Friday, April 16, 2010

Washington Post Rewards Bigotry.

Consider this:

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.

And this:

MATTHEWS: I’m just asking you, should we outlaw gay behavior?

SPRIGG: I think that the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned the sodomy laws in this country, was wrongly decided. I think there would be a place for criminal sanctions against homosexual behavior.

MATTHEWS: So we should outlaw gay behavior.


That's Peter Sprigg of Family Research Council. In a just world, Sprigg's demand for the deportation and imprisonment of gays would render him toxic to any media outlet not owned by Andrew Breitbart.

The Washington Post, of course, gave Sprigg a platform for a Q&A. He may not change any minds, but I'm sure the FRC is tickled by this sort of free publicity:

Washington, D.C.: I have visited friends and family in the hospital many times and have never been asked to prove that I am a family member. Is this a real problem? Or does the president have other ulterior motives here?

Peter Sprigg: You have hit on a key point. To hear the advocates of same-sex "marriage" talk, you would think that hospitals are surrounded by airport-level security and require 4 forms of ID for someone to visit. Anyone who regularly visits hospitals knows this is untrue--for the most part, you just walk in. There may be exceptions (intensive care, for example), but this "problem" has been greatly exaggerated in order to generate an emotional reaction that will increase support for same-sex "marriage." For the most part, the President's memo is a solution in search of a problem.

I do hope The Post is pleased by Sprigg's use of scare quotes around marriage and problem. Terribly classy.

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