CNN’s Carol Costello and the awesome Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out laid into Peter Sprigg from the Family Research Council during a discussion about anti-gay Pastor Louie Giglio stepping down from the Inauguration.
Besen did what LGBT advocates should have been doing for years in television inteveiws with the likes of hate group bigots like Sprigg who have no real legitmate reason to be on the news commenting on LGBT issues and did not sit quietly by and let him spew his anti-gay lies and propaganda. Instead Besen called Sprigg and the FRC out on thier hateful comments and rhetoric and Carol Costello to her credit did her job by following up on Wayne’s comments and trying not to allow Sprigg to weasle out of his answers. (Note that Sprigg doesn’t attempt to deny his calls for the imprisonment and deportation of gay Americans.)
SPRIGG: The world we live in, unfortunately, is increasingly marked by the enforcement of intolerance in the name of tolerance, exclusion in the name of inclusion, and forced uniformity in the name of diversity. It’s contradictory, it’s downright Orwellian, and yet people actually make these statements, unbelievably, with a straight face. […]
BESEN: Peter, I find it ironic that you’re embracing diversity. I mean you called for the imprisonment of gay people and said we should export homosexuals out of the United States and suddenly you’re for tolerance? I’m a little confused here.
SPRIGG: [silent laughter] Well this is about Pastor Giglio and President Obama, it’s not about me.
GREAT INTERVIEW WAYNE!
The HRC and other LGBT advocates and spokespeople should take a lesson from Wayne Besen when it comes to being interviewed on the news.
NOTE: The September poll that Sprigg quotes that he says “found that 52% of people think LGBT relationships are a sin” is from Lifeway Research, an evangelical research company and just released new data has found that only 37% of Christian respondents indicated that they found homosexuality to be a sin. Peter must have missed this update, or he ignored it because it’s not good for his business.