Sunday, April 12
American Family Association Questions HGTV’s Move to Feature ‘Throuple’ on ‘House Hunters
When he dissented in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John Roberts predicted that the decision could eventually lead to the legalization of polygamy, notes American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net).
For HGTV, that would be just fine. On its Feb. 12 episode of “House Hunters,” the network featured a “throuple”—a polyamorous threesome—looking for a home in Colorado.
“The network is the same that famously canned the show ‘Flip It Forward,’ hosted by twins David and Jason Benham, because the two Christians had taken a public stand in 2014 against same-sex marriage,” said AFA President Tim Wildmon in an Action Alert to AFA’s 1 million friends and followers.
The episode, titled “Three’s Not a Crowd in Colorado Springs,” celebrated a married couple who had added a second woman to the relationship. The original man-woman couple, who have two children, held a “commitment ceremony” with the second woman in Aruba. Both women are bisexual.
HGTV said in a statement to USA Today, “We feature all homebuyers and living choices.”
AFA has started a petition to HGTV President Jane Latman, asking her to stop undermining God’s design for marriage as between one man and one woman. AFA is asking concerned Americans to let Latman know that moving away from traditional marriage and family values-centered programming will drive viewers away. More than 23,000 have signed the petition as of today.