Urges Fairness to Conservative View
MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 3 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Mission America denounces the murder of two teenagers and the wounding of many others who were visiting a "gay" youth center in Tel Aviv, Israel. President Linda Harvey said this:
"We are deeply saddened by this violent act and the deaths of these young people, and pray for the perpetrator to be found and brought to justice.
"At the same time, it is deplorable this incident is already being used by the homosexual community to blame this act on those holding a traditional moral viewpoint. Israelis, just as anyone else on earth, should still have the right to oppose homosexuality for religious or other reasons without being called accessories to murder. The motive is still unknown; why engage in slanderous speculation?
"Are those who bravely stand up against the deviance of homosexuality--which violates the dignity and worth of those involved -- responsible for all crime against those drawn to the lifestyle? This kind of bigotry has no place in a civilized society and is wildly irresponsible, unjust and inaccurate."
Mission America (www.missionamerica.com
) is a Christian organization that has worked for over a decade to expose the harmful "gay" agenda directed at youth, and maintains that homosexuality is not an inborn condition. Such claims are without scientific merit . Those who have same sex attractions should see them as a sinful disorder, yet one that can be overcome. Thousands of admitted ex-homosexuals show the ever-present hope for change.
"It's tragic that any teens go to these centers, and we remain unequivocally opposed to their purpose, which is to legitimize this behavior and draw young people into claiming a homosexual identity, often without parental involvement or knowledge. " Harvey said. "Yet the reason we have for our opposition, is because of the harm homosexuality will do in these precious lives. I don't know any pro-family conservatives who would wish more harm to come into these young lives. We are in the business of trying to help them avoid risks simply by proclaiming there's a better way."
She added, "No one needs to be involved in homosexuality, but unfortunately, these two young people can no longer hear that message.
"Our greatest hope for all youth is that they live long and healthy lives. These kids' chance to do that has been stolen from them. Our prayers are with their families in this time of loss."