TLC’s controversial new reality show, My Husband’s Not Gay, features four Mormon men who are married to women but admit to being attracted to men. The stars are all friends. They refer to their condition as SSA, Same Sex Attraction. The show reveals how and why the men suppress their sexual desire for men. They are backed up by the words of Gordon B. Hinckley, former president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: “Most people have inclinations of one kind or another at various times. If they do not act upon these inclinations, then they can go forward as do all other members of the Church.”
In one episode, one of the men explains it this way: “You could say I’m oriented toward doughnuts, and if I was being ‘true to myself,’ I would eat doughnuts a lot more than I eat doughnuts.” He says he’s not lonely or miserable or denying himself because he’s not eating as many doughnuts as he’d like to eat.