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Linda Harvey: ‘Day of Silence’ is the ‘eradication of moral beliefs’

Monday, March 19, 2012

COLUMBUS, OhioLinda Harvey, the virulently anti-gay conservative pundit whose Mission America organization was recently listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a certified hate group, has launched her annual campaign to demonize the GLSEN-sponsored “Day Of Silence.”

Writing on her blog at Mission America, Harvey said, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) “shamelessly exploits teen suicide in order to create a climate of hysteria which they then use to falsely impute culpability for teen suicide to conservative moral beliefs.”

Linda Harvey

Founded in 1996, the Day of Silence has become the largest student-led action towards creating safer schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

But according to Harvey, “GLSEN’s end game is the eradication of conservative moral beliefs and the creation of a social and political climate in which it is impossible to express them.”

“Their cultural vehicle of choice for this radical social experiment is public education. What a strategic coup for homosexualists: use our money to capture the hearts and minds of our children.

“Efforts to exploit public education for the purpose of eradicating conservative moral beliefs are dramatically increasing every year.

“Homosexual activists and their allies are aggressively targeting younger and younger children through “anti-bullying” laws, policies, and curricula; through the effort to nationalize “comprehensive sex ed”; through laws mandating positive portrayals of homosexuality and gender deviance in curricula; and through events like the Day of Silence, National Coming Out Day, Ally Week, Transgender Day of Remembrance; and Spirit Week.

“And conservatives do virtually nothing. Our complacence makes us complicit in the damage done to our children and our culture.”

GLSEN, considered the nation’s leading education organization for LGBTQ related issues, has been the official sponsor of the National Day of Silence since 2001, during which students across the country take a vow of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.

From the first-ever Day of Silence at the University of Virginia in 1996, to the organizing efforts in over 8,000 middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities across the country in 2008, its textured history reflects its diversity in both numbers and reach.

This year’s Day of Silence is Friday, April 20.

Requests by LGBTQ Nation for an interview with Harvey went unanswered.

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35 more reader comments:

  1. EAT A DICK!

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:14pm
  2. just lawled so hard

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:15pm
  3. Other hate groups listed with Southern Poverty Law Center: KKK, American Nazi Party, and many of these anti-gay supposedly “conservative” groups.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:16pm
  4. ~sighs~ I’m not going to stoop to their level by saying crude things.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:17pm
  5. FUCKING CUNT

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:17pm
  6. all because the girl she had a crush on in jr high said no probably…

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:17pm
  7. wow, quite the potty mouth…

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:17pm
  8. Die already and go meet your prescious fukn saviour, stupid fukn bitch.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:21pm
  9. omg…. what a one minded person… dang ^^^ lol

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:21pm
  10. Social Conservatives are all evil, ignorant and obnoxious. They should be voted against vigorously and shunned socially.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:22pm
  11. Um, wow. Hating someone for hating you just puts you down at their level. Agreed Mary-ann…

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:23pm
  12. ^ lol, how old are you?

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:24pm
  13. Does this heifer really believe the sick hate she spews!?!

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:25pm
  14. Oh, God, she’s right, how could I be so foolish to think the the Day of Silence was just a peaceful protest? She really opened my eyes!

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:27pm
  15. Hate has never solved anything, everyone. (:

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:28pm
  16. well said sir. well said indeed…

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:29pm
  17. She’s the eradication of what it means to be a decent human being.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:29pm
  18. billy you speak the truth i love it!

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:29pm
  19. More Hateful bullshit.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:30pm
  20. Tiana-what does my age have to do with not believing that furthering hate is going to solve anything?

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:32pm
  21. The Day of Silence is a day to remember those we’ve lost because they couldn’t take the hate and cruelty – not just in the LGBT community, but ALL communities. To say this eradicates anything but hatred, even for a day, is truly despicable. That says, you all emulate the exact OPPOSITE by insulting this woman in the cruelest of ways and telling her to die – you are the reason we have this day to begin with. To remind us that bullying and persecution are very real and do silence many people, a day to recognize those people. Don’t diminish the purpose of this day and sully the memory of those lost by becoming tactless pottymouths.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:38pm
  22. ^^Couldn’t have said it better myself. If we spout out evil words about her..we are no better than her. No H8..means just that..don’t hate anyone!

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:42pm
  23. As much as I dislike the term hate, it does justify my feelings for Frothy Santorum though.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:43pm
  24. Morality is doing what is right regardless of what you are told, religion is doing what you are told regardless of what is right…she has no idea what morals are evidently, as she is confusing it with religion. The Day of Silence isn’t immoral because it is doing what is right in remembering anyone that has been lost to hate, bullying, etc. regardless of why makes it moral and that really isn’t debatable. Her argument with a different spin, would be like saying Vetrans Day, Memorial Day, etc. are immoral (eradicating morals) if you are against war…it has nothing to do with that, it has everyone to do with our fallen fellow citizens who served. She needs to get a clue!

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:50pm
  25. Ugh not this bitch again -_-

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 9:55pm
  26. Not *all* moral beliefs– just the wrong ones. ;-{P}

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:31pm
  27. well said, nicole. well said.

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:36pm
  28. the true day of silence will be when we eradicate bigoted assholes like her

    Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:46pm
  29. i have always participated in the day of silence and just cuz this bigoted egotistical vile bitch dont agree o fuckin well..

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:29am
  30. I used to wonder if there was a stronger word than “cunt”. Now I know….What a fuckin’ Linda.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 1:44am
  31. wait a min, that’s latina…..doesn’t make sense to me…she’s like the nazis for the anti-gay……

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 2:18am
  32. She’s proven by her own words that she wouldn’t know a Moral Belief if it sat on her head. Hating other people is just WRONG.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 2:47am
  33. So why dont she shut up so we can test that theory?

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 3:54am
  34. she’s sick

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:51am
  35. I’m thinking these folks should not be called Christians, bcause they are in know way Christ like. Perhaps we should just call them ians.

    Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 6:15am