By Jase Peeples
Originally published on Advocate.com May 13 2013 4:21 PM ET
RightWingWatch reports that Mission America’s conservative radio show host Linda Harvey is claiming LGBT news sites and blogs “that are sympathetic to the social and political goals of the homosexual movement” can deceive children into thinking they are gay.
In her latest program, she warned parents that “homosexual-themed pornography is extremely accessible to young people if they ever visit any websites covering the gay agenda as news” and “if they ... visit these sites some will experience sexual feelings and mistake these for the pervasive fiction of some inborn gay identity.”
In a classic case of antigay fearmongering, Harvey also claimed “Hollywood and even the top leaders in our country are all busy selling homosexuality to kids” and this message has the ability to “stir feelings in a young person that were not in play before.”
Listen to Harvey’s commentary on the dangers of LGBT news sites in the clip below.
Full transcript via RightWingWatch:
I’ve gotten calls over the years from parents who are brokenhearted because a young son or daughter has revealed a homosexual preference. My role is not to be a psychologist but I try to share some resources with parents who are coping with such a tough situation and they often share with me that pornography played a part, particularly with boys, in convincing them to believe they are gay. But usually by the time this comes out the feelings and fantasies have been nurtured for years. It seems to me that in the present climate where schools, Hollywood and even the top leaders in our country are all busy selling homosexuality to kids that we have to watch those other deceptive influences that can chime in on top of all this to stir feelings in a young person that were not in play before.
Internet pornography can be the kerosene on an already simmering fire of adolescent hormones and confusion, and these feelings can bring them to precisely the wrong conclusion. Manipulating feelings in the wrong direction is what pornography does anyway. Homosexual-themed pornography is extremely accessible to young people if they ever visit any websites covering the gay agenda as news. For instance, if your child was during a report on same-sex marriage just researching the political issue and visiting sites that are sympathetic to the social and political goals of the homosexual movement may quickly bring them in touch with explicit images because many of the homosexual news blogs have soft-porn gay dating sites or worse as ads. So what is the reaction of your son or daughter to such graphic images?
If they feel a curiosity it may start a process of wondering if they could be homosexual. This is not true of course but the really tragic thing is they are not likely to share this question with you the parent, it just seems too personal. If they follow up and visit these sites some will experience sexual feelings and mistake these for the pervasive fiction of some inborn gay identity. After all, isn’t this the message that kids get everywhere that ‘some of you are destined for homosexuality and there is nothing you can do about it so just go with it and be proud’? All of this, of course, is a lie. Adolescents will feel sexual feelings because they are in puberty and erotic images can evoke in an often unhealthy way a human sexual response.