Via JoeMyGod, Dave Evans pulls together this video explaining why the Family Research Council (FRC) deserve the “hate group” designation bestowed upon them by the venerable Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The last clip of Senior Fellow Peter Sprigg telling MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that he would support outlawing gay behavior really highlights the point:
MATTHEWS: Do you think we should outlaw gay behavior?
SPRIGG: Well, I think it’s certainly defensible.
MATTHEWS: I’m just asking, should we outlaw gay behavior?
SPRIGG: I think the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned 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?
FRC “bills itself as ‘the leading voice for the family in our nation’s halls of power,’ but its real specialty is defaming gays and lesbians,” SPLC says of the group. Read more about the classification here.