In a widely read column I wrote last November, I labeled anti-gay activist Linda Harvey the “Most Homophobic Woman in America.” The name seems to have caught on and no one disputes the truth behind the label — except for Harvey and a few of her equally horrid defenders.
Well, just when you thought Harvey couldn’t crawl any lower into the anti-gay gutter she bested herself by launching a new campaign to kick bullied gay kids when they are down. According to ABC News:
Linda Harvey of the Christian group Mission: America said she wants kids to know that bullying is wrong. She also wants them to know that “something called gay” is wrong too.
In her new guide on how to talk to kids about homosexuality, Harvey writes, “It’s not right to tell someone that being homosexual is okay. The person may be feeling sad because of being bullied, but never try to make him or [sic] feel better by saying “gay” is okay.”
The guide compares being gay to overeating:
“Kids who are overweight are sometimes bullied, too. And we might want to make that person feel better. But it would be a mistake to say that overeating is a good thing, right?”
Harvey said she wrote the brochure in response to requests by parents concerned their kids will be exposed to the “sin of homosexuality.” It’s geared toward Christian children who attend public school because, she said, school curricula almost always present homosexuality in a positive light and she wanted to make sure children were given a different viewpoint.
From Harvey’s convoluted point of view, because Dan Savage created the “It Get’s Better” campaign, it is her loving Christian duty to create the “It Gets Worse” campaign, in order to save those little homo heathens before it’s too late. When it comes to Harvey, nothing surprises me. Her war against gays knows no bounds. One wonders what happened in her life to make her so angry and homophobic.
It might be time to upgrade her status to: “The Most Homophobic Woman in the Universe.”