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Anti-gay activist panics about same-sex sleepovers and overnight camps

Linda Harvey worries adults or older children will try to entice younger children into same-sex activity

Linda Harvey – Photo: Mission America

“[A]ny time there is any kind of same-sex environment…it attracts the people that would take advantage of them, and then it will be someone of the same sex, so access is what these people want.”

–Mission America’s Linda Harvey, appearing on conservative activist’s Molly Smith’s From the Median radio program, discussing the dangers of single-sex summer camps and sleepovers.

Smith warned parents not to allow their children to attend same-sex camps, saying that sexual predators and morally corrupted children will try and take advantage of younger children and expose them to same-sex activity or other forms of “moral corruption,” reports Right Wing Watch.

“They want access to youth and access even to corruption,” Harvey said. “It might not be sexual, but it might just be moral corruption of some kind, their older peers who also are corrupted already. You know, so many kids are into pornography and homosexual pornography is part of that.

You know, kids are sexualized early only online, you don’t even have to have somebody involved in it,” she added. “So those may be the people that your kids are in a sleepover with or at camp with, you know, is these kids who are already highly sexualized and nobody may know it, but it’ll come out in the middle of the night.”

This is not Harvey’s first foray into anti-LGBTQ rhetoric. She has previously proposed the idea of establishing sanctuary cities for Christians that would exclude LGBTQ people, lamented the lack of companies that don’t embrace LGBTQ rights, and even accused the LGBTQ community of “raping” the rainbow, which she considers a symbol that once belonged to the Christian community.

Last year, she accused Hillary Clinton of “institutional child abuse” for pushing for anti-bullying measures that would protect transgender children from harassment and treat them according to their gender identity.

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