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Linda Harvey, ‘ex-gay’ therapist compare homosexuality to cannibalism

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Monday, October 29, 2012

Mission America president Linda Harvey this weekend hosted ex-gay therapist Floyd Godfrey, who describes his own path to “healing” his homosexuality by befriending more men, going to the gym and getting a job at a gas station as a mechanic.

Harvey and Godfrey claimed gays and lesbians were most likely abused as children or have such envy for same-sex peers that they develop sexual feelings for them… just like cannibals who eat their own leaders:

Harvey: What I’ve heard of is that part of that though is that you think that you could become what that person is by being close to them, which I don’t think the male-female you never—is that accurate in any way? Almost like a cannibalism kind of a feeling.

Godfrey: That’s true. Dr. Elizabeth Moberly had talked about homosexuality like cannibalism because we’re so hungry. And that is what it feels like to those who struggle with homosexual feelings, they’re so hungry they just want to eat it up, they want to assimilate, they want to eat what they don’t feel like they have. If you look at cannibals they would eat the leaders of the tribe, they would eat those that have the qualities they so admired. A young man with homosexual attractions is so envious, he’s jealous of other boys, he puts them on a pedestal, he might idolize them, he’s jealous of them, so he’s trying to assimilate what he feels like he doesn’t have. So that’s where that metaphor comes from.

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58 more reader comments:

  1. yup because we love to eat humans, i have a few hanging from my ceiling right now waiting to be roasted…my god how do people become so whacky?

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:35pm
  2. GIVE ME A BREAK! Stupidity becomes a black hole for these morons.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:37pm
  3. Hideous!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:37pm
  4. This whack job needs therapy!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:37pm
  5. So now I guess next time they’re going to compare homosexuality to something like wearing socks with sandles or crocs (just crocs).

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:39pm
  6. I think she was abused and taking out on everybody else. Another hater. Join the club lady.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:39pm
  7. Seriously, what else can they compare it to? It’s a little tiring seeing this because they’re that bored that they got nothing else to do.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:39pm
  8. Screw this bitch…She is just jealous that nobody wants to ‘cannibalize’ her lower half!!! Wink wink

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:40pm
  9. ……… im sorry thats F****** bull$h!t. i have gay friends and family members, who WERE NOT at all abused as children or as adults. BEING GAY IS A RIGHT AND A WAY OF LIFE, ITS HOW PEOPLE ARE BORN, its what people choose for themselves, and who the hell do people think they are these days trying to blame homosexuality on a state of mind, being gay isnt a disease, its a blessing that will shine through the darkness when you least expect it to.. and btw … im straight.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:40pm
  10. I… wut?

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:40pm
  11. Yummy human flesh…grrr….arrrgh lol

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:41pm
  12. Prob a lezo herself…I was never abused…it is what it is and its really ok…get over it…stop tryin to pull people down with ur missery..

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:41pm
  13. That theory is wrong. You see, straight men are cannibals. They eat the vag.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:42pm
  14. I claim no relation to this woman whatsoever!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:42pm
  15. What a piece of shit…yet another mindless idiot destroying happiness for LGBT America. Fuck You, Lady!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:46pm
  16. She is one scary looking bitch. wouldn’t surprise me if she ate her young. li think she suffers from a severe case of inner homophobia because she doth protest to much.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:46pm
  17. When did Lesbians and Gays turned into flesh eating zombies I didn’t get that memo and I’m Lesbian!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:47pm
  18. Nothing like a professional idiot.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:48pm
  19. they are getting crazier every day the wildest notions just make thme look crazier EVEN for right wing nuts

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:49pm
  20. Omn nom nom cute guy ^

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:49pm
  21. People should call bullshit on each other and make them prove their findings with scientific facts

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:51pm
  22. She is probably upset as no one would want to eat her.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:52pm
  23. ^Agreed.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:52pm
  24. Poor ugly, old, fascist. She needs a funeral pyre.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:53pm
  25. Imagine the damage she’s done…

