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Mission: America is 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. Its founder and president, Linda 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.
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The five worst religious right claims about safe schools initiatives

| Friday, April 11, 2014
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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.

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Seven more groups now designated by SPLC as anti-gay hate groups

| Monday, March 3, 2014
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The Southern Poverty Law Center has added seven more anti-gay organizations to its list of anti-gay hate groups. No doubt the standard whine of these groups will be the same one offered up by the Family Research Council when SPLC named it as a hate group a while back, i.e. “we are being attacked because we don’t believe in gay marriage, we are trying to preserve Christian morality, we are being silenced.” That whine was a lie then and is still a lie...

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Harvey: Homosexuality is like anorexia, gay people just think they’re gay

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, February 1, 2014
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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.”

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Linda Harvey: ‘Trashy’ gay-straight alliances promote ‘disease’

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, November 9, 2013
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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.”

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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, October 3, 2013
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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.

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Linda Harvey: Terminally ill gay Ohio man should have married a woman

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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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.

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Linda Harvey: Gay marriage will lead to a generation of ‘barbarians’

KYLE MANTYLA | Right Wing Watch | Friday, June 21, 2013
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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.

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

| Tuesday, June 4, 2013
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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.

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Linda Harvey: Church must fight against homosexuality like slavery

| Monday, March 11, 2013
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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.

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Linda Harvey: ‘People are not naturally homosexual’

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

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