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TLC’s new Mormon show ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ is deeply hurtful to the LGBT community 

TLC’s upcoming reality special My Husband’s Not Gay plans to teach us about how gay men live faithfully as Mormons.

The show’s trailer, which hit the Internet on Friday, features four men, three of whom married women and one bachelor who “want[s] to marry a woman, but [doesn’t] know how to work out these feelings.” All four are all devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City.

Given the Mormon church’s profession to “love the sinner; hate the sin,” the trailer is full of awkward moments as these Mormon men explain how they reconcile their sexual orientation with their faith.

But as entertaining as the premise of the show might be, it propels a narrative that is deeply hurtful to the LGBT community: that you can — and should — overcome your sexuality.

A study of gay Mormons married to straight women came to a very logical conclusion 

They’re three times as likely to get divorced.

That’s the result of a historic 1,612-person survey of LGBT/same-sex attracted members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, statistics that further bolster the argument that, however complicated human sexuality may be, “praying away the gay” does more harm than good — and bringing a spouse along for the ride can be even more damaging.