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

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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]

Comments

  1. danswon says

    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”.

  2. Steve says

    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.

  3. Quicksilver says

    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.

  4. woodroad34 says

    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?

  5. Dback says

    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?)

  6. Rick says

    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.

  7. Rick says

    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 kind…..is 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….

  8. anon says

    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.

  9. says

    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. 😀

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

    #nobodylovesyou

  10. Freddie says

    @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.

  11. Taylor says

    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.

  12. Toddy says

    Yes, if a young person says he or she is gay, there is no need for intervention, even if the child is as young as 4 years old. Children know their sexual orientation from a young age and should be allowed to explore it. Very few people are bisexual. They are gay and should start hanging out with other gays at a young age.

  13. jamal49 says

    @RICK: Your self-hatred and self-loathing is really quite distressing and your pathological misogyny is borderline psychotic. Perhaps professional counseling combined with a medicinal regimen might help you. Whatever your deep-seated, psychological issues of low self-esteem and lack of self-acceptance are, get help. Seriously. Before you do yourself or someone else grievous harm.

  14. q says

    “…Does it lift the burden of secrecy – or begin a different kind of struggle?…”

    I wonder if she points out in her latest ‘book’ that all this ‘secrecy and struggle’ is due DIRECTLY to her bigoty and hate, and those SHE embraces.

    Hey Linda, reality check; Want to see ‘secrecy and struggle’ disppear?

    YOU change the way YOU and people like YOU behave towards us. Stop making OUR lives miserable.

    ‘Cause if not; StupidFoolishHomophobicBigotWritesWhat?

  15. q says

    I thnk Rcik’s mom and grandma gang-banged. That’s why he hates women so much.

    Hey ricky, Answer us all this question; You think all straight males are suddenly gonna go gay and reject the Pussy in favor of the D???

    Because that’s exactly what your asinine post says.

    Let us know when You’ve submitted that Thesis to BYU. You should have plenty of online source material to back your case; All your own Posts…and nothing else.

    BWHAHAHAHAHA.

  16. Stephen says

    Yes, read to comments. I plan to read this trash so I can leave my own comment. I will have the courtesy to at least read the book before I give her a piece of me.

  17. NailHim says

    She’s a scary breeder. Because NO man wants to penetrate that vagina. It probably has piranha teeth !!! She’s a bitter old crone. Would do well as a nun.. And they do not get none.

  18. MZ says

    Given that the majority of homosexuals are married to straight women and playacting a ‘normal life’, I can see why straight women are worried about men being gay.

    Remember ladies that just because over 90% of straight men have sex with men while in prison does not mean that straight men are gay. In the same light, having sex with a padded hole in the wall and ejaculating while using it for friction does not make you bisexual.

    Last but not least, you need to remember that just because social norms and taboos imprison most gay men into feigned heterosexuality and marriage with women does not mean that the gay man you married is straight.

    So ladies, get over it and move on. Heterosexuals make up the majority of men and women, giving you a very large pool to select mates from. Stop trying to take gay men from gay men. Embrace the natural occurrence of homosexuality across a broad spectrum of species, including humans, and abandon you religion mediated false sense of sexual entitlement. We homosexuals have as much natural rights to our sexuality as heterosexual’s do to theirs.

    So straight ladies, leave us gay men alone and stop trying to force gay men to become marriage choices for you.

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