The Republican controlled Senate in Michigan recently passed an anti-bullying law that allows Christians to bully homosexuals or any other student they don’t agree with on religious grounds. In response to the tragic string of bullying occurring across the country, Congress is considering anti-bullying legislation called the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Nondiscrimination Act. These pieces of legislation would better protect students from being bullied. But Linda Harvey of Mission America in Ohio doesn’t agree in the slightest.
Linda Harvey opposes anti-bullying laws because she believes such laws lead to indoctrination. Specifically speaking, she opposes the laws because she thinks schools will be turned into indoctrination camps that will force kids to accept homosexuality. Here is what she said on her radio program.
Linda Harvey: “As we’ve found out time and again, so-called conservative, pro-life politicians are sometimes wrongly persuaded that homosexuality is a worthy lifestyle and cause. This amounts to promotion of these lifestyle’s to kids brought into schools in the Trojan Horse of anti-bullying programs. We already have these programs in many schools, but federal involvement adds a troubling new dimension. If these amendments pass, they do nothing to protect kids that isn’t already available at the local level. The only thing they will do is threaten local school districts with a cutoff of federal funds if the schools aren’t turned into indoctrination camps where conservative viewpoints are systematically silenced all to fulfill the fondest wishes of those who want traditional morality to disappear.
Special rights for homosexual behavior are not needed. This makes me very sad for every child in our schools who will be subjected to this deception. There is a very well-traveled path out of homosexuality that every child deserves to hear about. But no, this will become like California in every state, a bigoted mandate to force everyone to accept and approve of homosexuality. Please call our Ohio senators, Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown, tell them in that in the upcoming, big education bill, we don’t want the federal government using bullying prevention as a tool to force approval of homosexuality and gender bending on children, teachers and families.”
Linda Harvey is a bigot and she is a very misguided one at that. Anti-bullying laws are not tools for indoctrination. They are tools to protect kids from hate and intimidation. In no way is a kid going to be forced to accept homosexuality. Anti-bullying laws protect every child from being bullied, including Christians. Harvey is just fuming mad because she believes Christians have the right to hate, intimidate, and bully those they don’t agree with. Perhaps someone should bully her and show her what it’s like.