Mission America president Linda Harvey today echoed the arguments of other Religious Right leaders that the Obama administration’s directive to support LGBT rights abroad will encourage “perversion and deviance” and “lead to destruction.” On her radio show, Harvey accused Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of trying to demonize religious beliefs and defying God. “We can read in Genesis 19 about how predatory and abusive people became in Sodom,” Harvey said, “I think the message is very clear that these behaviors do not benefit society but lead to destruction.” She concluded her radio show by asking viewers whether they “believe Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on this, or Almighty God”:
Harvey: In their vigorous defense of perversion and deviance they have declared war on people of faith and families, particularly Christians, Hillary equated religious objections to homosexuality with being “not unlike the justification offered for violent practices toward women like honor killings, widow burning or female genital mutilation.” So let’s understand, that those of us who believe men with men or women with women are unnatural or immoral relationships, we are being lumped in with murderers and mutilators. This is such unsupportable and childish reasoning, it’s almost worthy of satire if the results weren’t so destructive and unjust. Hillary highlighted the practice of criminalizing homosexual conduct in some countries, she didn’t name them, but she made no distinction between the most harsh and unnecessary penalties and those who simply speak out in a free society to discourage homosexual behavior. What about those who don’t want these behaviors promoted to kids or don’t support legalizing same-sex marriage? It’s apparently all the same to her and Barack Obama.
There’s a problem, more than one actually. This new declaration of gay rights as human rights is not backed by U.S. law, homosexuality is not a civil right in our country, so once again the Obama administration is inventing policy and acting unilaterally. I hope that Congress will respond soon to restrain this tyranny. Homosexuality is not opposed only in modern times and not only by Christian conservatives, it was part of antiquity and we can read in Genesis 19 about how predatory and abusive people became in Sodom. I think the message is very clear that these behaviors do not benefit society but lead to destruction. We have a choice; we can believe Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on this, or Almighty God. I know what my choice is, what about you?