Perhaps the Family Research Council’s Peter Sprigg should quit while he is ahead. As he continues to milk the recent controversy involving Pastor Louie Giglio – whose inauguration invitation to give the benediction was rescinded due to past anti-gay sermons he preached – he opens himself and FRC up for scrutiny.
Which, of course, is perfectly fine with me.
Sprigg wrote a piece complaining about how Giglio was supposedly treated wrong for “merely” giving the supposed Christian view of homosexuality:
What many people do not understand is that when a conservative says “homosexuality is a sin,” it is a reference to their chosen sexual behavior, not to their inherent human dignity. Christian theology teaches that all people, including those with same-sex attractions, are created in the image of God, but it also teaches that all people—liberal or conservative, homosexual or heterosexual—are sinners who can be saved only by the grace of God.
If only it were that simple, I wouldn’t have a successful blog.
Sprigg conveniently forgets the time when he said gays should be exported out of the United States:
And I would be remiss not to mention the statements of FRC’s president, Tony Perkins, which speak for themselves:
So you see, when it comes to Giglio, Sprigg, Perkins, FRC, and so many other anti-gay entities, it goes beyond calling homosexuality a sin. They smear gay people as the “dreaded other” out to cause mayhem and destruction.
I naturally disagree with all of their statements, but especially Perkins’ last one. I’m a happy gay guy. And at times, I get downright delirious with joy.
That generally takes place every time I am able to demonstrate how hypocritical folks like him are.