormon questioning... and gay.
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
My Husband is gay. Get used to it.
New from those who brought you Honey Boo Boo and Say Yes to the Dress; An equally heavily edited and in-depth report on MarMoHos -- Married Mormon homosexuals.
Get this; Because it is about self confessed homosexuals the show is called "My husband's not gay". Of course, the husbands are gay. The husbands being gay is why they created the show. And see how clever that title was? See how the presentation is sexy and generates interest?
After all, "My husband is gay" has been done, and TLC prides itself on being cutting edge.
Plus they get to be sarcastic and biting and that is just the title -- so it's a win win.
Church spokesman Eric Hawkins responded in the following way regarding the issue:
“The decision for a woman and man to marry is deeply personal. While the Church does not promote marriage as a treatment method for same-sex attraction, couples who are trying to be lovingly supportive of each other while being true to their religious convictions deserve our support and respect.”
How is it that freakish things are lauded and supported unless the freakish part is Mormon? I am hoping that the television audience is brighter than TLC's marketing suggests.
Wouldn't it be nice to have others see the show and say, "OK. I may or may not agree with those queer-ish Mormons, but how, where and why they live as they do is their choice.
Or is understanding and acceptance only required of conservatives or others wearing boring shoes.? Who would ever have thought I would be typing this thing out. Read it and remember how it felt GINGY We spend out whole lives wishing. We weren't so freakin' strange. They make us feel that way. But it's they who need to change (no one has to be made to feel anything -- bytheway)
PAPA BEAR: The way they think, that is.
[GINGY] It's time to stop the hiding. It's time to stand up tall. Sing hey world, I'm different, and here I am splinters and all! Spliters and all
[MAMA BEAR] Let your freak flag wave Let your freak flag fly
[MAMA BEAR] Never take it down, never take it down Raise it way up high! Yeah! Let your freak flag fly! Let it fly, fly, fly!
PINOCCHIO: It's hard to be a puppet
THREE LITTLE PIGS: Little puppet boy
PINOCCHIO: So many strings attached.
HUMPTY-DUMPTY: But it's not the choice you make. Its just, how you, were hatched!
[ALL] Let your freak flag wave, let your freak flag fly. Never take it down, Never take it down, Raise it way up high! Let your freak flag fly
THREE LITTLE PIGS: I'm proud to be a pig
PAPA BEAR: I raise my furry fist
[SHOEMAKERS ELF] It's time a tell the world I'm a scientologist!
WICKED WITCH: I did some time in jail
GARDEN GNOME: I smell like sauerkraut
WOLF: I'm gonna shed my house coat
ALL: Miss Thing, you work it out! Let your freak flag wave! Let your freak flag fly! Never take it down never take it down. Raise it way up high!
HUMPTY-DUMPTY: We've got magic We've got power Who are they To say we're wrong? All the things that make us special Are the things that make us strong!
ALL: What makes us special Makes us strong! Let your freak flag wave! Let your freak flag fly! Never take it down, never take it down Raise it way up high! Let your freak flag fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! Fly! FLY!!