LC prides itself on showcasing how people live, offering a look into a world we may not often see. The cable network has brought us The Duggars, The Little Couple and Sister Wives.
On Sunday, TLC plans to air My Husband's Not Gay, a one-hour special about four Mormon men who are married to women but attracted to men. They refer to it as SSA, Same Sex Attraction. In the special, the four couples explore talk about their lifestyle decisions.
It's causing controversy before it has even aired.
A petition started by Josh Sanders on Change.org says the show "promotes the false and dangerous idea that gay people can and should choose to be straight in order to be part of their faith communities."
Sanders goes on to say he is a "devout Christian" who was told as he was growing up that he should "pray the gay away." In the end, it only caused "despair."
GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis echoes his sentiment, saying in a statement on the group's site, "This show is downright irresponsible. No one can change who they love, and, more importantly, no one should have to. By investing in this dangerous programming, TLC is putting countless young LGBT people in harm's way."
As one man on the show says, "Just like I can't choose not to be gay, I can't choose not to be a person of faith."
TLC has responded to the objections, saying in a statement, "The individuals featured in this one-hour special reveal the decisions they have made, and speak only for themselves."
On Tuesday's Good Morning America, Robin Roberts said the "gay community is really fired up" about the show. "To even give the idea that it is a choice can be very dangerous especially to young people who are dealing with their sexuality and trying to figure things out."