Linda Harvey, the founder of antigay Christian organization Mission: America, has claimed that all oral and anal sex is gay, leading scores of LGBTQ people to mock her remark
In a column for the far-right site Barbwire, Harvey argued that teaching safe sex practices in schools is bad for children and that LGBTQ people are using sex education to corrupt students.
“Let’s not forget the deadly contribution of ‘LGBTQ’ advocates who demand ‘inclusive’ sex ed —i.e., lessons that outline in detail how kids can engage in anal and oral sex, the sex practices of homosexuals. These lessons often encourage masturbation and pornography use," she wrote. “Outright molestation isn’t always the outcome of ‘LGBTQ’ propaganda, but mental and moral corruption is.”
Rather than let a homophobe get them down, LGBTQ people have taken to Twitter to laugh at Harvey's assessment of oral and anal sex as exclusively gay practices.
This is cultural appropriation gone too far! Heterosexual kids being taught how to copy our oral and anal sex practices. I urge all gay men to rise up and reclaim our cultural heritage before it's too late https://t.co/6mBVMNO968
— Tim O'Rahilly (@timorahilly) September 17, 2018
IMPORTANT! WE ARE ALL GAY! ALL OF US!
YES, YOU ARE GAY! I AM GAY! WE ARE ALL GAY! (Except this one bitch...)
And why is it that all the people who are against blowjobs are the ones you wouldn't want to have blow you in the first place?https://t.co/3NB29paraT
— MisterGeeInLA (@MisterGeeInLA) September 18, 2018
"The sex practice of homosexuals", so, do all queers get to claim copyright on this now? How much are we owed?
— Fred Price #FBPE (@EchoSerenityXb) September 17, 2018
You know technically she’s not wrong. Oral sex is the practice of everyone and gays would fall under everyone in a Venn diagram circle https://t.co/vaBgFBCJVs
— Barbara (@Britebarb) September 18, 2018
Turns out I'm gay, and have engaged in numerous homosexual acts, just with women https://t.co/9CPjZjztqD
— Bryan Kim (@BKLivingLegend) September 18, 2018
Oh, honey. If you think oral sex is limited to us gays, it's time to find yourself a new man. https://t.co/BWsMxlV0XA
— Lucas Witherspoon (@LucasLascivious) September 18, 2018
Yeah, what straight guy would ever want a blowjob?
— Failed Banana Selfie (@3_finker) September 18, 2018
Harvey, who has a long record of homophobia, has yet to respond to the uproar, but Mission: America is already designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an active anti-LGBTQ hate group.
In this case, perhaps it's smartest to fight hate with laughter.