Christian conservative Linda Harvey has
described LGBT youth centers as “homosexual sex centers” where
“kids are being preyed upon by older homosexuals,” which has led
to a rise in HIV among young adults.
In a From the Media interview
with Molly Smith, head of Cleveland Right to Life, Harvey, president
of the Columbus-based Mission America, criticized such centers,
saying they put LGBT teens at risk.
“The things that go on in the
bathrooms at these centers … it's unbelievable,” Harvey
said. “It's everything you can imagine.”
“Social service agencies donate money
because, again, it’s considered a youth center. No, it’s a
homosexual sex center and kids should not be involved in this. This
is another way HIV is being spread, I think. There’s no question
that kids are being preyed upon by older homosexuals, and that’s
why you see Centers for Disease Control shows 13- to 24-year-old HIV
rates are going up.”
Harvey, of course, provided no evidence
to back up her claims.
She also chided school anti-bullying
programs as “pretty weak” for failing to tell teens that there is
“no such thing as a gay person.”
“There is no such thing as a gay
person,” Harvey said. “There are people with those attractions
and preferences, but not intrinsically, and those behaviors are
immoral and harmful. So, are they ever going to tell children that?
I would hope so, but these bullying programs are pretty weak on the
Harvey: Gay rights lead to abortions.)