Christian conservative Linda Harvey has criticized the growing acceptance of the idea that people can be Christian and gay.

During an appearance on AFA's Today's Issues, Harvey, the founder of the Columbus, Ohio-based Mission America and a frequent contributor to the conservative website, and host Ed Vitagliano discussed the recent coming out Christian rock star Vicky Beeching.

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“I shudder for them,” she said of gay Christians as well as “ex-gay” Christians who renounce “ex-gay” therapy.

“We have to stop giving homosexuality special sin status,” Harvey warned, as if “that struggle is somehow different than the sin struggles of a lot of people for a lot of things and ultimately we come down on the side of what does God want me to do.”

When people believe that “homosexuality is fine,” Harvey said, they are basically “thumbing” their noses “in the face of God, and that is not a good position to be in.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)