To Our Critics....
This gets tiresome, answering the 'non-judgmental' crowd.....
NOTE: If you have come here from a 'gay' blog, or the Southern Poverty Law Center's site, and you consider yourself a fair person, please take every accusation with a great deal of skepticism.
Mission America is not a hate group, as claimed by the far-left SPLC. In fact, based on how the SPLC has begun listing respected Christian conservative groups as if they could be compared with the likes of the Ku Klux Klan, it seems that the SPLC would qualify for this label itself by using such underhanded and invalid tactics.
Linda Harvey has pointed out many times that this is a deliberate and puzzling smear campaign, since there's no record of what reasonable people would consider 'hate' on the part of Mission America toward homosexuals, and in fact, quite the opposite. SPLC is using a diversionary tactic so people can avoid the core issues,like, is homosexuality inborn like race? ( No) Is it a positive, beneficial lifestyle? (No) Can people leave homosexuality? ( Yes!)
Linda Harvey also does not believe that homosexuals 'don't exist' or are 'not human beings.' Sadly, intentional deception and a smear campaign are in play. (Sigh!)....Somewhere along the line, a twisted version of what we really say, that homosexual desires and behavior are not inborn, is being attributed to our ministry. Before you make that vulgar call,or send that vicious email, please do your homework and double check your source. That has never been the plain meaning of anything we've written or said on the radio.
And since the publication of our book, Maybe He's Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality, the attacks on this ministry and the outright lies and distortions have increased, even calls for banning the book! And this is from liberals, who always claim to be about tolerance. This compassionate book for kids simply explains the common sense, Christian-based reality that no one has to be homosexual, it's still a sin (the Bible has not changed), and that it's a road kids should reconsider.
People can believe what they want to, but Mission America believes all people are created in the image of God, and our hope is that people will realize they do have a choice. No one is born homosexual,or bisexual, or 'in the wrong sex body.' Those desires may be strong, but they are not permanent, if you don't want them to be.
We are not the 'Klan.' we are not racists, we don't 'hate' homosexuals. We simply object to homosexuality,the behavior, which is unnecessary. And we spend a lot of time on this site pointing out why this is so (if you care to read and be fair).
Also, we don't wish for kids who are sadly drawn into homosexual or 'transgendered' behaviors to be bullied! Another attribution to us that is just a lie. We want all kids to be safe, which is why we are one of the few places telling them the truth about the hope they have. God's word makes that clear as well as one's own common sense.
And uninformed speculations about Linda Harvey's personal life are uncalled for and frankly, fall into the category of ad hominem attacks born out of desperation. She is doing just fine, thank you very much.
But none of us has time to debate with people who just don't care to read first and get the facts. Propaganda is an enemy to us all, and the truly intelligent person will read something other than shallow, vicious 'gay' blogs.
The fact that we have some critics may be a good thing. It may mean those who don't like the truth are bothered by it and eventually God may use their agitation to open their eyes and bring true salvation into their lives.
This is truly one of the ways God works, which is why telling the truth is still very important. Being comfortable is not always a good thing.
Jesus said, 'If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first' (John 15:18).
This isn't to say that Mission America might not make honest and unintentional mistakes. Where that happens, we will revise our articles accordingly.
But what gets really old are the flat out lies,or the twisted thinking, especially from the vicious blogger crowd.
We wish no harm to anyone, we hope all become believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and know the hope and true love that entails. And we welcome civilized, fair debate.
If you have any other polite and specific questions, please send an e-mail--but please listen to our radio shows and read the articles first.