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Church group: bullying is not ‘okay,’ but neither is being gay ‘okay’

Linda Harvey

A church group has produced what they describe as “a simple flyer for your older grade school or middle school children about homosexuality?”

Mission: America, a Christian ministry, publication and Web site founded by Linda Harvey, has produced the new “guide” to teach parents on how to talk to kids about homosexuality. Authored by Harvey, the guide emphatically states that “… it’s not right to tell someone that being homosexual is okay. The person may be feeling sad because of being bullied, but never try to make him or her feel better by saying ‘gay’ is okay.”

Harvey goes on to compare overeating with being gay, “Kids who are overweight are sometimes bullied, too. And we might want to make that person feel better. But it would be a mistake to say that overeating is a good thing, right?

So tell your friends, in a nice way, that no one needs to be “gay” or pretend to be the other gender. It’s not the right thing to do.”

According to ABC News Harvey said she wrote the brochure in response to requests by parents concerned their kids will be exposed to the “sin of homosexuality.” It’s geared toward Christian children who attend public school because, she said, school curricula almost always present homosexuality in a positive light and she wanted to make sure children were given a different viewpoint.

Mission America, however, is considered a hate group by many gay and civil rights organizations and gay advocacy group Truth Wins Out refers to Harvey as “the most bigoted woman in America.”

Herndon Graddick, president of The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

said of the new publication, “Encouraging young people to reject or speak out against a peer because of something they can’t change is bullying at its worst. Thankfully, millions of Americans including teachers, athletes, and faith leaders disagree with anti-gay activists like Lisa Harvey and are giving young people the support they so critically need by reminding them that it’s OK to be who you are.”

 



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Posted by Associate Editor on Sep 15, 2012. Filed under Online Only, Top Highlights. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Church group: bullying is not ‘okay,’ but neither is being gay ‘okay’”

  1. The aggressive campaign that is being waged against Christian values is an extremely hate-filled, anti – marriage , anti-straight, anti – family psychological onslaught with three main purposes. 1) desensitize people to their aversion towards Un – natural sexuel acts 2)”jam” any feelings or convictions of homosexul acts to be wrong in any way- removing moral arguments 3) to “convert” thinking to accept something abnormal as now, normal.
    You can re – invent it and glamorized it, idolize it, promote it commercially, make it cool and popular; but it will ALWAYS be IMPOSSIBLE to force a follower of CHRIST S TEACHING to believe that a homosexul act is anything but abhorant. You can push for a paper marriage, but God will never sanctify the unholy act of homosexual. It’s not hate. It’s a fact of Christianity. It’s also a fact of Islam, Mormonism, Buddhism, and Hinduism- We choose to “LOVE THE SINNER, HATE THE SIN” OR RECOGNIZE A NATURAL GOOD ACT VS A DESTRUCTIVE UN NATURAL ACT. No hate. Just facts. And for those of you who tout the “we were born this way…” well, ALL of us are born with inclinations, urges, desires, wants – not all of them were meant to be acted upon. Resisting unnatural temptations requires discipline and fortitude, and will make you stronger and happier. The media push for increased homosexul desensitization is another way to oppress us through false acceptance, in order to limit world population. Wake up, rise up, live up to God’s commandments- God will give you strength.

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