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Hate Group Family Research Council Exploits Robin Williams' Suicide To Promote 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

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With a shameless lack of compassion, anti-gay hate group Family Research Council (FRC) has used the death of Robin Williams to promote “ex-gay” therapy, reports On Top Magazine.

In a blog post published on Monday, Peter Sprigg, FRC’s senior fellow for policy studies, compared Williams' struggles with addiction and depression to people struggling with their sexual orientation.  

Comparing “ex-gay” therapy with addiction rehab, Sprigg asks why “socially liberal political activists” are not also trying to ban both:

“I ask the question because such activists are trying to ban a form of mental health treatment – not drug and alcohol rehabilitation, but 'sexual orientation change efforts' (SOCE), also known as 'sexual reorientation therapy.' Such therapy involves assisting people with unwanted same-sex attractions to overcome them.

“Whatever the motivation [for “ex-gay” therapy], there are those who have simply made a choice to walk away from the homosexual lifestyle, without clinical help – much like how Robin Williams simply stopped using drugs and alcohol in the 1980’s. Others have sought professional help, perhaps at the urging of family members, in the form of 'sexual reorientation therapy' – much like when Williams entered a formal alcohol rehab program in 2006. Whether simply through personal development, religious counseling, or with the help of a licensed or unlicensed counselor, thousands (if not millions) of people have experienced significant changes in one or more of the elements of their sexual orientation (attractions, behavior, or self-identification).”

Back in July, Sprigg said that the Employment Non-Discrimination Act represents a "direct assault on moral values," and is actually just an effort to legislate the "immorality of those who accept homosexual conduct."


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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CNN's Carol Costello Stomps Out Hate Group Leader's Boy Scout BS: VIDEO

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CNN's Carol Costello spoke with hate group leader Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council, the group who took out the full page ad in USA Today urging the Boy Scouts to retain its gay ban.

Sprigg says that parents have the right to protect their kids from teh gay.

Said Sprigg: "The mere fact that someone openly identifies themselves as homosexual means that they are modeling for boys the acceptability of homosexual conduct. And parents who do not agree with that view have a right to protect their children form that...They have a right to protect their children from the potential risk of child sexual abuse at the hands of men who might be attracted to other males."

Costello correctly asserts the APA study that shows homosexuals are not any more likely to molest kids than straight men.

"Unless you're condemning every single homosexual in the country as being a possible pedophile, that's not fair!"

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

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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."

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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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CNN's Carol Costello and Wayne Besen Rip FRC's Peter Sprigg for His Anti-Gay Hate: VIDEO

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CNN anchor Carol Costello, last seen on Towleroad hanging up on AFA hate group leader Bryan Fischer, sides with Truth Wins Out's Wayne Besen after he suggests it's odd that Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg is denouncing intolerance in the wake of the Giglio dismissal, considering Sprigg has called for the imprisonment and deportation of gays from the United States.

Interjects Costello, popping on to the screen: "Wait a minute. Wayne is right about that Peter."

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Hate Group Leader Peter Sprigg Hates Obama's International LGBT Memo: VIDEO

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Peter Sprigg of the hate group Family Research Council got on the air yesterday over at CBN and told the Christianists what they wanted to hear about Obama's memorandum on LGBT rights abroad:

"The Obama administration seems to be acting on the presumption that there is an international consensus that engaging in homosexual conduct is a fundamental human right...It's ironic that they are pushing this issue while at the same time deemphasizing the recognized right of religious liberty."

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