Linda Harvey has called on Christians
and churches to fight against gay rights like they did slavery.
Harvey, the founder of the Columbus,
Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the
conservative website WorldNetDaily.co, stated
Monday on her radio show that “homosexuality is ripping apart
people's lives and families” in calling for Christians and churches
to fight against it like they did slavery.
“Many of us watch in dismay as
younger and younger children are told that homosexuality is a right
for some people,” Harvey told her audience. “Our church youth
groups are busy with paintball and trips to amusement parks but doing
relatively little to equip our children to apply the word of God to
this current debate. How corrupted do children have to get before
adults will cry out and say: No more. I hear people saying, 'Well we
don't want to get into politics.' Strangely that objection is only
raised when the subject is abortion or homosexuality, yet there is
nothing wrong with Christians and even churches getting involved in a
political issue. People of conviction do it all the time. Hundreds
of the more liberal churches are very outspoken about how to use
government dollars for entitlement programs, for instance.
Abolishing slavery, wasn't that politics? Didn't Christians like
William Wilberforce rise up and fight in the political realm two
centuries ago to do what was right? They were called extremists then
too. But actually no, this is not only about politics.
Homosexuality is ripping apart people’s lives and families. I
can't tell you how many sad tales I've heard from people who've seen
the destructive effects of homosexual behavior in the life of a son,
a daughter, a brother or a sister. The first battleground of ideas
is one's own mind. We need to equip our kids to stand firm in their
convictions and know how to defend them.”