Social conservative Linda Harvey denies
the existence of gay people, media watchdog group RightWingWatch.com
Harvey is the founder of the Columbus,
Ohio-based Mission America and is a frequent contributor to the
conservative website WorldNetDaily.com, which is run by Joseph Farah.
During her weekend radio broadcast,
Harvey lashed out at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network
(GLSEN), a group dedicated to creating safe schools for LGBT teens.
Harvey insisted the group's latest
project, the GLSEN Sports Project, is not needed because such teens,
and for that matter adults, simply do not exist.
“There's one big fact that's not
backed up. There is no proof that there's ever anything like a gay,
lesbian or bisexual or transgendered child, or teen or human. One of
the other things you're gonna see as I mentioned is a big campaign
GLSEN's gonna roll out this year calling for 'respect,' respect! Not
just for people, but for homosexual lifestyle. The PR campaign to
hold up gay as a good thing: the lifestyle, not the person, because
there are no such humans.” (The audio is embedded in the right
panel of this page.)
Harvey is, of course, attempting to
suggest that being gay is a choice.
Harvey says gay bars spread HIV/AIDS.)