Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey is the founder and president of Mission: America, a Columbus, Ohio-based Christian organization founded in 1995 that seeks to “cover the latest cultural and social trends in our country and what they might mean for Christians.” The organization publishes articles on its web site about its views on homosexuality and paganism. Harvey, is an outspoken critic of LGBT rights, including same-sex marriage. The Southern Poverty Law Center designated Mission: America as an active anti-gay hate group in March 2012 based on its particular anti-LGBT rights stances. [ Wikipedia → ]

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The five worst religious right claims about safe schools initiatives

Friday, April 11, 2014
In honor of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Day of Silence today – an annual event meant to draw attention to the “silencing effects” of anti-gay harassment and name-calling in schools – Right Wing Watch is re-releasing a collection of some of the most troubling recent claims from the Religious Right about safe schools initiatives. [ Read more → ]
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Harvey: Homosexuality is like anorexia, gay people just think they’re gay

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Linda Harvey of Mission America joined the American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano on Friday for a riveting discussion about homosexuality and Harvey’s new book, “Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality.” [ Read more → ]
Russian paratroopers attack a gay activist earlier this year.

Anti-gay activist Scott Lively: Gay people are behind anti-gay violence in Russia

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
While Russia is experiencing an increase in violence directed at gay people and enacting new laws criminalizing pro-gay speech, US Religious Right activists Scott Lively and Linda Harvey are simply denying the prevalence of anti-gay violence. In fact, Lively is blaming other gay people for the uptick in hates crimes. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: ‘Trashy’ gay-straight alliances promote ‘disease’

Saturday, November 9, 2013
Ohio-based Religious Right activist Linda Harvey is upset that the Ohio Education Association is helping Gay-Straight Alliance clubs get off the ground, which she warns will lead more students into “sinful deviant behaviors that put young people at great risk of disease and other poor outcomes.” [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay activist Brian Camenker: Victims of gay bashing had it coming

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Brian Camenker of MassResistance chatted with Mission America’s Linda Harvey over the weekend to discuss his article about how gay rights activists and athletes will “smuggle pro-LGBT propaganda into Russia” during the Olympics. [ Read more → ]
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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

Thursday, October 3, 2013
American conservative groups haven’t just praised Russia’s crackdown on gays. Working through several channels, American anti-gay activists quietly provided intellectual backing and international support that directly and indirectly fueled the resurgent anti-gay movement in Russia and in other former Soviet states like Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine. [ Read more → ]
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Harvey: LGBT-inclusive education ‘pure evil, should be declared child abuse’

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America is deeply troubled that Dr. Eliza Byard of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network addressed the ceremony marking the 50th Anniversary on the March on Washington. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: Gays are empty inside, seek to ‘absorb’ the personality of others

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America explained Monday that gays and lesbians are attracted to people of the same-sex because they are empty inside and seek to “absorb” the personalities of others. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: LGBT rights lead to the ‘oppression’ of parents

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America is furious about the United Nations Human Rights Office’s Free and Equal initiative, warning that it will contribute to the “oppression” of parents and curtail the freedom of speech. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: Terminally ill gay Ohio man should have married a woman

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Ohio-based Religious Right activist Linda Harvey on Tuesday expressed outrage that a district court judge ruled on behalf of a gay couple, who are both Ohio residents but were married in Maryland, against the state’s ban on same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: Gay marriage will lead to a generation of ‘barbarians’

Friday, June 21, 2013
Mission America’s Linda Harvey was a guest on the American Family Association’s “Today’s Issues” radio program Thursday morning, where she discussed the dangers of marriage equality. [ Read more → ]
Brody Levesqua, LGBTQ NationPeter LaBarbera (at podium); holding sign at right is Patrick Mangan.

Anti-gay activists gather outside HRC headquarters to denounce Pride Month

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
WASHINGTON -- A group of leading anti-gay activists led by Peter LaBarbera, president of The Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), held a press conference in front of the Human Rights Campaign's national headquarters on Tuesday to denounce LGBT Pride month. [ Read more → ]
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Harvey: Gays deserve to be fired for displaying their lifestyles to everyone

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Mission America’s Linda Harvey reiterated her belief that schools, and employers in general, should have the right to fire LGBT personnel and urged them to exercise that right. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: Gay news sites trick kids into becoming gay

Monday, May 13, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America is worried that “homosexual news blogs” and other websites “that are sympathetic to the social and political goals of the homosexual movement” may actually trick young people, who could simply be visiting such sites in order to research the debate on same-sex marriage, into becoming gay by putting them in close reach of “homosexual-themed pornography.” [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: ‘All children of America’ will be victims of gay marriage ‘nonsense’

Monday, April 8, 2013
Linda Harvey of Mission America warned in her radio alert on Monday that children will no longer be able to dream about getting married because gay marriage will warp their minds. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey denounces Girl Scouts for supporting ‘homosexual lifestyles’

Thursday, March 14, 2013
It’s that time of year again when Girl Scouts sell cookies… and right-wing activists attack the Girl Scouts. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: Church must fight against homosexuality like slavery

Monday, March 11, 2013
On her daily radio bulletin today, Mission America’s Linda Harvey argued that “homosexuality is ripping apart people’s lives and families” and must be challenged in the same way people like William Wilberforce and other abolitionists fought against slavery. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: ‘People are not naturally homosexual’

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." [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: Gay marriage will teach kids to enter into gay relationships

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
On her daily radio commentary on Monday, Linda Harvey of "Mission America" sought to understand and explain why marriage equality won at the polls for the first time in last month's election, and the best she could come up with was that gay rights activists are skilled at misleading people while anti-gay activists just haven't been blunt enough about the threat that homosexuality poses to our society through encouraging kids to become gay ... or something: [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey compares wearing pro-gay rights t-shirts to bullying

Saturday, November 24, 2012
Mission America’s Linda Harvey has consistently claimed that anti-bullying efforts that include preventing bullying against LGBT and LGBT-perceived students will lead to discrimination against straight, Christian students at the hands of “destructive” and “criminal” activists in the “gaystapo.” [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey, ‘ex-gay’ therapist compare homosexuality to cannibalism

Monday, October 29, 2012
Mission America president Linda Harvey this weekend 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 [ Read more → ]
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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. [ Read more → ]
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Harvey: Halloweens’ ‘demonic’ underpinnings explain why it’s a ‘huge celebration in the LGBT world’

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Mission America’s Linda Harvey is warning listeners against participating in Halloween festivities, and naturally uses Halloween to criticize the LGBT community. She explains that Halloween’s purportedly Satanic origins explain why it is a “huge celebration in the LGBT world, especially for the gender-confused folks.” [ Read more → ]
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‘Christian’ groups demand Fox News drop ‘homosexual agitator’ Wayne Besen

Friday, August 24, 2012
REEDVILLE, Va. -- A number of self-described "Christian, family values" groups banded together Thursday demanding that Fox News discontinue guest appearances by "homosexual agitator" Wayne Besen on the O'Reilly Factor talk show, saying Besen is "demonizing conservative organizations and individuals." [ Read more → ]
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A history lesson for Linda Harvey and the ‘religious Reichwing’

Sunday, July 1, 2012
Hey Linda: You’ve been spouting off at the mouth a lot of utter nonsense about how dangerous it is to allow gays in the military. ... Linda, some of the most powerful, victorious, and abundantly brave – breathtakingly heroic actually – armies in history had in their rank and file – and leadership – gay men. ... And now with your ignorance and hate you demean their memory and you scorn those who want to wear a uniform of honor in order to serve this country and risk their very all to do so. How dare you. [ Read more → ]
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