I was watching this show called "Wife Swap" last night--did anyone happen to see it. In this episode, they switched the "wife" of a conservative Texas, republican, Christian, millionaire, interracial family with the "wife" (in this case the one who was deemed more "submissive" in the relationship) of a lesbian couple that also has a child.
The husband from the Christian couple tolerated the situation and the kids were amazingly open to the experience and willing to learn about someone different, but the christian wife was the epitome of closed-minded hatefulness, very painful to watch because I know people like her... while watching her self-righteous rants I alternated between anger and pity.
The hatred, ignorance and intolerance spewing out of this so-called Christian woman, especially in her conversation with the lesbian wife at the end of the show, was sickening. The lesbian wife while being dismissed as deviant and immoral and unworthy of respect, managed, through tears, to give an impassioned and inspiring statement about her family and her values.
Check out other views of this episode:
Hey My New Mommy is a Bigot! and
Wife Will Leave Viewers Feeling Cheated
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