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Forget consumer goods. In Sprigg's world, gays would be chief U.S. export

by Jeremy Hooper

200803031640-1We've written about the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg on more than one occasion.  Recently, we addressed the shortsighted portrait of marriage that he painted for the Maryland legislature.  Last month we talked about the way he was passing the buck on transgender antipathy, disconnecting himself from the role he plays in keeping such bias alive.  In the summer of 2007, we took on a USA Today Op-Ed that Mr. Sprigg had penned.  Or back In 2006, there was the time when he said that "putting a homosexual in charge of AIDS policy is a bit like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse."

So yea, he's ruffled our feathers a number of times.  However, his latest doozy makes all the others combined seem almost tolerant!

In an interview with Medill Reports, Sprigg gave the following comment on the topic of immigration equality for gays:

"I would much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than to import them into the United States because we believe homosexuality is destructive to society."

Yes that's right -- these "loving" "pro-family" types are actually now owning up to the fact that would like to ship us out of this nation!  They're not even trying to save our souls or "convert" us anymore.  They are seriously implying that if their organized movement had their way, gay American citizens would be forced into expatriating!  They want to ship us somewhere, anywhere so as to keep our corruptive ways from stinking up the joint. Un-f***ing-real!

You know, we gays are sometimes accused of being dramatic or histrionic when we talk about the threats that we face.  So in that regard, we would actually like to thank Peter Sprigg.  For now, whenever a straight person questions why we fight and why we can;t just let these evangelicals have their beliefs, we can point back to this quote and show them just how real and inhumane their attitudes toward us can truly be.

Video report can be found here: Gays seek immigration reform [Medill]
(H/t: Towle via Sullivan via Crain)

**UPDATE: The video is now up:

*SOURCE: Gays seek immigration reform [Medill Reports]

**UPDATE, 3/27: To be fair, Sprigg has now apologized.

**UPDATE, 10/09:In a new appearance, Peter suggests that gays be criminalized:


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Your thoughts

Human depravity develops through a step-by-step process. Exporting us obviously implies literally getting rid of us. So, is *exporting* their "final solution," or should we be anticipating the proposal of even more extreme measures after their followers become accustomed to the idea?

Posted by: Richard Rush | Mar 21, 2008 10:52:55 AM

This is quite a disgusting statement. Whatever happened to hate the "sin", love the "sinner"??

If he manages to get you all deported, you will be made quite welcome in the UK!!

Posted by: David | Mar 21, 2008 11:06:01 AM

My question to the Gandhi gay activists....do you see a pattern here?

Star Parker: "quarantine the sodomites"

Sally Kern: "gays are a cancer, worse than terrorists"

and now this guy.

Stop puckering up and following these nutballs around, and help put these kooks out of business - offering them "understanding" and "love" is just a waste of time. What they really need is medications and solitary confinement.

Posted by: Scott | Mar 21, 2008 1:52:02 PM

Scott: I'm going to have to respectfully disagree. Or not really disagree, but stand up for the idea that there are many different ways to approach the fight.

With your "Gandhi gays" comment, you are making it sound as those who stave off words like "nutballs" and "kooks" are somehow less active or less important. That's really unfair.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Mar 21, 2008 2:00:01 PM

My definition of a "Gandhi gay" is not somebody who avoids using those words, but those who follow people like Sally Kern and the "ex-gays" around, kissing ass, groveling, and asking them "why did you say that?".

Basically, the gay activists equal to a battered woman, who thanks her husband/boyfriend for the beating, never leaves him, and never will. Even if she runs away for a couple days, she'll return for more, gladly.

Posted by: Scott | Mar 21, 2008 2:39:05 PM

Gotcha. I guess I'm still failing to see to whom you're referring, exactly. I don;t know anybody who falls under the gay activist umbrella who I would say kisses either Sally Kern or the "ex-gay" movement's ass.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Mar 21, 2008 2:42:25 PM

The first thing that came to my mind when I read Sprigg's comments was the Madagascar Plan that the Nazi government developed. It was the idea of forcibly shipping all Jewish citizens to Madagascar or some other country. When the logistics of the idea did not materialize, and no other nation was found to be willing take those that Germany wanted to toss out, that the plan for extermination was implemented.

Not that I'm saying Sprigg or his group are Nazis, or that they would exterminate the GLBT community if given the chance. Just that the idea of exporting those that one does not desire has been considered before.

Am I babbling here?

Posted by: Steve | Mar 21, 2008 2:46:14 PM


I do know of a few activists like that. My opinion, Matt Foreman being one of them. That "Matt Sanchez is not a hypocrite" line was the straw that broke the camels back with my faith in that guy. You don't apologize for some hooker who's allegedly writing a book entitled "What The Gay Jihadists Has In Store For You And Your Family" LOL

Also, in my opinion, several "ex-gay survivors"/"ex-ex-gays" spend a lot of time apologizing like battered women, for Nicolosi, Chambers, Thomas, and others associated with that quack movement.

I'm not saying these people are bad guys, they just aren't firm or resilient, and obviously have no idea what kind of wackos they're trying to take on. And being so-called "gay rights movement leaders", they mostly do more damage than good for gay people.

Just my opinion, nobody get their feathers ruffled LOL

Posted by: Scott | Mar 22, 2008 2:36:32 AM

Steve, I know exactly what you're talking about (I used that quote about Madagascar in my comedy tribute to the "ex-gays") LOL:


As hysterical as I may come across on the subject LOL, I doubt anything like that would ever happen again. I wasn't around back then, but I'm sure it was horrifying enough that the USA would be beyond something like that in this day and age.

But there are people who openly wish similar things onto gay people, mostly people who claim to be "conservative", "christian", "republican", or all of the above.

These people need to be called on their nazi-speak. History doesn't need to repeat itself, especially anything Nazi-related. A lot of these so-called "christian" leaders have Mein Kampf underneath their Bible cover, and need to be pushed back into their sewers - like Spriggs and Kern.

Posted by: Scott | Mar 22, 2008 2:44:41 AM

Scott: No ruffled feathers. Just wanted to get some clarification.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Mar 22, 2008 7:49:50 AM

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