Anti-gay Wingnut Linda Harvey Writes New Book on How Youth Can Cope With Same-Sex Attractions


In the past, conservative radio host Linda Harvey has made quite a few outrageous, anti-gay claims: her belief that conversion therapy bans will increase the spread of HIV among youth and that Lady Gaga's anti-bullying foundation is really just a 'demonic perversion' among them. 

So who better to write a book for teens looking for compassionate, fact-based answers to their questions about their own sexual orientation or gender identity? In her new bookMaybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality, Harvey "helps" these struggling youth focus "on the bright future they can all have, regardless of the turmoil of adolescents, which for some may include same sex attractions or gender confusion."


BookFrom the book's description on Amazon:

"I'm gay." As more and more young people announce this is their identity, it's time to take a closer look. It's a profound declaration, a new civil right (they are told) and it's "who you are." But there's a problem. Are we sure this is the truth? 

Does this identity bring the promised liberation and the key to a whole new life? Does it lift the burden of secrecy - or begin a different kind of struggle?

One cringes at the thought of any level-headed parent giving this book to their son or daughter...

[via Good As You]

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  1. Why does Amazon continue to peddle the wares of hate-filled bigots? I'm guessing they just don't do their research or their inventory is too vast. All a parent has to say to their child on this subject is "Whatever makes you happy, makes me happy".

    Posted by: danswon | Dec 31, 2013 8:59:03 AM

  2. If this book were to be made into a movie it would rival Silence of Lambs in it's scariness.

    Posted by: Ben Nevis | Dec 31, 2013 9:04:23 AM

  3. All her sage in less than 100 pages. Amazing

    Posted by: jjose712 | Dec 31, 2013 9:14:58 AM

  4. Beautiful comments over at Amazon. xD

    Posted by: bollox | Dec 31, 2013 9:15:20 AM

  5. Linda has a B.A. in English. Golly. Sure sounds qualified to write a book on all this science-y stuff.

    Posted by: P | Dec 31, 2013 9:18:18 AM

  6. A couple of years ago when the conservative War On Women (W.O.W.) was shrill and bizarre, a friend asked me why Tea-publicans had such disrespect for women. My reply, "Look at their women." This idiot opens her word hole and everything that falls out is ridiculous.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 31, 2013 9:26:44 AM

  7. She is as qualified to talk about science as priests are qualified to talk about marriage and women.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 31, 2013 9:27:52 AM

  8. I mean priests of the Catholic genre.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 31, 2013 9:28:51 AM

  9. Yeah because being a religious crackpot qualifies you to write a book on human sexual development - something best left to peer-reviewable scientists, I would think.

    Posted by: Quicksilver | Dec 31, 2013 9:31:03 AM

  10. Read the one five-star review:

    And if the name "Timothy Kincaid" rings a bell, it's because you read Box Turtle Bulletin.

    Posted by: Hunter | Dec 31, 2013 9:37:19 AM

  11. These people will never give up and will be heroes in their own small and small-minded circles.

    Posted by: Matt27 | Dec 31, 2013 9:52:25 AM

  12. Yes, and I'm writing a book to my 13 yo self: "I'm Straight: Are you sure?"

    My forward will look something like this (and oddly similar to Mz Harvey's)

    ""I'm straight." As more and more young people announce this is their identity, it's time to take a closer look. It's a profound declaration, a new religious right (they are told) and it's "who you are." But there's a problem. Are we sure this is the truth?

    Does this identity bring the promised liberation and the key to a whole new life and opposite sex marriage? Does it lift the burden of being a breeder - or begin a different kind of struggle?"

    When I think of the future and how mankind will evolve....I don't see her kind anywhere--there will be cave drawings, of course, to show they existed...and some cracked pottery (and cracked books like this one); but that's all. I now believe, despite some naysayers, that dinosaurs did exist at the same time as humankind--who knew they could write?

