Linda Harvey has compared being gay to
Harvey, the founder of the Columbus,
Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the
conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, over the weekend spoke with
“ex-gay” therapist Floyd Godfrey.
Godfrey explained that he “healed”
himself of his homosexuality by getting a job as a mechanic, lifting
weights and befriending more men (heterosexual men, we assume).
Harvey and Godfrey compared gay people
to cannibals who become so envious of their leaders that they devour
“What I've heard of is that part of
that though is that you think that you could become what that person
is by being close to them, which I don't think the male-female you
never – is that accurate in any way? Almost like a cannibalism
kind of a feeling,” Harvey asked.
“That's true,” Godfrey answered.
“Dr. Elizabeth Moberly had talked about homosexuality like
cannibalism because we're so hungry. And that is what it feels like
to those who struggle with homosexual feelings, they're so hungry
they just want to eat it up, they want to assimilate, they want to
eat what they don't feel like they have. If you look at cannibals
they would eat the leaders of the tribe, they would eat those that
have the qualities they so admired. A young man with homosexual
attractions is so envious, he's jealous of other boys, he puts them
on a pedestal, he might idolize them, he's jealous of them, so he's
trying to assimilate what he feels like he doesn't have. So that's
where that metaphor comes from.”
to the exchange at Right Wing Watch.)