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Linda Harvey: ‘People are not naturally homosexual’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch
Friday, December 14, 2012

On her daily radio commentary Wednesday, Linda Harvey offered a rather interesting theory about why the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of “equal protection of the laws” shouldn’t apply to marriage equality — or seemingly to gay people at all, for that matter — since “people are not naturally homosexual.”

Linda Harvey

Apparently, being a “gay person” doesn’t actually qualify one as a “person” under Harvey’s understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Why should the equal protection argument be made in favor of homosexual behavior, which is changeable? People are not naturally homosexual, so the definition of “person” in the Fourteenth Amendment is being twisted to make this assumption.

“Person” should be understood based on historic, beneficial, or at least neutral and fact-based traits; it should not be twisted to incorporate behavior that most religions and most cultures have said a firm “no” to.

It’s also behavior for which there’s no recognized science demonstrating a genetic or hormonal origin. And it’s also not beneficial and does not stand the definition of marriage, used for millenia – that is, the act of consummation. It’s another sad fact of homosexual behavior that two men or two women can never consummate a marriage; they can never conceive children together.

This should still have some standing and it remains a fact that there are only two types of human in the world: male and female. Any other distinctions made are appearance, custom, and construction. So marriage is the lawful, orderly confirmation of what we already see in nature.

The Supreme Court says they will give their decision in June. Pray, friends, for truth to prevail.

Linda Harvey is founder and president of Mission America, a Columbus, Ohio-based organization designated as an active anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in March 2012 based on its particular anti-LGBT rights stances.

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80 more reader comments:

  1. What ?!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:55am
  2. Silly bitch

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:55am
  3. yes we are naturally gay. whats not natural is her ugly face!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:56am
  4. people are not naturally straight!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:56am
  5. I can’t stand this woman. She just needs to shut her damn mouth! Homosexuality occurs even in the animal kingdom so what was she saying about it not being “natural”?

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:57am
  6. People are not naturally Christian, actually.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:57am
  7. This People Naturally s!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:58am
  8. This lady is crazy … Changeable ? First I don’t want to change and second I’ve known since I can remember that I was gay so this lady can come talk to me and we will have a nice little chat

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:58am
  9. //not fazed at all//

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:58am
  10. I think they are those who are born gay, and there are those who choose to be gay. Nothing wrong with both.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:59am
  11. Amen John Bickford! Choice or not, gay people deserve equal protection under the law!!! Straight people CHOOSE who they marry. So should we!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:59am
  12. this would almost be starting to get funny if not for the serious subject matter.. another one of these people? come on, seriously, how are we still not over the gay thing yet as a society?

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:59am
  13. Her stupidity is quite funny if not astounding. LOL

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:59am
  14. Women aren’t naturally bitches…but I guess your God made you special, right?

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 11:59am
  15. stfu u twat u

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:00pm
  16. and people are not naturally bigots

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:00pm
  17. She probably hasn’t met me yet lol. Some people place things on the way how they understand and not giving a heart to others. She’s just a brainwashed conserve.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:00pm
  18. pure example of nother closet queen

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:00pm
  19. N
    But.you are apparently naturally homophobic

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:01pm
  20. No politics today as a nation mourns with the families….post your sympathies not your issues.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:01pm
  21. I don’t know. I feel natural, I look natural, everything about me is natural….. Maybe I’m living in an altered reality?

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:02pm
  22. She looks so angry. We should all give her a hug.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:02pm
  23. What an idiot!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:02pm
  24. Sorry, but who would CHOOSE to possibly alienate themselves from the people around them? I have finally accepted myself but I can tell you that like many, when I realized I was gay I tried to ignore it so as not to lose favor with my Catholic family. Thankfully I’m accepted and loved, but it was one hell of a road to get there….

