Peter Sprigg of the Christian
conservative group Family Research Council (FRC) says being gay is a
choice that is harmful.
During an appearance on the Christian
Broadcasting Network (CBN), Sprigg condemned President Barack Obama's
decision to tie
foreign aid to gay rights, and remarks by Secretary of State
a major speech delivered Tuesday, Clinton said gay rights were
human rights in calling on foreign governments to stop discriminating
against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
“If this was any other issue, we
would be accused of cultural imperialism,” Sprigg said. “Imposing
Western values on foreign countries that have values on their own.
Yet, it shows how fanatical the Obama administration is about
pressing this homosexual agenda that they are willing to do that on
this issue in a way they won't with others.”
On being gay, Sprigg said: “These
type of human rights and civil rights protections are usually granted
for characteristics that are inborn, involuntary – you can't chose
them – immutable – you can't change them – and innocuous –
they do no harm to anyone. All of those things are true of race and
sex, none of them is true of the choice to engage in homosexual
Perry condemns Obama for tying foreign aid to gay rights.)