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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Family Research Council Wants to Export Gays

Peter Sprigg was talking about the Uniting American Families act which would allow gays to sponsor their partner as an immigrant.

"We oppose this bill because it is, although it may be at the margins, part of an assault on the definition of family ... 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."

He later apologized:

In an interview with Medill News Service that was posted on the Internet last week, I discussed FRC's opposition to an immigration bill that would allow foreign nationals who are the same-sex partners of American citizens to immigrate to the United States on the same basis as foreign spouses of American citizens. FRC does not believe that homosexual relationships are the equivalent of marriage, and we therefore oppose any legislation that would treat such relationships as the equivalent of marriage.

In response to a question regarding bi-national same-sex couples who are separated by an international border, I used language that trivialized the seriousness of the issue and did not communicate respect for the essential dignity of every human being as a person created in the image of God. I apologize for speaking in a way that did not reflect the standards which the Family Research Council and I embrace.

Hat Tip: Right Wing Watch and Pam's House Blend.