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:04pm
  25. No just naturally stupid, come on lady, there are more lovely gay and lesbian, transgender and transsexuals in this world, get over yourself!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:05pm
  26. I’am the mother of a wonderful gay son!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:06pm
  27. Stop posting about her, we don’t need to hear about her. She’s a nobody, just like Sarah Palin!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:06pm
  28. and naturally stupid…or maybe it was learned…o_O!!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:06pm
  29. She is just plain ignorant and uneducated.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:07pm
  30. It is so unbelievable, it could almost be from The Onion.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:07pm
  31. She is crazy.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:07pm
  32. Try not to be injured by this stupid woman. We know that a massive struggle for the rights that straight folk take for granted is underway across the world and that the ugly bigots who are against equality will say or do anything to stop it. The truth is – they are so desperate because they are loosing.Hate is less fashionable than it previously was in the west (and where it flares up in places like Uganda it is increasingly internationally condemned). Take heart that our generation has made enormous progress compared to previous ones and the effect is becoming unstoppable. People like her can say what they must and do their worst- they are being left behind by history and we will be around to wave them good riddance.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:08pm
  33. HER THEORY IS DUMB.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:08pm
  34. She needs to stfu and go away!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:10pm
  35. Hey Linda…Why would we choose to be something that is deemed by some in society as “abnormal”???? It would be great if people would focus on people like those “abnormal” sickos that set out to hurt others!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:10pm
  36. Funny, it feels pretty natural to me.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:11pm
  37. I think that it’s a sin that people like her are allowed to have children. Has anyone reported her to the Child protection Agency. (that is if anyone is mad enough to want to wake up beside her.) Not only is she a homophobe Bigot but totally mad as well.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:11pm
  38. This is an incredibly frightening woman. Sorry to get all religulous, but looking into her eyes is like peering into the gates of hell.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:11pm
  39. Dumb ass idiot is she republican ?!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:12pm
  40. I agree…I didn’t do this naturally….LOL PRACTICE makes perfect!!! and now I’m the best at it!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:14pm
  41. another idiot who should be educated in the real world!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:15pm
  42. Yes, we are! Hate to break the news to you, Ms. Harvey, but it’s genetics, it’s natural, and it’s what God intended! Deal with it!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:16pm
  43. She is a f*#king biggoted IDIOT.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:16pm
  44. she’s simply a bigoted idiot.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:17pm
  45. Yes Linda it is genetic. Also is the mother that carries a Gene. So shut your mouth when you don’t know what you’re talking about.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:19pm
  46. How would this bitch know? But thanks for your worthy opinion.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:20pm
  47. Fuck Linda Harvey. Let’s kill her.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:29pm
  48. Stupider than a stick o’ sh*t.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:29pm
  49. She can’t even make an appropriate distinction between sexuality and gender, folks. It’s unfortunate that she has a loud message but it’s full of misinformation. It’s simply sad that some ignorant people will hear her and take her falsehoods as fact. Education is our greatest weapon.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:29pm
  50. from her definition of marriage then her church should not marry people that are impotent, or have had some form of injury, or age that would prevent them from consummating. Although it seems strange to me as my Christian God and church sees marriage is a blessing for two people that recognize their love for each other and want to make their vows to each other in the presence of God and the church and their family and friends.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:32pm
  51. Is she a scientist? No, she’s simply a bigot. And, like the rest of these haters, maybe a closet case too.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:37pm
  52. And she’s ugly!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:40pm
  53. fucking moron…yes we are “born this way”! I didn’t figure out at age 11 (the 1st time I “knew”) that, well gee, I wasn’t born to any other minority group & persecutions sounds like SOOO much fun….I guess I’ll be a Lesbian! that’ll do it!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:44pm
  54. Her eejitcy seems totally natural !

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:46pm
  55. We are humans, we are mammals, there are over a hundred different kind of mammals that are in fact homosexual. It is natural to be gay. What gay man had her fall in love with him but didn’t love her back? Who scorned this woman into being so hateful and ignorant?

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:51pm
  56. She must not be a natural human…

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:58pm
  57. when are we going to stop reporting on this woman. the LGBT community gives way too much attention on her. shes irrelevant, ignore her and she’ll just go away.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:04pm
  58. Did not know there were people that uninformed….

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:04pm
  59. I think Mrs Harvey needs to shut her old face up she along with many others have no idea what is or is not natural

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:12pm
  60. there are hundreds of known cases of homosexuality in animals throughout nature only one species is homophobic though.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:15pm
  61. Let’s play a game of word replacement.

    “Why should the equal protection argument be made in favor of christian/conservative/religious behavior, which is changeable? People are not naturally christian/conservative/religious.”

    …and with her indirectly stated “straight, reproductive relationships are all that exist in nature” claim, she clearly hasn’t spent time with animals or watching any nature programs.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:21pm
  62. Not one of her statements were accurate and fact-based.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:24pm
  63. just what we need another Anita Bryant!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:24pm
  64. hey lady, we share the last name and yeah…I AM NATURALLY GAY AND VERY PROUD OF IT!!!!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:34pm
  65. She couldn’t be more wrong

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:40pm
  66. You are made the way you are….I’ve always known who I am….Does she know who she is…….lol

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:46pm
  67. Being Christian is NOT natural!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:47pm
  68. i have all ways been bisexual allways have and wil be forever

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:49pm
  69. I guess she’s not naturally heterosexual

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:49pm
  70. What a dork.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 1:56pm
  71. Don’t trust anyone who uses a shotgun to put on their make up.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2:09pm
  72. Oh, horse hockey.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2:30pm
  73. Horse pucky lady you don’t know what your talking about

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2:36pm
  74. she should give it a rest already

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 2:46pm
  75. Does anyone else see an Adam’s Apple, or is that just a terrible case of Turkey Neck? This manly looking woman needs to go find a surgeon and get that neck taken care of instead of worrying about people that are not worrying about her.

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 3:27pm
  76. People are naturally ignorant

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 3:34pm
  77. Innocent children are murdered while hateful people like this, maggie gallagher and brian brown continue to be allowed to live and spread their hatred. Tell me why I should believe in your god again??

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 3:41pm
  78. She is an abomination!!!!!!:(

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 3:55pm
  79. is ignorance natural??

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 4:04pm
  80. She’s definitely a closet lesbo… Just look at her!

    Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 4:14pm