Linda Harvey is just a frail, sweet flower, you guys! She would never be hateful, dishonest, disgusting or homophobic!
For instance, she wasn’t giving aid and comfort to the Ugandan authors of the infamous “kill the gays” bill when she lied thusly [except it sort of seems like she is!]:
Linda Harvey, leader of Mission America, claims legislation pending in Uganda , the anti-homosexuality bill, does not include a death penalty provision for homosexuality. Instead, Harvey says, the bill was designed to stop “Western homosexuals” from exploiting Uganda children.
“This has been mis-portrayed– and please clear this up. Uganda is criminalizing rape of children, and I think that a lot of people would say hmmm maybe death penalty for rape of children — heterosexually or homosexually,” Harvey said in an interview following the speech in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
“The fact they are re-criminalizing homosexuality is (a) their business, (b) it is patronizing for white Westerners to be telling these folks — they are seeing George Soros funded gay groups going into Uganda. They are all through the schools, lots of promotion to kids. Poor kids, poor kids are being offered money and favors and gifts to have sex. That’s exploitation. That’s sex trafficking. And it’s being done mostly homosexually. By Western homosexuals coming in and trying to get involved in Uganda.”
Now, I am always willing to consider the possibility that Fundamentalists are illiterate. Because even a perfunctory reading of the Uganda bill, or an honest desire to understand the bill, easily shows that part of the bill clearly stated that the death penalty could be given for “aggravated homosexuality,” which was decidedly not “child rape.” Warren Throckmorton explains all that here. Here is the thing, though: in that same interview, she said that she “loves” Scott Lively and had worked with him on that very bill! Seriously, go up to the top and click on that link. That was a Truth Wins Out exclusive audio-recorded interview, folks.
Here are some other examples of Linda Harvey being totally not hateful, homophobic, disgusting or dishonest:
1. On the subject of anti-bullying programs and GLSEN, Linda Harvey, who gives aid and comfort to the people who bully gay kids to death, whether they are adults or children, says this:
“GLSEN poses as a ‘gay rights’ and ‘anti-bullying’ group for youth, going to bat for them on issues like discrimination. But GLSEN is actually a threat to children, unless parents don’t care about their kids being drawn into early deviant sexual activity, or learning to approve of sinful, God-defying behaviors without the parents’ knowledge. To put it bluntly, when you think GLSEN, think ‘children and bodily fluids.’ Yes, it’s that bad. Behind GLSEN’s window-dressing rhetoric about safe schools, bigotry, ‘homophobia’, oppression, and concerns about harassment, lies the reality: advocacy of actual homosexual sex, sometimes implicit, sometimes very explicit, even for young kids. And sometimes it’s with adults.”
2. Here is Linda Harvey claiming that gay people don’t exist, based on absolutely no science at all:
“Once you buy into the ‘born that way’ idea then self-delusion is not that far behind. There’s no evidence there are different humans called LGBTQ people, these are sinful behaviors, not in-born identities. And people do not have to cower in fear or depression or shame, if you truly love God you accept His will knowing it’s best for your life and it’s His design that will make you happy. God’s grace can and will help anyone who resolves to go beyond these feelings, to put them aside, and decide that He is sovereign.”.
3. Here is Linda Harvey sticking her head even further into the sands of reality-denying Christian Fundamentalist Ignorance, on the same subject:
“There’s one big fact that’s not backed up. There is no proof that there’s ever anything like a gay, lesbian or bisexual or transgendered child, or teen or human. One of the other things you’re gonna see as I mentioned is a big campaign GLSEN’s gonna roll out this year calling for ‘respect,’ respect! Not just for people, but for homosexual lifestyle. The PR campaign to hold up gay as a good thing: the lifestyle, not the person, because there are no such humans.“
4. Here is Linda Harvey saying that gay people shouldn’t be allowed to be teachers:
“Kids should not be put in the confusing position of having a teacher they like and respect in many ways who’s also known to be practicing homosexual behavior. Of course that’s where many of our children in public schools today find themselves because the National Education Association not only allows but applauds and defends openly homosexuality and even transvestite teachers. The fact is that no homosexuality should be in our schools, period. When people leave that behavior behind, then they might be qualified for a job involving children. Out and proud homosexuals should not have jobs that involve children. I know that’s not the current policy in many schools but it should be.”
