A Book on How to Destroy Your Gay Teen Son Is Vehemently Defended by World Net Daily

Posted: January 29, 2014 in homosexuality
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There are a couple links that are relevant to this story and that will give you much more background and context than the WND version. Perhaps best is from The Friendly Atheist, who wrote, How to Ruin Your Gay Kid’s Life: Inside Linda Harvey’s Book ‘Maybe He’s Not Gay.’ That title may give you an idea about what this is about, if you couldn’t tell from the title of this blog post. Also relevant are three posts from Joe.My.God:

To quote the author herself:

“I saw the rotten reviews, a smear campaign by those who had not read the book, and the publisher attempted to get Amazon to pull the ad hominem reviews, but they were not immediately responsive. So, since the book is brand new and I didn’t want it to be harmed by this uninformed and vicious campaign stimulated by ‘gay’ bloggers, I decided to pull the page for now. We have the option to re-post it, but hopefully by that time, the book will have been read by others who will be honest and sincere, and at any rate, fair in providing review. This book reflects concern for all students, concern about the damage homosexual behavior and activism is doing in young people’s lives and to our country. Anyone who reads the book with an open mind and a fair appraisal will not think it’s hateful, but exactly the opposite.”

Okay, with all that out of the way, let’s get to the WND story, written by Cliff Kincaid: “‘Maybe He’s Not Gay’ Prompts Homosexual Backlash,” posted on January 8, 2014. Kincaid wrote:

The “Maybe He’s Not Gay” book “seeks to tell kids the truth about homosexual behavior,” Harvey says. It explains in a conversational tone why no one is born homosexual, the health risks associated with the lifestyle and factors that may lead to same-sex attractions.

Harvey asserts that the homosexual movement is revolutionary and designed to overturn traditional cultural values. “It’s a revolution, both inside the minds and hearts of today’s youth – and in our culture,” her book says.

Uh huh. If you click on nothing else I’ve ever linked to (so far), I strongly urge you to click on that link to The Friendly Atheist blog, wherein Camille Beredjick explains that this is not a harmless book, but one that has the real potential to destroy young childrens’ lives. Here are a few snippets:

As she introduces the book, Harvey describes homosexuality as “an emperor without clothes,” claiming repeatedly that gay people’s “feelings” (I can just hear her saying it in a mocking voice) are totally misguided and don’t actually reflect facts or represent the “truth” — which is, apparently, that nobody can be gay.

The “factual” pillars she believes we’re violating are that being gay hasn’t been proven to be genetic and that there are “risks” associated with homosexuality — as you may have guessed, she throws around lots of outdated data and incorrect stereotypes about HIV/AIDS. (Chapter 4 is called “Friends Don’t Let Friends Be Gay,” and it’s all about gay sex. Which religious conservatives seems rather obsessed with…)

… The part of this that made me start to hyperventilate is when she compared homosexuality to skipping class, being overweight, cheating on exams, cheating on a spouse, or even developing an eating disorder: all behaviors she considers “not genetic, high-risk, and changeable.”

… She also whines that acceptance of homosexuality will lead kids to start wondering about sex, and having sex earlier, and that we’ll all have to accept it. Wrong, wrong, wrong. If your child sees a same-sex couple and their first question is how that couple has sex, you need to have another conversation entirely.

… Later, she defends parents who kick their gay children out of their homes. She suggests that children whose parents don’t try to shield them from homosexuality will commit suicide. She says that it’s the responsibility of churches to try to warn people about homosexuality. She suggests that gay teenagers are the victims of broken homes or sexual abuse. She waxes poetic on Sodom and Gomorrah. And finally, she says that God is the answer to a troubled life of homosexuality.

How will this destroy your child? Because if you are a parent who doesn’t know what to do when you either suspect or are told by your child that they are gay, and you go to Linda Harvey’s book for advice, you will “learn” that your child is just confused, a pervert, can change, and if they refuse to, then you should kick them out of your house onto the street. Oh, and that your own home is a broken one and you or your spouse or someone else may have sexually abused your child which is what caused them to think they’re gay.

I don’t support banning books. But if I did, Linda Harvey’s book would certainly be near the top of my list.

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