You gotta give the religious right credit for one thing – when they get a talking point, they hammer it to death.

To hell with truth. They seek to dominate the conversation by repetition.

With President Obama’s mention of gay equality in his inaugural address, several groups are hammering the point home that the mention was not needed because “gays already have civil rights.”

Of course this is a dumb point which is easily refutable – that is if lgbt groups such as GLAAD and HRC put out a press release in response (hint, hint, hint, guys)

But in pushing this talking point, several religious right figures can’t help but push forward their bigotry. Take former Family Research Council head and religious right journeyman Gary Bauer for example:

And then there is Peter Sprigg from the Family Research Council during an interview yesterday morning on CNN:

“We as social conservatives do not agree with the president’s attempt to link the modern homosexual movement with the women’s rights movement or the civil rights movement for African Americans,” Sprigg said. “The irony is that homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else.” Sprigg continued to say that “all sexual behavior” is not created equal, nor do “all personal relationships have an equal value to society at large, that serve the same public interests.”

Obama didn’t say a word about sexual intercourse in his speech.  But it is important to notice something. While ordinary Americans see the family below, they think “how ordinary and loving.”

 

When people like Peter Sprigg and Gary Bauer look at the above photo, they see this:

 

 

Sprigg, Bauer, and those who support their madness can believe what they want, but it doesn’t make what they believe as fact. And it certainly doesn’t make what they believe a model this nation should remember when thinking about gay couples and families.

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