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FRC Hate Group Leader Peter Sprigg Says ENDA Is Legislating Immorality: AUDIO

SpriggWith the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) receiving bipartisan approval in the Senate HELP committee this month, the right-wing hysteria over a potential future where sexual orientation is protected against employment discrimination has steadily grown.

Right Wing Watch reports that Peter Sprigg (pictured right) of the hate group Family Research Council, stopped by Janet Mefferd's radio show yesterday to stoke fears that ENDA represents a "direct assault on moral values," and is actually just an effort to legislate the "immorality of those who accept homosexual conduct."


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  1. It should be criminal to go out in public with a wig like that.

    Posted by: sylvatica | Jul 18, 2013 5:48:58 PM

  2. Would it be possible to dedicate one day, or even better a whole week, where the site doesn't publicise all the hate-mongering. Yes, we all are aware of how much of it exists. It is enough that we have to be confronted by it through the mainstream media and other outlets. It would be so nice to visit a site like Towleroad and not be subject to such frequent vitriol.

    Maybe I'm asking too much.

    Posted by: Scrammy | Jul 18, 2013 5:54:57 PM

  3. I stopped caring what these people thnk.

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Jul 18, 2013 5:56:44 PM

  4. When religious hate groups are forced to defend their right to be cruel, hateful and discriminatory because their God told them to be cruel, hateful and discriminatory, we win.

    I think we're winning.

    Posted by: Trev | Jul 18, 2013 6:08:43 PM

  5. Without our "immorality," he'd be out of a job.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jul 18, 2013 6:18:09 PM

  6. Without our "immorality," he'd be out of a job.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jul 18, 2013 6:18:24 PM

  7. Not long ago, most people would nod their heads to someone like Peter Sprigg's exact c

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | Jul 18, 2013 6:21:12 PM

  8. comments here. Now, most would not. Our gay and straight leaders, colleagues, families, and friends have blessed us. But the fight is not done yet. And Sprigg still has remarkable influence. If black people, for instance, don't vote as much in the next election, the presidency, the Supreme Court, and maybe even the Senate could tip against us?

    Posted by: Just_a_guy | Jul 18, 2013 6:23:59 PM

  9. @JUST-_A_GUY... People need to turn out and vote in the 2014 mid-term election just as much as they did in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections or the Republicans will take over the Senate. Nate Silver is already predicting that the Repugs will likely get 50 or 51 seats. Of course, he is probably basing that on the usual lower turn-out numbers that happen in off years. Vote, Vote, Vote It was the result of the 2010 off year election that allowed the Repugs to gerrymander everything in the states to keep control of the House even though they received fewer votes overall.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 18, 2013 6:28:55 PM

  10. Is it "homosexual conduct" to live together? To sleep in the same bed without touching? To go on a date? To snuggle on the couch?

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 18, 2013 6:38:11 PM

  11. ""direct assault on moral values," and is actually just an effort to legislate the "immorality of those who accept homosexual conduct.""

    So, let me get this straight (pun somewhat intended):

    "Legislating" values that include inclusiveness and equality for everyone is bad, but "legislating" values that discriminate based on religious grounds (something congress is *expressly forbidden to do*) is somehow good?

    Posted by: MikeKV | Jul 18, 2013 6:50:29 PM

  12. It's important to highlight this because the fight about ENDA is supposed to be about religious liberty.
    Sprigg simply says out loud what they really mean and that is a desire to discrimanate against gays,lesbians and trans without reprucussions.

    Posted by: Kevin | Jul 18, 2013 7:12:34 PM

  13. Yeah, I guess legislating morality from a heterosexual point of view didn't work so well; then again "legislating immorality" has a more je nais se quois air to it and I kinda like it....mmmmm, immorality....

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jul 18, 2013 7:52:55 PM

  14. I am with SCRAMMY

    Why, why, why, do we keep seeing posts about groups that may be tiny and ineffectual (or may be important) without any mention of their reach or their power?
    Is it because they make an easy quote, and there are stills and video readily available, or is is due to their actual import on us?
    Who is "Janet Mefford"??? Is she on a big network or a local show?
    How many members does the FRC have? Is it 3 suits funded by a crazed billionaire? We don't know.

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 18, 2013 8:23:54 PM

  15. Everyone should send him a copy of the new Sayyid Qutb biography.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 18, 2013 9:02:10 PM

  16. Peter Sprigg has a gay voice...not that there is anything wrong with that.

    Posted by: Fritz | Jul 18, 2013 10:30:07 PM

  17. I agree with Bob, this sounds pretty low profile to me. Unfortunately, we give this guy credibility by reacting to his pronouncements.

    I know this site wants to report the "news" but I'm not sure this is even relevant unless it's placed in context. A better writer would do that for us.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Jul 18, 2013 10:42:50 PM

  18. One question ---- Are Unitarians Christians? If they are then we have a right to marry....

    Posted by: louis | Jul 18, 2013 11:36:25 PM

  19. The Christian Taliban speaks their stupidity once again.

    Posted by: bructer | Jul 19, 2013 2:14:55 AM

  20. Why does Towleroad give him attention? Because he routinely appears on CNN, Fox, MSNBC, New York Times, etc. Don't complain about it here, complain about it to the other media outlets.

    Posted by: homer | Jul 19, 2013 8:34:39 AM

  21. I thought FRC had something to do with porn...oh wait I was thinking of RFC (Raw F*ck Club) & I think MateoM hit it on the money.

    Posted by: forrelishingc*cks | Jul 19, 2013 9:19:23 AM

  22. No it isn't.

    Posted by: RMc | Jul 19, 2013 9:56:09 AM

  23. For f***'s sake catch up with every other European country already !

    Who is this Neanderthal ?
    Does he have a real job ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 19, 2013 10:18:08 AM

  24. @ANON Let's take your words and put them on billboards all over the country. It ain't over until it's over and unless we (and I mean LGBTQ people, our allies, our friends, our families ALL OF US) get out the vote in 2014, the Republicans could very well increase their hold on The House and take control of The Senate not to mention increase their hold on states' legislatures all across this nation.

    Vote. Vote. Vote. Vote out the Republicans in 2014!!!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 19, 2013 10:45:31 AM

  25. I keep wondering why so many strait people keep trying to keep Gay People from enjoying their lives together. After observing many Strait families in public with their constant bickering, and their unruly children, it is no wonder that they object to happy Gay families.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Jul 20, 2013 12:55:37 PM

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