In one corner, we have DL Foster, the “ex-gay” who thinks Dan Savage should be arrested for trying to help gay kids, presumably because DL believes that the gay kids themselves are to blame for committing suicide. In the other corner, we have Linda Harvey, the most vicious, uninformed bigot in the United States. She’s like Porno Pete, but without the silly sideshow antics. And thanks to Right Wing Watch, we have the transcript of them talking to each other on the radio!
Harvey: The threat as I see it is to the entire body of Christ but particularly both younger in the faith and younger, chronologically-aged wise, believers; our kids are being fooled like crazy about this. I’ve had people call me and tell me their son or daughter who was raised as a Christian is in college and suddenly believes he’s gay and is still calling himself a Christian. What do we do?
Um, trust your child to know that they’re gay, that it’s not a sudden collegiate development, and to still value their faith? I mean, I know Linda doesn’t like real world reactions to real world things, and she’d rather see families torn apart than suffer one gay person to live peacefully and happily, but come on. Here’s DL Foster’s bizarre answer to her question:
Foster: You know the religious gay movement is a mirror image of the political gay movement, there is little difference at all. I simply call it — homosexuality in the church — blackface . Any false movement that uses or employs false teachings is deceptive at its core and of course young people are the most vulnerable, they’re the most at risk because they’re minds have not yet matured, particularly Christian youth in our faith. Sometimes they go to churches where doctrinal issues are not taught, we issue doctrine, we think it’s bad, we try to keep our kids away from it and thus they do not grasp the fundamentals of our faith which allow them to be discerning when people bring to them false teachers like, ‘you can be gay and Christian.’ For that reason many of our young people who call themselves Christian have been deceived, this is a very serious thing because we know that the youth are not going to be the future, they are the future, so this is why it’s such an important thing to shed light into expose this so that hopefully not only Christian leaders but Christian post-secondary educators can prepare young people to deal with this threat.
Um. What about African-American gay Christians? Are they also wearing “blackface,” DL? Moreover, do they have weird blogs which do little more than serve as online outlets for their own seething self-hatred, or is that just you, DL?
Anyhow, no need to get too upset about these weird comments. There are untold numbers of gay Christians out there, and every one of them is a living negation of everything Linda Harvey and DL Foster believe.