In an effort to boost her claim that
being gay is a choice, Christian conservative Linda Harvey argues
that gay people are secretly heterosexual.
Harvey, the founder of the Columbus,
Ohio-based Mission America, made her claim in a op-ed titled Reality:
Everyone is a Heterosexual.
“But try to tell that to the Human
Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and the various self-important 'gay'
wrote. “With claws and teeth exposed, the monster purveyors of
'tolerance' try to come off as noble moralists, but confront them
with the truth and the artifice falls. Their reactions are violent
for a simple reason: fear.”
“They wonder if they might actually
be heterosexuals after all.”
“'We can't let anyone figure this
out, not while this television coverage is going on!'” she mimics
HRC as saying during the Winter Olympics in Russia.
“So the perpetually ticked homosexual
movement will screech, prance and whine, accusing everyone in Russia
of mob attacks, or human rights violations, or whatever.”
“The infuriated 'gays' are all
closeted heterosexuals, terrified someone will find out and blow the
lid off this movement.”
“People have emailed me: What drives
these fanatics? Why are they so unhinged? It finally struck me.
They are desperately afraid.”
Nowhere in her rambling rant does
Harvey actually explain why, if gay adults are actually straight,
would they choose to be gay. Of course, that's not the point. The
point is to boost Russia's claim – enshrined in its law prohibiting
“gay propaganda” to minors – that forcing gays underground,
away from the eyes of children, will lead to a gay-free generation.