Linda Harvey of the small hate outfit Mission America pretty much thinks about one thing and one thing only, namely her visceral and unreasonable hatred toward gay people. Indeed, it seems, as with her friend Porno Pete, to be her job. So right before Christmas, she took to the intellectual wasteland known as WorldNetDaily with her top ten list of the things that gays did this year that upset her. Let’s take a gander at it:
So, No. 10 on my list is the growing number of incidents where homosexuals are trying to put Christians out of business, get them fired, get them expelled from college programs and so on. Example: A bed and breakfast owner in Illinois is being sued for refusing to rent out his facility for a homosexual civil union ceremony and reception.
No, homosexuals are not putting “Christians” out of business or get them fired, but there are a handful of situations where fundamentalist Christians are trying to use their belief systems as an excuse to not perform the expected duties of their jobs. In the case of “getting them expelled from college programs,” it’s the same thing. Fundamentalists want special rights, special passes, that allow them to do substandard work and get away with it because they believe it’s what God would want. Sorry.
No. 9 is the assault of the sex change agenda on our children. Two lesbian women in California are raising their adopted 11-year-old son as a girl, a process they started when he was just eight. These twisted adults with their own apparent issues have lined up tragically misguided doctors to give this boy hormone -blocking drug therapy. We should all pray for this young boy and his adoptive parents.
I’m not too familiar with that story, but I do know that professional mental health associations are recommending several approaches when it comes to kids who identify as transgender, one of which is a therapy which staves off puberty for a while, so that the kid can make the most informed decision when the time is right. [By the way, most transgender people know they're transgender at a very young age, just as most gay people know at a very young age.]
My No. 8 incident of homosexual abuse is Macy’s Department Store and its cooperation with sex-change anarchy. The clothing store fired an employee in San Antonio, Texas, who refused to let a man use the women’s fitting room. She claimed her religious rights under employment law; Macy’s claimed transvestite rights superseded faith. What happened to the Constitution? And what’s happening to America? I hope America avoids Macy’s after this anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-woman decision.
The old “men using women’s fitting rooms/bathrooms” ooga booga canard. It relies on people’s fundamental/ist ignorance of what transgender actually means and what it doesn’t. This allows immature people like Linda to get away with childish taunts about “transvestite rights,” without her readers realizing just how much she’s phoning it in right now.
No. 7 includes a new arrow in the “gay” activist quiver: unapologetic violence. Vandals were caught on the security camera in an Oct. 15 attack against the pro-family group, Americans for Truth about Homosexuality, or AFTAH. Chunks of concrete with a threatening note were hurled through the window of the Christian Liberty Academy in suburban Chicago the morning before an AFTAH conference was held at the school. A homosexual radical claimed responsibility on the Internet, yet no arrest has been made. This frightening incident would have been headlines if the victims had been homosexual, but the media mostly ignored it.
That, dear readers, was most likely a hoax. Since that is Linda’s only example, I’ll simply point out that the remainder is zero, while the teachings, words and deeds of people like Linda Harvey are a big part of the gay teen suicide problem. I’d call that violence.
And abuse No. 6 is the slander and libel against New Jersey teacher Viki Knox. Last fall, special education teacher Viki was very troubled by a pro-homosexual bulletin board display at the high school where she taught. She shared her dismay based around her Christian principles with a few close friends on Facebook. Before she knew it, her comments were headlines in the New York Times, she was suspended from her job, and state and national homosexual pressure groups were leading anti-”hate” demonstrations at the school calling for her dismissal.
Pretty typical story. Woman says ignorant things on internet. Woman is in position of authority over children. Reasonable people see that her beliefs about an entire minority are bigoted, hateful and dangerous to children. Etc. Whatever. Linda links back to her own story about the incident, though, and it’s one of the best examples of “waaaaaah, we are the real victims!” I’ve ever seen, so y’all should read it.
So that’s half of her list. So far we’ve just got a bunch of whining from somebody who wants special rights not granted by the Constitution based on her chosen, unnatural bigotry. I wonder what the rest of the list is like!
Now, here’s No. 5: the passage of S.B. 48 in the state of California. This fact-free legislation that no one ever thought we would see in America, calls for sweeping pro-homosexual indoctrination in the public schools beginning Jan. 1, 2012.. Children will be compelled to learn about homosexuality, and those lessons must affirm this negative, high-risk lifestyle. California parents are outraged at such a discriminatory mandate, but short of repeal, their option is to remove their children from the schools or exit the state.
