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Linda Harvey marks ‘Spirit Day’ with anti-gay tirade against bullying-prevention efforts

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mission America president Linda Harvey today unleashed yet another vitriolic and denialist rant against anti-bullying efforts, coinciding with GLAAD’s Spirit Day to combat bullying and stand up for LGBT youth.

Harvey said that “gay agenda activists want to add harmful ideas” to young people who are being bullied because their sole “priority” is “propping up the reputation of the lifestyle, not the concern about individual kids.”

She even said that a survivor of molestation may end up becoming gay as a result of bullying-prevention policies which deal with anti-gay discrimination, arguing that “the most vulnerable among our kids will be those who are hurt” by them. According to Harvey, the belief that anti-LGBT attitudes drive bullying is “outrageous nonsense” and will “send some kids into this sin identity.”

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Linda Harvey

Says Harvey:

People involved in homosexuality often truly believe they can’t change but it’s simply not true and grasping God’s truth is the first step to overcoming these desires.

Children in most schools today will learn about the dangers of bullying and harassment, much of the information is valuable about treating each other with respect but too many of these programs also include the message we talked about last time that insults about possible homosexuality are wrong and everyone needs to decide that homosexuality is just fine, this type of bullying will only end if we all accept this idea and nod approvingly as we send some kids into this sin identity.

If we are to be just and fair, everyone should label certain students as these supposedly different types of human, gay or lesbian or someone born in the wrong sex body. This is outrageous nonsense; in fact the most vulnerable among our kids will be those who are hurt the worst if they believe there is no way out.

Let’s take the example of a twelve year-old boy who was once molested, the reality is there are way too many such boys out there and most of the time he will not report this but will instead internalize the hurt and confusion. On top of this, gay agenda activists want to add harmful ideas in this boy’s life at just the wrong moment. He may also be the subject of some teasing and bullying since many boys go through some of this, adults are tempted to brush it off but no schools should implement fair and appropriate punishment in all such incidents.

But what if part of that punishment includes some message like this: ‘people are born homosexual and this type of teasing and insulting is disrespectful to this identity.’ In other words, it’s propping up the reputation of the lifestyle, not the concern about individual kids, that has become the priority. This boy will think he himself is one of these ‘born this way’ homosexual, that it’s the reason he was ‘chosen’ for molestation, that that’s the reason he’s being teased and that he should ignore any their information.

No wonder some kids feel trapped and in despair, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

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31 more reader comments:

  1. What a bitch..

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:07pm
  2. You sick, sick bitch. I truly hope you go to Hell. If there is a Hell, I can’t think of someone more deserving of that place.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:09pm
  3. She’ll get a kick in the face from karma

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:09pm
  4. Ignorant Bitch….there’s a place being warmed up for u in Hell

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:10pm
  5. ditto!

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:10pm
  6. And when she does get a kick in the face from karma, she will learn that normal psychology is wrong once again.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:11pm
  7. why is she even talking….isnt she a christian? should she be cookin or cleanin?

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:13pm
  8. She’s one of those people that just needs a little TLC… from a .45 mag.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:16pm
  9. Her spewing of hate and ignorance is far more of a lifestyle than my pansexuality will ever be…because lifestyle denotes choice and I was born this way but she was taught hate and feels she should share it. And, well, “gay agenda” is as mythical as the supposed “war on religion” that many Christians believe is occurring. She is just another bobble-headed, lemming chucklehead who needs to jump off a cliff into reality.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:16pm
  10. This really is an angering message from her.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:17pm
  11. Ignore that bully bitch!

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:18pm
  12. Dafuq?

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:26pm
  13. karma is a vindictive bitch, and it will get her! she is low life trash!

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:28pm
  14. I love how all of you are telling this bitch to burn in hell. Of course, I’m doing so, you’re professing your belief that one actually exists…which is ironic bc if it does then Christianity is correct and you all are going to hell as well for gobbling down cocks.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:33pm
  15. Why is it hate or ignorance. Let the bitch speak. Go bump bushes in the mean time and pretend you’re happy with yourselves

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:43pm
  16. What a dumb stupid bitch…can’t wait till Karma catches up with her :)

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:53pm
  17. could they have used a worse picture of her?

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 5:55pm
  18. Please don’t call her a bitch, you are insulting million of innocent and loving female dogs! Feel free to call her an ancient hag lacking in intelligence and social graces and in general, a nasty fucking idiot.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:03pm
  19. It must be so hard living with that much hate..

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:04pm
  20. I feel sorry for her

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:05pm
  21. Opinions = hate? News to me

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:23pm
  22. She’s just jealous cuz us gay boys are gettin laid, and she hasn’t been in years……

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:33pm
  23. Who is she, anyway, and why do we care what she thinks?

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 6:37pm
  24. I don’t feel the LEAST bit sorry for her. She and her ilk disgust me!!!

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:03pm
  25. Who the hell unleashed her, anyway?!?

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:14pm
  26. As a child I am sure her head was banged against a wall one to many times.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:36pm
  27. This woman has anger problems … and needs professional help.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:54pm
  28. Ignorance… Thats all i can say cause i know i dnt give two flying shits what he had to say.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 7:59pm
  29. *about what she had to say

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8:00pm
  30. crazy bitch.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 8:35pm
  31. Hope you have a kid that gets bullied for being fat wearing glasses or has a disability.

    Posted on Friday, October 19, 2012 at 9:52pm