‘Family Guy’ to Explore Gay Gene and Ex-Gay Therapy

Timothy Kincaid

January 30th, 2008

family-guy.jpgIn an interview with the Advocate, Seth MacFarlane, creator of The Family Guy discusses an upcoming episode:

What can we expect from the as yet unscheduled episode titled “Family Gay”?

That has to do with Peter being injected with the gay gene as part of a scientific experiment to determine whether or not it’s a learned trait or something that you’re born with. The good news is that at the end of the episode we establish that it’s the latter. Basically, Peter’s in a gay relationship for an episode and winds up in one of those straight camps.

Undoubtedly this will be presented with their usual tact and unerring good taste.

Read the full interview here.


January 30th, 2008

Ah. Hmmm. Is McFarland one of us? I’d be happy to claim him as one of our own. He’s pretty funny. And he has a BEAUTIFUL speaking voice.

I’m almost embarassed to admit but I am a huge fan of Family Guy. My favorite character is Meg who, despite her protestations of heterosexuality, is OBVIOUSLY a lesbian.

Anyway Kudos to Family Guy, this episode will stick in the craw of many a Fundamentalist Christian.

Emily K

January 30th, 2008

Actually there was an ep where Meg WAS a lesbian.. at least, she TRIED to be… but it didn’t work. She just wasnt attracted to girls.

Timothy Kincaid

January 30th, 2008


Nope. Sorry, but MacFarlane plays for the other team.

Andrea D

January 31st, 2008

Actually as far as the character of Meg goes in the movie “The Stewie Griffin Story” they establish that in the future Meg transitions to Ron.


January 31st, 2008

@ Kincaid: oh well, nobody is perfect.


February 1st, 2008

“Meg WAS a lesbian.. at least, she TRIED to be… but it didn’t work. She just wasnt attracted to girls.” – Emily K

That reminds me that I was a heterosexual guy until I was in my early twenties – at least, I TRIED to be, but it didn’t work. The problem was that I just wasn’t erotically attracted to girls.

I wonder: could this possibly be why ex-gay programmes and other “cures” for homosexuality are seldom, if ever, effective?


February 1st, 2008

i love family guy, but it really bugs me that macfarlane and so many others believe it’s just a forgone conclusion that sexual orientation is controlled by genetics. and thus we should base the rest of our struggle for equal rights on this claim. am i the only one who’s life is a little more complicated than that?

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