Anti-gay rights activist Linda Harvey
says she removed her latest book Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View
on Homosexuality from Amazon.
Harvey told The
Christian Post that she was responding to a “smear
“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,” Harvey said.
“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
reviews,” Harvey added.
Several sites criticized Amazon for
carrying the book. Back2Stonewall
said it was “beyond disgusting” that Amazon would sell a
“potentially dangerous book aimed at parents and LGBT youth and
Harvey, the founder of the Columbus,
Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the
conservative website WND.com, is a vocal opponent of gay rights.
She has in the past declared
President Barack Obama the “most racist president in U.S. history”
for endorsing gay rights, labeled school anti-bullying
programs as “selling gay behavior,” and said that a
healthy society would discriminate against gays.
Still, she insisted that Maybe He's
Not Gay is not hateful.
“This book reflects concerns for all
students, concerns about the damage homosexual behavior and activism
is doing in young people's lives and to our country,” Harvey said.
“Anyone who reads the book with an open mind and a fair appraisal
will not think it's hateful, but exactly the opposite.”