[quote="Z_Ninja, post:1, topic:317620"]
I've noticed lately that these shows about couples trying to find a home are featuring more and more same sex couples. Am I reading too much into it, or are a lot of networks pushing the same sex agenda stronger? Obviously shows like Glee and Modern Family are blatant about it, but it just seems to be more than ever, especially when they mention same sex marriage in these shows and when they refer to them as spouses.
Am I coming across as judgmental? I'm trying not to, because I have friends who are homosexual, yet I still accept them as friends. Though I doubt, based on what some post on facebook and such, if they would view me in the same light since I don't share their views on same sex marriage...
sorry if this post jumped around, Just thinking about an episode of Property Brothers that came on last night and some posts I saw on Facebook today and they kind of melded together.
It's interesting that you bring this up.
Just last weekend, I was watching HGTV while working out in the hotel gym (I was staying there for a skating competition) A gentleman was also working out, and we struck up a conversation, and he said pretty much the same thing you said in your post. His beef was that since homosexuals only make up about 1-3% (5-10% if you listen to certain statisticians) of the population, why do they make up about 50% of the "couples" on HGTV shows?!!
His comments made sense to me!
So it seems fair enough that if a show on HGTV does about 20 shows per season (just guessing--I don't have cable, so I have no idea how many episodes of Property Bros. are done each season), then no more than one (1) of the featured couples should be homosexual. That's about 5%, which is close enough (kind of) to 1-3%.
Now of course, the percentage of homosexual couples might increase in certain cities. But unless all the season's shows are done in cities with high percentages of homosexual couples, then I think that sticking to 1-3% (or maybe 5-10%) makes logical sense.
Of course, maybe people are more willing to tune in to watch a homosexual couple instead of a heterosexual couple?