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09/22/2010

Video: Who you callin 'radical', Peter 'export/criminalize gays' Sprigg?

by Jeremy Hooper

Peter Sprigg sat down to speak with the Christian Broadcasting Network about how "inappropriate" it is to engage in "social engineering" in the military:

*SOURCE: CBN

Although we don't really find the basic right of a citizen to fight and possibly die for his or her country to be all that "radical." In fact, when we think of "social engineering," we think more along the lines of a person who says that he'd like to export all of the gays and lesbians from the United States...


*SOURCE: Gays seek immigration reform [Medill Reports]

...and who then follows that up by saying he'd place criminal sanctions on any of the gays or lesbians who choose to stay put:


*SOURCE: MSNBC

Call us "radicals" if you must. We'll continue to call ourselves good and decent American taxpayers who'd prefer to live out our natural years in fairness and freedom, not in a jail cell on a remote island!

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*Oh, and lest you think it's just outlets like CBN that are willing to overlook Sprigg's unbelievably eye-opening comments, you should know that Newsweek is also featuring Peter in their latest DADT piece, indentifying him as nothing more than an FRC researcher:

Failure of Bill Repealing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Could Hurt Democrats in Midterms [Newsweek]

You know, because that's what major outlets do with religious figures who say they want to jail or deport any other kind of minority group: They give them plum quoting roles within their articles and punditry roles in front of their cameras, IDing them as mere voices of dissenting political opinion.

Wait a minute, what's that? No? Publications don't *AT ALL* do that with any other foe of any other kind of group? Only when it comes to the LGBT community, primarily? It's a disturbing double standard that is widely unaddressed/emboldened? And it does a major disservice to our discourse, putting a coldly inappropriate agenda on equal footing with principled, constituional goals?

Oh.

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