Criminalizing Gays - The Real Christianist Agenda

Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council was on Hardball last night:

Matthews:   Do you think we should outlaw gay behavior?

Sprigg:  Well, I think certainly it’s defensible –

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, uh, 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.

Sprigg:  Uh, yes!  [laughs]

Rob Tisinai reacts:

You know, it’s the laughter that gets me...No matter what we do, no matter what we offer, it won’t be enough for these folk.  If we agree to everything-but-the-word, they’ll go to work on the “everything.”    They’ll chisel away at civil unions and domestic partnerships until they strip us of even the right to claim the dead body of your partner from the morgue.  They’ll keep chiseling  chiseling until we’re in prison.  And I’ll tell you this:  I’m not going to prison just because Peter Sprigg and the Family Research Council freak out at the thought of me grabbing Will’s ass and planting him one on the lips while we’re making ourselves dinner.