That law is actually about the contributions of LGBT Americans throughout history, but Linda never lets facts get in the way. How many gay teens committed suicide last year, Linda?
No. 4 on my list is the global homosexual agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Just a few weeks ago, the White House and Secretary Clinton announced that United States foreign aid and support will be related to how well a country pushes homosexual behavior as a so-called “human right.” This agenda is not backed up by U.S. law, and is another example of warped priorities and inappropriate use of authority by this administration.
Oh, I KNOW, Linda, it’s terrible seeing the United States catch up with the grown-up nations of the world, instead of hanging back in the anti-gay gutter with Uganda and Iran. Why can’t we be more like they are?!
No. 3 is the deceptive “It Gets Better” video campaign organized by Dan Savage, a homosexual writer known for his sleaze and vulgarity, extreme even for a “gay” activist. This campaign exploits vulnerable children, as celebrities, regular folks and teens themselves post videos with the goal of discouraging suicide. That would be a worthy objective, if not combined with “gay” rights mythology. Kids are encouraged to stay the course, adopt a homosexual identity and thereby expose themselves to lifelong risk. Even the president has jumped into this effort, mischaracterizing this propaganda as an “anti-bullying” effort.
Considering Linda is one of the most vicious writers in the country when it comes to feeding anti-gay hate into the public discourse, hate which, unfortunately trickles down to kids [the only "trickle-down" system that actually works, I've said], I don’t think I need to spend much time defending Dan’s work here. Linda’s version of an anti-bullying policy would include special rights for fundamentalist Christians to abuse gay people, as long as they’re doing it in service of their deeply held religious beliefs. Of course, the truth of the matter is that without those deeply held anti-gay religious beliefs, regular schoolyard bullying of gay kids wouldn’t have much of a foundation, now would it? Linda’s brand of fundamentalist hatred is the root system of the gay teen suicide tree, lovely readers, not a random branch.
No. 2 is the attack on the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have announced they won’t defend this federal law against lawsuits initiated by homosexual activists. Who knew that presidents get to choose which federal laws to protect and defend? Obama even told the “gay” pressure group, Human Rights Campaign, that he favors repealing DOMA.
Indeed, I have never heard of a President changing a law, or opposing a law, especially one like this one, which is widely viewed [by smart people, not bigots] to be unconstitutional. Again, Linda’s phoning it in for readers whose brains have been asleep for a long, long time.
And the No. 1 abuse of homosexual activism in the United States in 2011, was the implementation of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” allowing open homosexual behavior in our military. No one can yet know how damaging the repeal of the ban on sodomy will be – we can only guess – but there’s no question that it will damage the character of our armed forces and undermine their effectiveness.
Dare I say the obvious? We need non-effeminate men in the military. Does anyone really believe that a prancing drill sergeant won’t detract from readiness? Where women are serving, they should be women of high character, not those who embrace homosexual conduct and publicly declare a “sin” identity. These folks have truly lost their way, their shame, their innate sense of God’s touch on and design for their lives.
Hahaha, I love it that she pulls out the “we need non-effeminate men” thing. Aside from the fact that gay soldiers have fought and died valiantly over the years to protect Linda’s right to shame-scowl at the American public from behind her computer, it’s interesting to me that she actually believes that gay soldiers are inherently effeminate. This goes against her buddies Bryan Fischer and Tony Perkins, whose fear of super-hero homosexual soldiers with magical masculine powers strong enough to upend the entire military is well-documented and quite funny. Of course, it does reveal just exactly how unqualified Linda Harvey is to make any pronouncements on gay people whatsoever, considering the fact that her idea of us is apparently one stereotype that I assume got passed down to her by another, older bigot at some point.
Of course, her statement that “no one can yet know how damaging the repeal” will be is stupid, as it is an already answered question. The strong, brave, smart men and women of the United States Military have a lot thicker skin and stronger constitutions than Linda and her milquetoast ilk, and they have greeted repeal with a collective shrug. Even the Marines, Linda! They simply are no longer in need of your concern trolling.
Anywho, that’s Linda’s list. I hope the rest of you out there will see this as an example of why it looks pathetic to make lists of “the top ten things I want to complain about this year,” especially if they’re all complaints about a minority group. It’s just not adult behavior, and I know folks throughout Christendom who could explain that screeds like hers are the antithesis of Christianity.