On Saturday, Peter LaBarbera told radio host Linda Harvey that the gay rights movement is on its way to ending freedom in America and “creating a more dangerous environment” for right-wing activists like themselves. LaBarbera said that “homo-fascism” and “homo-communism” are all part of “Satan’s plan” to transform the persecution of gays and lesbians into the persecution of anti-gay activists. Harvey warned that thee “human rights” and even the “personal safety” of anti-gay activists are under attack.
Such claims are not unusual from the right. Michael Brown and Cindy Jacobs, for instance, warned that gay rights advocates want to put them in jail and David Barton and Sally Kern claimed that those who upset the gay community put their own lives at risk.
LaBarbera: The homo-fascism is on the rise, and let’s just call it for what it is, or if you want to call it homo-communism, because why should the fascists get all the bad—the communists also wanted to shut down speech and did so. What’s happening is they’re ratcheting up what constitutes so-called hate, what is acceptable speech, and because the media is in the tank with the homosexual lobby and will not defend our freedoms, Christian’s religious freedom, then essentially they’ve basically given a get out of jail free card essentially to the homosexual activists. They can do anything they want and it seems like there’s very little critical, media attention which would restrain them.
Harvey: This is fascism. And if people don’t see what it is, even if they don’t agree, if people don’t see that these are the tactics of fascism, they’re trying to shut down debate, shut down free speech, and it will not simply end at the door of the right-wing. When you have fascists, everybody will suffer.
LaBarbera: Remember the left used that phrase “climate of hate”? The would say, “oh people like Linda Harvey and Peter LaBarbera are creating a climate of hate against gays.” As usual, this is Satan’s plan: the very thing they’re charging us with is what they do. They’re creating a more dangerous environment for us!
Harvey: Exactly and they don’t care. The people who’ve been screaming about human rights and the fact that they’ve been mistreated, really I’m getting the sense that they don’t care about our personal safety. There is not a humanity here.