Harvey: “‘Anti-Bullying’ Programs Are A Carte Blanche For Sexual-Deviance Promotion”

Earlier this week, Mission America’s Linda Harvey warned that anti-bullying programs will turn schools into “indoctrination camps” and urged schools to encourage their LGBT students to go through reparative therapy. Today in her column for WorldNetDaily, Harvey again went after bullying-prevention programs and labeled them “sexual-deviance promotion.” She said that the real solution to suicides among LGBT youth is to tell them “that homosexuality is unsafe, unnatural, and no one needs to go there emotionally or physically” and cites Dale O’Leary of the anti-gay group NARTH for saying that sexual abuse causes homosexuality. Harvey writes:

Your sixth-grader, Zack, comes home from school. “Mom, Dad, guess what we talked about today? There are kids all over the country who are trying to kill themselves, just because they were born gay or born in the wrong-sex body!”

Now, if this doesn’t make you drop the soup spoon, I don’t know what would.

“Yes,” he continues, quite agitated, “and I have to be really careful, so it’s not my fault!”

If you are a well-informed parent, you will sit your son down and separate fact from fiction as you unburden his manipulated young conscience. This is, of course, unless your son is an actual bully. But 99 times out of a hundred, your child has done nothing more than had the “wrong” thoughts – i.e., that two boys dating is really weird. But this is no longer permissible – in order to eliminate the dreaded “climate of hate.”

Consider yourself lucky: At least Zack told you. Many parents never hear about the nonsense laced into their children’s latest “anti-bullying” lesson. While we all deeply empathize with any parent who has lost a child this way, our American softheartedness is being massaged for full effect. Deceit and deviance have entered the schoolyard and will bring vastly more tragedy unless we get wise.

All over the country, parents are discovering that “anti-bullying” programs are a carte blanche for sexual-deviance promotion. Kids learn that unless they nod approvingly at homosexuality and gender-bending, they are all complicit in the worst damage that can ever happen to a fellow student.

This is suicide prevention? How about if we tell them the truth, that homosexuality is unsafe, unnatural, and no one needs to go there emotionally or physically? There’s a well-traveled road out of homosexuality that our kids deserve to hear. It would be a lifesaver for many.

But adult homosexuals in American education are busy driving this exploitative agenda. The National Education Association’s “GLBT Caucus” has led the giant union into every imaginable supporting policy for same-sex “marriage” and “GLBT” expression among students and teachers. This past summer, the NEA representative assembly passed a measure calling for “hate language” to be eliminated from schools because of bullying issues. Given their far-left leanings, do we have any doubt about what this means?

Among recent tragic teen suicides, some were, or were thought to be, involved in homosexuality. But the picture is mostly murky, with activists making unsupported accusations while downplaying any role played by personal struggles, peer conflicts and/or family issues.

Research has shown that teens have a higher risk of self-harm after “coming out,” and effeminate boys have a particularly high risk. The right questions are seldom even asked. Researcher Dale O’Leary has written that, “When an adolescent self-identifies as gay or bisexual, health-care professionals should ask, ‘Was this child sexually abused?'” O’Leary notes that 61 percent of self-identified gay teens in one major study who attempted suicide had been sexually abused.