Former hospital executive: Gay and lesbian doctors are dangerous

Thu. October 27, 2011 1:46 PM by News Staff

Columbus, Ohio - Former hospital executive Linda Harvey is warning parents that having a gay or lesbian doctor take care of a child might be hazardous to the child's health.

Harvey is a former executive at Ohio State University Hospitals. She founded a group called Mission: America, which considers itself a "Christian" and "pro-family organization."

"Let's say your 11-year-old has broken her leg rather badly and needs to be in the hospital a few days," she said on a radio show broadcast on Oct. 18. "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?"

Later, she said: "For routine in-hospital care where contact with your child would be required, your values should be respected."

Mission America's website's title says: "Learn the Truth about Homosexuality, Witchcraft."

The website includes links to the Family Research Council's glossy brochure "10 Myths About Homosexuality," which includes supposed myths like "People are born gay."