, Texas , United States
|Last Modifed||Barack O-blame-a|
May 28, 2006 10:26pm
|Info||Appeared on ABC's Wife Swap: |
Texan Kris Gillespie is a 42-year-old anti-gay, African-American conservative Republican wife in an interracial marriage. Kris' husband is 47-year-old Brian Gillespie, and together the couple have three children: 16-year-old Michael, 14-year-old Jackson and 12-year-old Catherine, who is being raised in the traditional gender role of "The Princess." The Gillespies are die-hard supporters of all things Texan, especially George Bush.
Kris, a stay-at-home mom, and Brian, a business consultant, proudly run what they call "a PG home," screening and withholding any music, movies, video games or books they deem inappropriate for their children, including the classic gay empowerment book, "Heather Has Two Mommies." The children must also constantly strive to meet what their mother proudly calls her "excellence" standard, including the formal table they must set for dinner, with china place settings designated by an instructional chart.
Kris believes her job is to keep her husband happy with home cooking and pristine housekeeping. She enjoys what she refers to as the Gillespies' "privileged life." While Kris and Brian preach tolerance, Kris adamantly denounces gays as "depraved." The family philosophy is to work hard and succeed. According to Kris, "It's great to be a Gillespie."