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FRC Hate Group Leader Peter Sprigg Rips Obama's Inaugural Gay Rights Nod: VIDEO


Hate group leader Peter Sprigg from the Family Research Council was invited on CNN this morning to sound off on Obama's call for gay rights in his inauguration speech.

Surprise, he didn't like it. Said Sprigg:

"The irony is, homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else. But that fact that all people are created equal as individuals does not mean all sexual behavior is equal or that all personal relationships have an equal value to society at large."


Sprigg's erroneous and bigoted sentiment was echoed by National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown in a statement on the group's blog:

Brown"Gay and lesbian people are already treated equally under the law. They have the same civil rights as anyone else; they have the right to live as they wish and love whom they choose. What they don’t have is the right to redefine marriage for all of society. ...

...A presidential inauguration should be a time for the nation to come together; instead President Obama chose to voice his support for a radical agenda advanced by some of his biggest campaign contributors to redefine marriage for everyone. Marriage brings our nation together. The concept of gay 'marriage' would have been totally alien to our founding fathers, and the protection and advancement of marriage between one man and one woman will immeasurably serve the common good of this country and further strengthen our Union. Today the President should have thrown his support behind this beautiful vision of men and women coming together in love to raise the next generation. Nonetheless, we pro-marriage Americans pledge to defend the institution which the President has chosen to undermine once again."

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  1. know what else would have been "alien" to the Founding Fathers?

    A black President, running a country where women can vote.

    Also, airplanes. airplanes would have been very alien to them, too.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 22, 2013 12:04:07 PM

  2. Haha, Kiwi, I was thinking the same things. Also alien to them would be the internet, which Brian Brown himself uses to further his cause.

    Posted by: Tanoka | Jan 22, 2013 12:18:36 PM

  3. It amuses me when they say things like, "would have been totally alien to our founding fathers." So would: women's suffrage; emancipation; interracial marriages; cars; radio; television; computers; the Internet. Even the electric light bulb didn't exist until the mid-1800s, long after most of the founding fathers had died. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't exist now, just because they couldn't envision it then.

    Posted by: Charles McPhate | Jan 22, 2013 12:19:36 PM

  4. Yes Gay Americans DO HAVE the right to redefine any word we have the legal power to redefine. Just like any other American. It's the American Democratic process. And we are wining it. But what Gay Americans DON'T have the right to do, and which NOM and other Hate Groups are trying to do, is DENY those civil rights to other Americans.

    It false, a lie that Gay and Lesbian Americans are treated equally under the law. They are not.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Jan 22, 2013 12:21:01 PM

  5. do these men object to, let's say, an opera being described as a "marriage of music and text"?

    i suppose the bright side is that with every sound-bite these bigots unleash it only drives home the point that their only angle is anti-gay animus.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 22, 2013 12:33:31 PM

  6. Same rights? Under the tax code for a gay couple? For Social Security survivor benefits? For a host of other things?

    Posted by: Butch | Jan 22, 2013 12:39:48 PM

  7. Just as Mr. Sprigg does not have exclusive rights to the tenents of Christianity, he doesn't have the exclusive rights to the Founders.

    Posted by: Gus | Jan 22, 2013 12:42:10 PM

  8. Rage, rage against the dying of th light.

    I enjoy watching this bigoted dinosaurs spew their hatred. Even more, I will enjoy laughing at them when DOMA falls and their battle is lost. Members of these organizations have already begun to accept the battle is lost but their leaders can't see the writing on the wall for their blind hate. History will not be kind.

    Posted by: MikeBoston | Jan 22, 2013 12:49:03 PM

  9. "Dey tuk urr marradge! Durka durr!"

    Can we please have these types of posts in a different section? I don't care what these tools say. It's the same thing every d@mn time and all it does is remind me that there are backwards idiots like this that are given yet another public forum to vent their ignorance. I mean, just copy/paste anything else these two have said and put it here and no one would notice the difference. This is NOT news.

    Moving on.

    Posted by: AJ | Jan 22, 2013 12:54:49 PM

  10. to AJ's point, it might as well be "Ann Coulter says something racist, again, on Fox News"

    then it must be Tuesday.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 22, 2013 1:06:24 PM

  11. I know we are all thinking it: FU FRC.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jan 22, 2013 1:07:03 PM

  12. BB complains about President Obama's major contributors. What about your two major donors Brian?

    Posted by: Sylvatica | Jan 22, 2013 1:23:41 PM

  13. Why do CNN and some other networks keep giving air time to these talking heads? I can understand having debate in a country that is still divided on the issue. But at least don't have representatives from groups that have used violent rhetoric, or who can't make a rational arguments.

    Posted by: Stefan | Jan 22, 2013 1:27:02 PM

  14. So we gays have the same rights as straights.......that's great and news to me.

    So that means I can get a residence permit for the USA on foot of a valid foreign marriage to my boyfriend.......just like the straights who get married in London....their spouses can get residence permits for the USA.

    Wonderful .....just wonderful.
    brown, is this fat dude malevolent or just stupid ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jan 22, 2013 1:28:12 PM

  15. I have to give Soledad O'Brien a LOT of credit for putting up with people like this on a weekly or daily basis.

    Posted by: Stefan | Jan 22, 2013 1:29:57 PM

  16. If only these sub-humans could actually get their facts straight, their blood pressures wouldn't be so high, their children wouldn't be so f*cked up, and civilization would endure. Instead, their 180 degree rationality is sending the world into murder, disease, and hate....way to go satanists.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jan 22, 2013 2:03:07 PM

  17. "I have to give Soledad O'Brien a LOT of credit for putting up with people like this on a weekly or daily basis."

    I have to give CNN a lot of discredit for giving these hatemongers a pulpit to preach from. They wouldn't put the head of the Aryan Nation on as a legitimate voice, but they have no qualms giving a voice to bigoted anti-LGBT voices.

    Posted by: mike8787 | Jan 22, 2013 2:15:04 PM

  18. The FRC and NOM have a desperation about them like they know they have already lost, but hope that nobody else notices.

    Posted by: Howard | Jan 22, 2013 2:22:11 PM


    add your story, I just did it's fun! and you know Brown slowly scrolls through every entry while beating it with his other hand

    Posted by: arrant | Jan 22, 2013 2:37:38 PM

  20. They are SUCH ugly people, inside and out.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Jan 22, 2013 2:46:44 PM

  21. @Gregory Brown
    My sentiments exactly.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Jan 22, 2013 2:59:13 PM

  22. Why does Brian Brown always look like a bully who gets excited when he sees someone getting beaten up? gross.

    Posted by: NE1 | Jan 22, 2013 3:45:12 PM

  23. Fifty years ago, this ass hat would have been making the same stupid comments regarding whether the Civil Rights Acts were necessary.

    Posted by: labman57 | Jan 22, 2013 3:49:06 PM

  24. Somebody needs to rip the FRC a new one.

    Posted by: Dale | Jan 22, 2013 11:19:50 PM

  25. Sandy Hook would have been totally alien to our founding fathers. Try that one, Brian. Oh, you say you are Christian? How about start acting like one, and quit passing judgement upon know, it's a mortal sin to usurp the ultimate authority of God, and that means you will burn in Hell for all eternity. Better pack the Kevlar'll need it.

    Posted by: millerbeach | Jan 23, 2013 4:24:43 AM

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