Amusing that she acknowledges that kids might like their gay teachers. WHO DO NOT EXIST, remember.
5. Now, we’re going off into full on tin-foil hat, black helicopter DSM-IV territory, as we have Linda Harvey claiming that teachers’ unions are paying for kids to be turned into gays:
“The group’s website says they raise money for teen scholarships given to those kids who consider themselves homosexual. The past few years the scholarship winners have not simply been young people persuaded to be in this deviant lifestyle, but are students who have unfortunately bought the party line and become involved in activism projects like homosexual clubs and the pro-homosexual Day of Silence in their schools. And so now kids are given financial incentives to be actively engaged in both the political goals of homosexuals as well as the risky behavior. This is appalling. In these tough economic times many kids will be struggling to get money together for college and here we have a really sleazy connection for them to make. It’s just one more outrageous thing going on with our teachers’ unions.”
6. Jumping further over the shark, Linda Harvey once claimed that gays caused the mortgage crisis. No, stop laughing, you guys! This is a very serious woman! With a serious passion! For hating people! Who don’t exist!
“Just as a child is far less likely to suffer abuse in the home of his/her married, heterosexual parents, so the opposite is true. Where the structure is sin-based, other sins are more likely to scurry in through the cracks. Substance abuse and self-destruction accompany sexual deviance. And some of this means poor decisions about finances.”
Ooooookay. You want more? Okay, there’s more!
7. How terrifying is marriage equality in New York? THIS terrifying, according to Ms. Linda:
“This ‘freedom’ will include much more than a perpetual pansexual pagan party. It will, and already does, include libel, slander, intimidation, corruption of youth, revolt in congregations, suppression of parental rights, revision of language, disease, loss of employment and loss of life. Oh, and did I mention public sex, the porn explosion and public nudity? Welcome to entitlement sex. The New York crowd was on board with this concept, too, erupting into applause for Obama at all the appropriate moments. And why not? They live in a city that has already earned its Good Sodomizing Seal of Approval. More than 36,000 men who have sex with men in New York City are currently living with HIV/AIDS. This bleak prognosis casts a shadow on these ‘marriages,’ but no one wants to think about that.”
Perpetual Pansexual Pagan Party! You see, not only does Linda cower in fear of gays and claim to have a hand in working on legislation that includes a death penalty provision for gays, she also writes tongue twisters, you guys! Life of the party!
I still haven’t seen the “porn explosion” that marriage equality has brought to New York, but I find it rude that she’s using “explosion” language about New York so close to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
8. Eight Is Enough. Did you know that all liberals hate everything “Judeo-Christian?” According to Linda, liberals also hate the West! Even though most of us live here and the West wouldn’t include most of the First World countries on the planet without liberalism. Also, we hate Jesus, and the more liberal we are, the more we…wait for it…your brain will fry if you try to find the “logic” in this, so just accept it for the wingnut stupidity that it is…LOVE RADICAL ISLAM. Yeah, it’s that whole “the enemy of my enemy” crap, and it works on low information voters [i.e. fundamentalists] because they’re frankly woefully ignorant of liberalism, feminism, sexuality and radical Islam. All they know is that they’re afear’d of all of those things. Stupid is as stupid does, y’all:
“[People on the left] all hate the actual Judeo-Christian heritage and those who uphold it. They hate the West… they hate the freedom. And… it’s a spiritual thing. They hate Jesus Christ. And so this is why you have the homosexual and pro-abortion feminists remaining silent or actually being apologists for radical Islam. Hello — they would be the first people that, you know, in an Islamic state would come under some level of oppression. Why wouldn’t they be afraid of these people? Because they all hate Jesus Christ and his followers.”
So there you have it: a Children’s Treasury of Linda Harvey being totally, completely NOT hateful, homophobic, disgusting or dishonest. Except that she really, really is all of those things. Constantly. This is why Wayne branded her The Most Homophobic Woman in America this week.
Why this post? Oh, she’s whining about suing Wayne for being mean to her by giving her actual words a wider audience than her little wingnut radio show has ever had previously.