TLC's "My Husband's Not Gay" causes a stir

Pret and Tom engaging in a trust exercise on TLC's "My Husband's Not Gay."

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A new TLC show is causing a stir - and it hasn't even premiered yet.

"My Husband's Not Gay," set to debut Sunday, follows several Mormon men in Salt Lake City, Utah -- they're married to women, but say they're also attracted to other men. According to a show's description, "They refer to it as Same Sex Attraction...not gay, SSA." The show sets out to explore these "unconventional relationships," says TLC.

The one-hour special, though, is not sitting well with everyone.

A Change.org petition, launched by Josh Sanders on Change.org, has started picking up speed, garnering more then 76,000 signature at last check. 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," the petition argues. The petitioners are calling on TLC to cancel the show.

GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis also expressed concern over the upcoming special: "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."

In response to the controversy, TLC released the following statement: "The individuals featured in this one-hour special reveal the decisions they have made, and speak only for themselves."

TLC is the same series that broadcasts "The Duggars" and "Sister Wives."

"My Husband's Not Gay" is slated to air Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.

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