Family Research Council senior fellow Peter Sprigg this morning told CNN parents have the right to protect their children from the promotion of homosexuality, from the “risk of child sexual abuse,” and “just from being exposed to the topic prematurely.”
How, pray tell, is it “premature” to “expose” children to a loving same-sex couple? Is it ever premature to “expose” children to a loving opposite-sex couple, say, maybe, their parents?
And, as CNN anchor Carol Costello (who sadly used the word “lifestyle) when referring to gay people,) said, Sprigg is accusing all gay people of being pedophiles.
Sprigg also falsely stated that the majority of Americans believe same-sex sex is morally wrong. In fact, even a 2011 Christianity Today article noted that the majority of Americans do not believe same-sex sexual relations are wrong. Further, as all of America knows, the majority of Americans ion practically every major nationwide poll over the past few years state they support the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Peter Sprigg, by the way, earned the dubious honor of being one of the top reasons why the Southern Poverty Law Center added the Family Research Council to its list of certified anti-gay organizations.
One final note: CNN is pushing the boundaries here of acceptable journalism. That FRC published an ad today (as The New Civil Rights Movement reported earlier) was an excuse for them to include a certified anti-gay hate group in the national discussion. If this were a debate about the Boy Scouts dropping a ban on African-Americans, would CNN invite the KKK on for a discussion?
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