Linda Harvey of Mission America today accused gays and lesbians of “pitching a fit” and “constantly complaining” in order to promote “radical social change” and “destroy traditional values.” “Even if your cause is unworthy and your complaints have little merit, the way the media works today, you’ll still get publicity and it will seem as though you will need to be taken seriously,” Harvey said, who went on to argue that “homosexual activists” are using “baseless” cases of discrimination in order to squash the “constitutional religious or free speech liberties of other people.”
The first case Harvey cited were the demonstrations that took place near a private Christian school in Delaware, Ohio, after the school removed a Columbus radio talk show host from their prominent alumni page because he is openly gay, with the principal saying, “I cannot approve of the lifestyle he has chosen to endorse.”
Harvey’s second example of gays and lesbians “making a fuss” and “pitching a fit” was the recent brutal attack of an openly gay fifteen year-old student at a high school in Chillicothe, Ohio. The ABC affiliate WSYX posted video of the attack, which was captured on another student’s cellphone, and interviewed the victim and his mom who detailed the history of anti-gay bullying at the school. Just two days before he the assault, the perpetrator posted on his Facebook, “check out the definition of a faggot.”
Now, the American Civil Liberties Union and the victim’s family want to make sure that the school develops a policy that protects students from bullying and discrimination based on their sexual orientation.
But Harvey considered this a “baseless” case of “so-called homophobia,” dismissing claims that the attack was motivated by anti-gay bias.
While Harvey agreed that the perpetrator should be punished, she warned that the assault is going to be used to “institute pro-homosexual programs.” Harvey angrily claimed that the students involved have become “convenient tools for homosexual activism,” asking, “where do we stop at pushing homosexuality onto our kids?”
Harvey: One of the most recognized methods for radical social change is to just keep making a fuss and keep pitching a fit. Even if your cause is unworthy and your complaints have little merit, the way the media works today, you’ll still get publicity and it will seem as though you will need to be taken seriously. And along the way you will attract some less informed people to the cause who are easy to manipulate and used for whatever purposes are needed. Again, this will make the movement seem valid, even if it is not. That’s what homosexual activists are doing today, constantly complaining about things that when investigated, are often baseless, and they will push aside the rights of others as if the constitutional religious or free speech liberties of other people don’t matter. It’s time for America to figure out that these folks are out to destroy traditional values, and all that talk about tolerance and respect only goes one way. Let me tell you about two recent situations in central Ohio that illustrate this.
Another incident in Chillicothe that is being used to pressure a school to institute pro-homosexual programs, a student at Union-Scioto high school was caught on video physically assaulting a student known to be openly homosexual. The first student has been charged by police and is being disciplined according to school guidelines, and all of this is appropriate for what he did, but the other student is now being represented by the ACLU, a group claiming this incident was based solely on so-called homophobia. It looks to me like two minor-age boys names are all over the national media as they become convenient tools for homosexual activism. There’s no excuse for viciously beating another student, but where do we stop at pushing homosexuality onto our kids?