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01/16/2013

Peter Sprigg not excited for LGBT museum; likely fears the 'Can you believe FRC did that?!' wing

by Jeremy Hooper

Tim and Mitchell Gold are working to open an LGBT museum in D.C. To his limited credit, Family Research Council Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg says that FRC won't challenge the idea. However, Peter does want you to know that he despises the plans, what with gayness being so threatening to the world and all:

Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies at the Family Research Council, a Christian advocacy group that opposes same-sex marriage, said his organization is unlikely to try to obstruct the museum project as long as it does not receive government assistance. “Would the impact of a museum like this be beneficial?” Sprigg said. “In that I expect it to celebrate a form of sexual behavior that we believe is harmful to the people who engage in it and society at large, I wouldn’t consider it a welcome development.”
Gay couple behind effort to open LGBT museum in D.C. [Washington Post]

No, Peter—no sexual orientation is innately harmful to any person. Outside elements and certain choices can be harmful to any person of any sexual orientation. But being LGBT is not inherently dangerous, despite what you believe. Telling people that certain kind of humans are flawed and broken is, however, undeniably harmful to a great many. Going the step beyond that and claiming that these same humans are dangerous to society at large is in a a whole class of offense onto itself.

Then again, this is someone who has suggested both the criminalization and "exportation" of gay people. Based on these comments that he himself chose to put on the record, Peter might be most ticked that Tim and Mitchell chose our nation's capital for their planned museum and not a cell block on some remote island.

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