Linda Harvey is a woman on a mission.Through her organization Mission: America, she takes up the standard torch of the far right, bashing the triumvirate of evil: gays, Planned Parenthood and Muslims.
On her weekly talk show, she recently lamented that acceptance of gay people seems to be widespread despite her efforts to paint us as godless child molesters. “People are becoming so comfortable with this, even people on our side.”
She offered a solution: “We need to re-horrify people about the sin of homosexuality.” Of course, that means spreading falsehoods about organizations which try to promote tolerance of the LGBTQIA+ community. She believes that the “homosexual clubs in schools are just red flags for predators. I think that they exist there as an audience to continue to fast-track kids into the lifestyle.”
If so many people didn’t agree with her and believe the lies she spews like blood in a Quentin Tarantino movie, then we might laugh her off. BUT SHE IS SERIOUS. AND SHE HAS AN AUDIENCE.
On her website, she uses facts like she mishandles Scriptures, cutting and pasting one fact after another without context. According to her data, gay people are out to destroy our society, our values and the far-right version of 20th century America-centered christianity.
How do we stop people like her? WE TELL OUR STORIES. We talk about our relationships. We talk about our marriages. We talk about our families.
And we talk about our faith. As the good book says, “By their fruits you will know them.” Let’s not attack religion because of the Linda Harvey’s of the world. Let’s show people like her the true example of Christ and his love and compassion for everyone.