A new reality show set to air on TLC this month will feature the lives of a family that relocates from Florida to Alabama to launch a new ministry in the Bible Belt that preaches “unconditional love and tolerance.”

“Preaching Alabama” is produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions. It premiers next Tuesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. following the Duggars’ “19 Kids and Counting.” The program will follow the lives of retired 20-year “unconventional preachers” Allen and Janice Speegle and their adult children. Their goal is to plant a new congregation called Movement Church that seeks to “spread love and acceptance no matter your background.”

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.