The Jerry Sandusky abuse scandal was
propped up by the gay rights movement, conservative Linda Harvey has
said, media watchdog RightWingWatch.org
Sandusky, a former coach at Penn State,
has been accused of sexually molesting at least 8 underage boys,
charges Sandusky has denied.
Harvey, the founder of the Columbus,
Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the
conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, which is run by Joseph Farah,
argued in an American
Thinker op-ed that progressives want to normalize pedophilia.
“Through serial neglect, obfuscation,
and deceit, leftists have given youth a culture that is confused
about child-adult sex,” Harvey wrote under the headline Boy
Assault Is a Crime, Not a Sexual Debut.
“There's even a line of thought among
some homosexual advocates that says that young guys need to rethink
those first fumblings initiated by the coach, the uncle, the family
friend down the street,” she added. “The boy isn't necessarily a
victim, and it wasn't really criminal – it might have been the
boy's first 'gay' encounter.”
“When a child begins acting out with
age-inappropriate heterosexual behavior, the first suspicion is
molestation. When a youth begins calling him or herself 'gay' and
reveals early sexual experience, why are we not asking that same
Harvey has joined other social
conservatives who have used the scandal to demonize gay men and
lesbians, including Rush
Barber and Joseph
Farah, to name a few.