Sprigg: Damn Gay People ‘Attacking’ Country That Wants to Imprison Them

Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, does a perfectly Orwellian spin job, claiming that Uganda is being “bitterly attacked” by gay people for the mere fact that they think gay people should be thrown in prison (or worse).

So it came as no surprise that on yesterday’s edition of “Washington Watch,” FRC senior fellow Peter Sprigg — who once called for the U.S. to “ export homosexuals” — criticized Randy Berry, the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons, for reportedly traveling to travel to Uganda and Jamaica, where homosexuality is also criminalized.

Sprigg said that Berry and the Obama administration are trying to “force this American-style homosexual agenda down the throats of other countries” such as Uganda, “which is one of the countries which has been most bitterly attacked by homosexual activists around the world.”

Only on Planet Wingnuttia could someone declare that a country that has a law throwing gay people in jail and regularly has witch hunts to round them up to be the victims of “bitter attacks” by the people they routinely victimize. Peter Sprigg in 1860: “Slaveowners are being bitterly attacked by black people, who are trying to shove racial equality down their throats.”

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  • Anna Elizabeth

    Yeah. These things are what I remember when the (self-proclaimed) “Good Xtians” say “No Twue Christian” and/or “Love the Sinner”.

    Yes, I judge you all, not only by the actions of your worst, but by the fact that Y’all spend a lot more time cautioning me on my tone than actually doing anything that would help.

  • John Pieret

    force this American-style homosexual agenda down the throats of other countries

    Are they really unconscious of this, or are they doing it on purpose?

    Peter Sprigg in 1860

    Peter Sprigg in 2015: “Muslims are being bitterly attacked by Christians, who are trying to shove religious equality down their throats.”

  • Anna Elizabeth

    @John Pieret – That’s a good question.

    “force this American-style homosexual agenda down the throats of other countries”

    My advice to these guys is:

    maintain eye contact

    spit a *lot*

    careful with your teeth!

    and swallow

    – and their partner will enjoy it as much as they will. :)

  • StevoR

    Peter Sprigg, a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, does a perfectly Orwellian spin job, claiming that Uganda is being “bitterly attacked” by gay people for the mere fact that they think gay people should be thrown in prison (or worse).

    Fucking hell! Seriously dude, seriously?

    Meanwhile back in the real world – especially inside the Ugandan border :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda_Anti-Homosexuality_Act,_2014

    Amnesty International, however, reports that arrests of people suspected of having homosexual relations are arbitrary and detainees are subjected to torture and abuse by authorities.[49] Within the latter part of 2009, many felt they must leave the country or go into hiding. Kapya Kaoma characterized the attempts to portray homosexuals as a threat to the African family as especially egregious, putting people’s lives in danger: “When you speak like that, Africans will fight to the death.” .. (snip) .. On 26 January 2011, Uganda’s most prominent gay activist, David Kato, was found bludgeoned to death in what authorities in Uganda are characterising as a robbery. His photograph had been published in Rolling Stone; the high court in the country ordered the newspaper to stop publishing images of gay and lesbian people after Kato and several others sued the paper.[69] Kato spoke at a United Nations-sponsored conference on the bill in December 2009. His words were barely audible because he was nervous; information in U.S. embassy cables revealed that Ugandan human rights activists and anti-homosexuality bill supporters vocally mocked him during his presentation. The U.S. diplomat reporting, whose communiques were exposed through Wikileaks, wrote that the political and economic problems in Uganda were being channeled into “violent hatred” of gay people, and David Bahati, Martin Ssempa and James Buturo were primarily responsible for promoting the wave of intolerance. The diplomat further stated that, even if the bill does not pass in Ugandan parliament, “rampant homophobia in Uganda won’t go away”.

    It would be funny if it wasn’t so harmful and didn’t result in so much real suffering and violence and death.

  • eidolon

    What is it with this constant “down our/their throats”? Some sort of an oral fixation perhaps? Subconscious projection?

  • anachronistes

    Thanks for the advice, Anna! : )