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Dec 31, 2013 11:10:45 AM

  13. The only crumb I will toss her is that I have at least three male friends who are overwhelmingly heterosexual (though all have had at least one bi-curious moment or feeling while coming of age), and all went through an "Am I gay?" phase, largely because 1) they didn't fit the societal stereotype of what a boy "should" be (aggressive, tough, a jock, etc.), and 2) they had deep, strong desires for male companionship--best friends--and wanted to be unafraid to be affectionate with them. In our society, even if you're straight, #1+#2= Gay, at least in the eyes of others, and you are judged accordingly. It'd probably be jarring for these guys' high school classmates if they went back to a reunion with pictures of their wives and kids. It's sad how many straight guys purposefully cut off any and all "sensitive" qualities--and how often their friendships suffer--because of misguided fears that they might be gay. (And obviously, even if they are, who cares? Should it matter?)

    Posted by: Dback | Dec 31, 2013 11:16:17 AM

  14. Oh, and that picture of her smiling -- it looks like she just farted and is trying to pretend it didn't happen.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Dec 31, 2013 11:22:10 AM

  15. Notice how the title of her book is "Maybe HE is not gay".....not "Maybe SHE is not gay".....nor "Maybe YOUR CHILD is not gay".....

    No, "Maybe, HE is not gay"

    Why is that? It's obvious, isn't it? The REAL target of straight women is increasingly MALE homosexuality, which they are increasingly threatened by, because acceptance of it among men signals the end of female social power.......Once men no longer need women sexually, emotionally, or socially--then women can no longer manipulate men to get what they want out of them, either at the individual or societal level.....with all that implies for their ability to "empower" themselves.

    This is why the face and voice of homphobia--particularly homophobia that is focused on men--is increasingly female, even as men become less and less homophobic by the day.

    Women are NOT our friends.....and whether some of you like it or not, you are going to be forced to come face-to-face with that reality sooner rather than later.

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 31, 2013 11:23:08 AM

  16. And by the way, trying to write them all off as a bunch of "right wing kooks" just does not bear close scrutiny. Angela Merkel and Julia Gillard are not "right wing kooks", neither is the President of A&E who has made it clear that the most overt homophobia imaginable is perfectly acceptable on the network she runs.

    I understand why many of you try to pretend to yourselves that the growing hostility of straight women towards male homosexuality...and male intimacy of any only limited to a few, but it isn't, and, as I said, you are going to be forced to face that reality sooner rather than later, whether you want to or not....

    Posted by: Rick | Dec 31, 2013 11:35:09 AM

  17. The problem for Ms. Harvey is that "Is My Husband Gay?" is one of the most popular questioned ask of Google as women search for what is wrong with their marriages. I'm sure that those women would love to tell Ms. Harvey how much they appreciate her efforts.

    Posted by: anon | Dec 31, 2013 11:48:34 AM

  18. That pic is a zillion years old. Here is her recent glory..

    Posted by: ChrisQ | Dec 31, 2013 11:53:27 AM

  19. Hmmm...let's see. You can have parents like mine, that celebrate and champion their children for who they are.

    Or parents like Rick Warren, who drive their youngest sons to suicide.

    Which sounds healthier?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 31, 2013 11:55:43 AM

  20. I'm looking forward to her next book, "Maybe He's Not Left-handed: Another View on Left-Handedness."

    Posted by: Kieran | Dec 31, 2013 12:04:06 PM

  21. Hey Rick! Happy New Year! Perhaps you'd like to share personal stories, via a videoblog, about how amazing your father has been with accepting you as a gay man. :D

    but'cha CAN'T, Blanche! Ya CAN'T show yourself! hehe.


    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Dec 31, 2013 12:06:59 PM

  22. @Rick.

    It is odd that this wicked bigot chooses to single out male homosexuals, but they ALL do. That's because most male anti-gay thugs are closeted gay males.

    Posted by: Freddie | Dec 31, 2013 12:12:06 PM

  23. 1-star reviews across the board....the Amazon marketplace should weed this one out pretty quickly.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 31, 2013 12:16:24 PM

  24. You do try and label all of those who disagree with your life style as right wingnut etc etc. In the south there are MANY democrats who feel as the Robertson guy did.

    Posted by: Taylor | Dec 31, 2013 12:22:53 PM

  25. We need a book on how LGBT youths and their parents can cope with wingnuts like Harvey. But I guess we have lots of such books now.

    Posted by: john patrick | Dec 31, 2013 12:26:55 PM

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