A US radio host has again spoken out against gay and lesbian people, this time saying that they are “empty”, and therefore want to “absorb the personality and identity of another person,”

Linda Harvey of Mission America, this week said that gay and lesbian people are attracted to people of the same sex because they are empty, and want to “absorb” the personalities of others.

“Those who have left homosexuality,” Harvey said, talk about how “they’ve once felt empty” and as a result want “to absorb the personality and identity of another person, even someone of the same sex because the vacant feeling inside is so great.”

“When others seem to have meaning and purpose, the feelings of self-pity can be overwhelming,” she continued.

Two weeks ago Harvey spoke on her programme to suggest that being gay is due to a “hormone imbalance”, similar to people who have eating disorders and become obese, and that it is a behaviour which can simply be “unlearned”.

Weighing in on the argument surrounding a gay Ohio couple who had their out-of-state marriage recognised last week by a judge because one of them is terminally ill, Harvey dismissed the case as “nonsense”.

Last month, Harvey attacked the US Supreme Court for its rulings in two key equal marriage cases, to call the justices “clueless, immoral leadership”.

PinkNews readers sometimes ask why it is that PinkNews reports on the latest vile outbursts by God Hates Fags organisers, the Westboro Baptist Church, or the most recent ludicrous and illogical statement by US radio personalities such like Linda Harvey

PinkNews founder Benjamin Cohen recently reflected on the importance of coverage on personalities such as Harvey, saying that by making the comments they do, they actually do a service to the LGBT community.