Family Research Council’s Sprigg: I’d Prefer to Export Homosexuals

The Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg spoke to the Medill Reports about the Uniting America Families Act, which would eliminate discrimination with regard to foreign partners of gay and lesbian citizens, allowing them to obtain permanent resident status in the same way that spouses do.

SpriggNot surprisingly, Sprigg had some unenlightened things to say about how he feels gays and lesbians should be treated with regard to immigration.

Said Sprigg: “I would much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than to import them into the United States because we believe homosexuality is destructive to society.”

And no doubt he would if he could.

Watch the video here (top of page).

Gays Seek Immigration Reform [medill reports]
(via citizen crain via daily dish)


  1. rob adams says

    It’s important that, in these waning days of the UltraRight-Wing, we identify these Christ-Nazi citizens and learn their motives and plans. They are extremely dangerous to American Democracy.

    Christian-Nazism has no place in American politics.

  2. patrick nyc says

    “I would much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than to import them into the United States because we believe homosexuality is destructive to society.”
    Funny we feel the same about you. What a tool.

  3. crispy says

    Jesus fucking christ, they want to run us out of the country now? Somebody seriously needs to start putting a bullet in one of these motherfucker’s heads. Where’s our version of the Black Panthers?

  4. Daniel says

    I wasn’t aware of this partnership bill. I hope more gets posted on this status of this as it moves thru (or doesn’t) to legislation. Years ago (like 8 or 9) there was something similar in Congress, i think referred to as the Valentine’s Act, which would assist getting foreign-born partner’s into the US. But then 9/11 happened & i guess it got forgotten about as immigration tightened?

  5. RB says

    Export? For real? This man makes me want to march in the streets waving the flag! Who does he think he is talking about “exporting”. What a fool!

  6. Sinda says

    I meam, why give this idiot free publicity. I am so used to these type of comments from these hate groups that I’m no longer as offended as I used to be.

  7. Wheezy says

    Dear Mr. Sprigg,

    The Family Research Council has lots and lots of money and can raise even more. If you wish to export LBGT to another country, I would suggest you start offering college/vocational scholarships to LBGT persons.
    After graduation, Canada would be happy to import those useful queer diploma holders. And I promise you, we’d never come back.


  8. says

    Dear Mr. Sprigg,

    Can your organization please hook me up with a job, a sponsor, and an immigration lawyer in Vancouver, Toronto, London, Berlin, or Amsterdam?

    A homosexual who is tired of the USA

  9. David says

    Oh, no! Mr. Sprigg, I have every intention of staying here to make sure I make your life as difficult as possible. What with that and bringing down society, I’m pretty busy. Oh, and please get a nicer haircut. Just because you’re a low-life trash in a suit, you should at least comb your hair.

    See ya, girlfriend.

  10. qjersey says

    The LGBT community should slowly start buying up property in Staten Island, after all it was named after the Dutch parliament!

    There are only 500,000 residents and plenty of open space! Shouldn’t take us long. Then we can secede from the union!

  11. Derrick from Philly says

    Can y’all please see that men like this fascist asshole who have real power within Conservative movement are far more dangerous to us than the LIBERAL Jeremiah Wrights in this country.

  12. mike says

    Rob Adams, with all due love and respect, these are NOT “the waning days of the UltraRight-Wing”. In fact, those people have only just begun…..

    And I agree with Crispy: maybe some christy-bashing is what all this will have to come to.

  13. Zeke says

    I think DERRICK makes a good point.

    The Family Research Council, along with Focus on the Family, the Traditional Values Coalition, the American Family Association, the Moral Majority and others like them are where Bush and the Republicans get their spiritual counseling and advice.

    Is there anyone here who actually believes that Jeremiah Wright and his controversial style of liberation theology is the real threat to secular values in America today?

  14. nic says


    no. i hope not.

    re: sprigg.

    this is why i think that people need to take their noses out of the bible and study history. where do these nitwits think the western concept of jesus as a man with long, wavy, brown hair came? it was from the great european homos of the renaissance: leonardo da vinci, michelangelo, donatello, raphael (yes, all the ninja turtles) and so many others.

    never mind the contributions, by dint of their strength and wisdom, to western culture that alexander the great and hadrian made. never mind the intellectual contributions of christopher marlowe (whom shakespeare emulated), sir frances bacon, and so many others made. but more pertinent to present civilization was the contribution those queers (who would otherwise be destroying society) made to the salvation of the west. one of those was alan turing who solved the encryption of the german enigma machine, which enabled the allies to defeat germany.

    oh yes, export us all. then you are welcome to the hell on earth that america will become.

  15. GregV says

    I find it very insulting that the reporter refered to the Family Research Council as a “pro-family” group rather than refering to those supporting the gay families as pro-family. The FRC is nothing but an anti-gay hate group who have given themselves a scientific-sounding name in spite of the fact they don’t do any real “research.”
    Would she have refered to the Klan as a “pro-American group” and to a Grand Dragon suggesting shipping blacks out of the country as a pro-American? Anyone can see how insulting that would be to blacks who consider themselves Americans too.
    The mainstream media has a tendency to use the anti-gay lobby’s insulting lingo without even seeming to be aware of the bias it betrays.

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