The hate group Mission: America has released a new guide for talking to kids about homosexuality. In it, Linda Harvey glosses over Bible verses — when the mob attempted to gang-rape the angels in Sodom, they “made life very hard for people in their community” — as she teaches kids that being gay is “sin” and “it’s always wrong”:
But once in a while, a man wants to date and love another man, or a woman wants to date and love a woman. Most cultures long ago decided this was very wrong. And they made rules against it, for a lot of good reasons (more grown-up stuff). First of all, two men can never create their own child. Neither can two women. And two men kissing– well, it just doesn’t seem right. That’s because it isn’t!
She goes on to explain that bullying is also “always wrong,” but so is telling people that being gay or transgender is okay:
BUT… 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 [sic] feel better by saying “gay” is okay.
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.
Harvey is directly encouraging young people to bully their LGBT peers. She rejects the notion that sexual orientation and gender identity are innate, core identities as social science has repeatedly explained. That “grown-up stuff” gets in the way of the Biblical condemnations she wants to proliferate in schools. Rates of anti-LGBT bullying are already high; according to GLSEN’s latest school climate survey, 82 percent of students reported being verbally harassed for their sexual orientation. Truth Wins Out once described Linda Harvey as “the most homophobic woman in America,” and her latest publication proves the point.