Peter Sprigg, spokesman for the Christian conservative Family
Research Council (FRC), on Tuesday criticized passage of a
transgender student bill in California.
The law, signed
on Monday by Governor Jerry Brown, allows a transgender K-12
student access to school facilities such as locker rooms, bathrooms
and teams based on his or her gender identity.
Appearing on Fox News' America's Newsroom, Sprigg asserted
that the law would ignore “biological reality” while pandering to
student “transient feelings and emotions.”
“You're talking about a bill that sets biological sex which is
expressed in our internal sex organs, our external genitalia and the
chromosomal makeup of every cell of our body against transient
feelings and emotions of young people, of adolescents in this case,
and saying, 'Oh, we're going to ignore the biological reality and
define a person on the basis of these transient emotions.' I think
it makes no sense even apart from the radical implications of it for
use of bathrooms, locker rooms and sports teams,” Sprigg
told host Martha MacCallum.
Fox News made no mention that FRC was labeled a “hate group”
by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in 2010.
Peter Sprigg says his group debates, doesn't hate gay folks.)