Linda Harvey, who we often dub The Most Homophobic Woman In America, has written a new book, geared toward parents, youth leaders and LGBT teens:
“I’m gay.” As more and more young people announce this is their identity, it’s time to take a closer look. It’s a profound declaration, a new civil right (they are told) and it’s “who you are.” But there’s a problem. Are we sure this is the truth?
Does this identity bring the promised liberation and the key to a whole new life? Does it lift the burden of secrecy – or begin a different kind of struggle?
Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality is a new book by Linda Harvey that addresses these critical questions. Specifically for America’s youth, this book focuses on the bright future they can all have, regardless of the turmoil of adolescence, which for some may include same sex attractions or gender confusion. What do those feelings mean? Is there another possibility that transcends the seeming finality of a homosexual identity?
Teens, college students, parents, youth group leaders and many others will appreciate the common sense insights and faith perspective of Maybe He’s Not Gay.
While we can be grateful that, as we close out 2013, the audience for messages like Linda’s is smaller than ever, the fact remains that kids out there will be hurt by this book. Parents who love their children but who have been taught to hate LGBT people (because of people like Linda) will purchase this book, only to be told that everything their child is telling them is not true. Those kids will suffer the pain of familial rejection, and the most tragic part is that those parents will have thought they were doing the right thing by listening to people like Linda. Tragically, a few of those kids might end up being statistics, as it’s well-documented that the higher suicide rate among LGBT youth is a direct result of rejection and alienation doled out by anti-gay families, churches and communities.
And Linda doesn’t care.