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TLC special ‘My Husband Is Not Gay’ to feature gay Mormon men who marry women

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In January, TLC will air a special titled My Husband’s Not Gay featuring three married Mormon couples in which the husband is, in fact, gay — as well as one single man who identifies as homosexual, but is actively seeking a wife.

In the preview of the first episode, one of the couples’ husbands says that “no marriage is perfect, and ours isn’t either — but we believe with our faith in God, we can overcome anything.” Another says that he’s “attracted to [his] wife for sure, but definitely attracted to men too.”

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When one of the wives is asked whether her husband a homosexual, she replies, “I get a little defensive when somebody calls my husband gay” — even though earlier in the video, her husband admitted that he was primarily attracted to men.

The phenomenon of gay Mormon men marrying women is not new. In 2012, family therapist Josh Weed used the occasion of his 10th wedding anniversary to announce that he was now, and had always been, a gay man.

“One of the sad truths about being homosexual is that no matter what you decide for your future, you have to sacrifice something,” he wrote. “It’s very sad, but it is true. I think this is true of life in general as well.”

Because of the depth of his faith in the Mormon Church, his sacrifice would be pursuing sexual and romantic relationships with men. “I wanted to raise children that were biologically the product of me and the one I love,” he wrote.

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“Thankfully, [his wife] Lolly was willing to marry me, and we found ourselves able to conceive children.”

The TLC special will air in January.

Watch a preview of My Husband’s Not Gay below via The Wrap on YouTube.

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Obama’s chief economist warns of ‘a very high chance’ Trump’s trade war could cause 2020 recession

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The former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Barack Obama warned of "a very high chance" of Trump's trade war with China resulting in a recession -- "just in time for 2020."

Austan Goolsbee was interviewed by MSNBC's John Heilemann on Friday after the DJIA closed down over 600 points after the trade war escalated on Friday.

"Just give us, if you would, Austan, your sense of what has unfolded today and how bad it is," Heilemann asked.

"Yes, it’s terrible, I'm phoning from a bunker as we speak," Goolsbee replied.

"There hasn’t been a day like this in a very long time. Yes, the markets sell a lot but the fact we’re going to have an escalating trade war, the president of the United States is publicly declaring the head of the Fed an enemy of the state and, oh, by the way, 40% of the Amazon is on fire and Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being treated for pancreatic cancer," he continued. "If this is on a Friday, it makes it bad for Monday."

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MSNBC anchor blasts Trump’s ‘lunacy’ after ‘a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling’

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The New York Stock Exchange closed down over 600 points on Friday as President Donald Trump's trade war with China escalated.

MSNBC anchor John Heilemann said, "we’re hours away for the president taking off to the G7 summit in Bairritz, France, where allies are bracing for the Trump-fueled mayhem that is now 100% certain to ensue, with Trump like a drunken traveler in the departure lounge about to take a trip that he dreads, already sewing global chaos, days-long public meltdown typically moved from words to actions."

"Donald Trump beginning this day with a Twitter tirade that sent the Dow spiraling, closing down more than 600 points today and escalating his trade war with China with these norm-shattering, power-abusing words in this tweet," he said, putting the tweet on-screen.

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On Friday, President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade against China.

....better off without them. The vast amounts of money made and stolen by China from the United States, year after year, for decades, will and must STOP. Our great American companies are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing..

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