Mission: America

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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safe-schools

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

Monday, March 3, 2014
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... [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

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 → ]
Linda Harvey

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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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 → ]
Linda Harvey

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 → ]
Linda Harvey

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: Progressives, gays and lesbians ‘all hate Jesus Christ’

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Mission America’s Linda Harvey used her “Remembering 9/11” program to do what she does best: attack gays and lesbians, feminists, progressives and Muslims. [ Read more → ]
homophobia

It’s not enough to call them bigots…

Sunday, September 11, 2011
We know that religious right groups peddle distortions designed to demonize the LGBT community. However we really should do more than simply declare them bigots. Members of the right tend to embrace that definition... [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey: ‘There’s No Proof’ that LGBT people exist

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Mission America’s Linda Harvey dedicated her weekend broadcast to criticizing the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, one of her favorite targets, and said "there is no proof" that LGBT people exist. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey: Gays should be banned from teaching, jobs that involve children

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Linda Harvey -- founder of Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America, whose real mission is to spread hate and falsehoods about the LGBT community — says gays and lesbians should be banned from teaching, and any other job that involves children, for that matter. [ Read more → ]
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Linda Harvey, AFA warn companies: gays not a good ‘employment risk’

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Linda Harvey, founder of the anti-gay Mission America, is working overtime to earn her "hate monger" badge, this time inviting Gary Glenn of the American Family Association (AFA) to her radio show to warn companies now to hire gay employees. [ Read more → ]
Homophobia

More messages of divisiveness, as backlash from NY marriage equality vote continues

Monday, June 27, 2011
The outrage from so-called Christians and their politically aligned organizations and allies that not only decry the courage of the lawmakers in New York, but so completely demonize LGBT persons so as to make mockery of the word "humanity." [ Read more → ]
Linda Harvey

Linda Harvey calls ‘It Gets Better Project’ evil, Dan Savage ‘vicious and vulgar’

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Linda Harvey, founder of Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America -- whose sole purpose is to denounce homosexuals -- has called the "It Gets Better Project" "wrong," "evil" and "dark," and it's creator Dan Savage "a radical and vicious, vicious, vulgar, profane, anti-Christian." [ Read more → ]
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