A right-wing radio host told her listeners to make sure they keep their sweet precious minibigots away from gay doctors and nurses, lest the children become gay by being around them. Wait just a flaming hot second. I thought that being gay was a choice? Now it's contagious, too?
Linda Harvey of Mission America took to the airwaves yesterday to inform fellow Concerned Mothers that the Gay Medicinal Menace was real, and it was waiting to infect their sweet precious children, to lure them with the baubles and trinkets of the Gay Lifestyle, baubles and trinkets that are pretty much irresistible to young'ns. Kids love glitter and Cher. And what little girl's eyes don't light up at the sight of a good pair of Birkenstocks? Children are powerless to fight off the gay.
But let's say your eleven year-old has broken her leg rather badly and needs to be in the hospital a few days, which would you prefer: a nurse who's proud of her lesbianism, who has rainbow identifiers on her work clothing, or a nurse who does not?
I would like to suggest that parents think long and hard about this. If you want your children to admire people who proclaim a homosexual lifestyle, they're involvement with your child during a hospital stay is sure to be an influence. And let me be clear that folks involved in these behaviors can be certainly competent workers but they are tacking on to their workplace identity one that is highly offensive to many people and can be erroneously influential to children who won't, or shouldn't, see the whole picture of how this behavior really manifests itself.
She does realize that Neil Patrick Harris isn't a real doctor, right?
The only way for parents to avoid their children catching homoitis, according to Harvey, is to specifically request that no Sodomites have contact with their children. Write a letter, she suggests. Put lots of stickers on it. Tell the pediatrician that it's okay for homoseckshuls to treat your child in case of an emergency only, which is great because most hospitals keep an emergency lesbian physician's assistant behind glass in case of emergency.
In the mean time, if there's such thing as the American Society Of Evangelical Homosexuals, they should probably cancel that gigantic order of "Gay Fever: Catch it!" tee shirts in kids' sizes.
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