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:58pm
  26. She looks like a jealous cannibal. Crazy beatch

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:59pm
  27. She should lose her licence.Furthermore what data does this loon even have to back up her statements oh thats right she doesnt. I would love to analyze her twisted mind and then tell everyone in the media.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:59pm
  28. yea im a cannibal cuz im bi im not no fucking cannibal you stupid fucking bitch

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:01pm
  29. Im a 56 yr old transgender woman and have been all my life but Im not a cannibal! Who is this BITCH with her off the wall comment? Where did she go to school and what qualifies her to be a therapist?? She herself needs a therapist, a good one.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:03pm
  30. Agree with all the comments about this LOON!!!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:05pm
  31. She is so freaking uptight you can tell she hasn’t been laid in about 50 yrs…surprised she hasn’t become a cannibal.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:10pm
  32. Whut.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:11pm
  33. What a sick, sick woman. WHY, just why do these people focus on homosexuality so much? Jealousy? Apathetic to their own situations in life? Mad their same sex partner dumped them years ago? So much hate fuels Satan.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:12pm
  34. actually we are being abused by these kind of phobic people through discrimination.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:17pm
  35. Get over yourselves. Maybe if intelligent comments were made this Napoleon complex you people posses wouldn’t be so lambasted by other people. I’ve yet to read an intellectual counter arguements. All emotion and no rationality. At least this comparison was, and I completely agree. Just another product of broken homes.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:24pm
  36. OH MY GOD!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:41pm
  37. @jerry…maybe you need to add some emotion to your completely analytical response for those of us who have to deal with the nonsense that comes out of these individuals mouths that has no basis is science but is based on hatred and bigotry. You are in fact the one who “needs to get over himself.”

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:58pm
  38. they r not anything alike u psycho. ugh people like this should be put in jail just for being so hateful and biased

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 8:59pm
  39. omg, jajajaja

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:13pm
  40. Their is something wrong with this “woman”..I can see it in her hair.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:22pm
  41. Wow….all i have to say is….BITCH PLEASE!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:29pm
  42. @Cory hahahaha, lmao. I had to go back & look at her hair again & laugh a lil on ur comment :-)

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:31pm
  43. Fuck this bitch!

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 9:55pm
  44. Seriously??????

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:00pm
  45. that picture is cropped. When this picture was taken, she was strangling a puppy with her bare hands.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:22pm
  46. that is the very face of evil, right there. I could see her eating a small child with that exact same expression.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:33pm
  47. She must know nothing of romantic attraction. A less attractive gay man won’t be any more interested in a more attractive man; Anyone who takes just 4 1/2 months of an intro to psychology class will tell you people are usually (exceptions are very rare!) attracted to people of the same level of attractiveness.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:56pm
  48. She just wants someone to eat her. And Houdini, fuck off.

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:26pm
  49. Pathetic. How do people like this develop such hate?

    Posted on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 11:34pm
  50. She’s crazy.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 12:33am
  51. why doesn’t she go eat herself

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:06am
  52. So now we are all being compared to cannibals… Wow… That could not be more bullshit…. So I guess we all might as well call ourselves Hannibal then right… Dont know what to say but you seriously got to be kidding…

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 5:08am
  53. one scary ex therapist ………

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:04am
  54. I love the posts when people defend themselves as not cannibals!

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:46am
  55. As a straight mom of 2 wonderful loving sons, one of which is gay, was born that way and I wouldn’t want him any other way; I wonder what this disgusting ignorant person would say to my face. She likely would say nothing because those who follow fear and hate cloaked in ignorance are weak spineless individuals who are the ones who are in need of psychiatric help.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:47am
  56. She is a hate-filled bigot. end of story. why does anyone listen to one word she has to say.

    Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8:18am
  57. Because loving a gay person is the same as ripping apart their flesh with my teeth.

    Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 5:41am
  58. shes just jealous she cant get any dick

    Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 7:38am