Douche of the Week

Peter Sprigg: We’ve Been Discriminating Against Gay Soldiers For 236 Years. Why Stop Now?

Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at [email protected].


Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council has, in truth, been called a giant douchebag time and time again. And rightly so: he’s been quoted spewing more shit than a broken bidet.

To wit:

*[I would] prefer to export homosexuals from the United States [rather] than to import them into the United States because we believe that homosexuality is destructive to society.”

*”I think that the Supreme Court decision in Lawrence v. Texas, which overturned the sodomy laws in this country, was wrongly decided.”

*”Advocates of same-sex ‘marriage’ would have you believe that a majority of Americans are now ready to throw man-woman marriage and mother-father households on the ash heap of history. Don’t believe it.”


This week Sprigg has been flapping his gums about the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, so we figured when better to award him Douche of the Week?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Tuesday marked the official end of the odious ban on gay, lesbian and bisexual servicemembers. And as far as we can tell, the locusts haven’t hatched, a meteor isn’t pummeling towards us and the world hasn’t ended.

Well, Sprigg might think it has.

Translation: “It’s not fair—those poor bigoted soldiers are going to have to keep their hate speech to themselves. I’m really really mad but my face won’t move. Sigh, where’s my hairdresser?!?”

Sprigg goes on to say that “the homosexuals who pushed for this repeal are not yet satisfied. They want to see sexual orientation actually a protected category within the military, which this repeal bill did not do. They want to see spousal benefits granted to the partners of homosexual service members. They want to expand this openness of the military not only to homosexuals but also to transgender individuals. So, uh, this is by no means over.”

Well at least we can agree on that.

All together now: What a douche!

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  • ewe

    CBN News? What a crock full of charlatans parading around in suits and ties trying to mimic serious journalism. It’s a fucking joke.

  • Little Kiwi

    Guys like him confuse me. My mum and dad want me to marry my boyfriend. My sister, when she married her amazing husband last summer, gave out Equality bracelets as table-favors and gave a speech about how important it is, on her wedding day, that all the guests wear these bracelets in their lives to support the LGBT Community, and to remember that in far too many places LGBT people cannot get married and still face discrimination.

    I’d encourage people to share this with their non-gay family and friends:

    So, that’s at least four people. Four straight people. Four straight people who actually “have to deal” with this gay person in their family. And his boyfriend. And they love us, support us, and don’t see our relationship as a threat against THEIRS. Would not the families of LGBT people be the ones “most” impacted by legalizing marriage for LGBT people? How does it concern someone that doesn’t even KNOW or associate with gay people? Genuinely, HOW?

    Why, then, do these people who don’t know any gay people think their lives are going to be impacted? I aint inviting him to my gay-ass wedding.

    And as I’ve said a billion times before, Canada has allowed LGBT people to serve openly in the military since 1992. For those who can’t count that’s nearly 20 years. It’s not been an issue at all. The only reason it would be an issue in the US is if one believes that the US military is made up of Bigots rather than Brave Patriots.

    is that a claim anyone wants to make?

  • Michael

    People like Peter will be looked back on and laughed at years from now.The same way the KKK is now laughed at now by many Americans.The same way the WBC is laughed at in more ways then one by many Americans.The same way racists are laughed at and looked down upon by a majority of Americans in this country.

    Amazing how these people continue to LIE about being Christians when they are nothing more then extremists with an ax to grind and a grudge against gay americans.

    A true Christian loves they do NOT hate.In the bible it speaks of people who are referred to as FALSE PROPHETS and that refers to people like Peter Sprigg.

    You do NOT preach hate then claim you are Christian.That’s the same thing as someone claiming to be against racism whilst using the word nigger at the same time in the same sentence.

  • KEN

    peter sounds like he needs a peter

  • Cam

    One fascinating thing.

    He constantly says that homosexuality is bad for the military for the country…but he has never EVER been able to say why or how.

    Just a typical bigot.

  • Jim Hlavac

    Peter Sprigg and Tony Perkins make such an adorable couple, don’t they? They must be gay; for they are obsessed with the topic, which they have researched much by not ever seeming to talk to any gay guy or our moms dads siblings aunts uncles, etc etc … They claim they research the family; and yet can find no gays in any family. They must not be looking very hard.

    For one; I’m just happy that he has a job hounding me for decades, for he seems to have no other skills;; and then my tax dollars go to support his unemployed butt. Though you’d think he would at least thank us once in a while for giving him the opportunity to make a buck, eh?

    And yet again; though, somehow, weirdly, ironically, even indescribably, to be considered the lynchpin of society merely by being around to hound and provide these people a living is fascinatingly comforting. I feel like I’m doing my part :)

  • Bigot-hater

    @Cam: lemme guess… Why? Because they destroy the values our society is based upon. How? By their immoral antics and nefarious propaganda.

    No one is easier to read through than a typical bigot.

  • pierre

    Typical closeted cocksucker.

  • Cranston Cranium

    Shouldn’t be too long before Peter makes a trip to Europe, and requires the services of a rentboy to assist him with pushing his luggage cart through the airport terminals.
    He’ll have to answer to God for preaching hate.
    Save me a front row seat in hell, Peter! Fucking righteous delusional bastard.

  • the crustybastard

    Sprigg flat-out admits his greatest fear is now “reverse discrimination”; that is, that the religious extremists will come to be forced into the same miserable and intolerable position they previously forced gay people into.

    He’s tacitly acknowledging to his fellow fundamentalists they may have overplayed their hand and made themselves vulnerable to a backlash.

    His fear smells delicious.

  • jason

    Society has discriminated against male homosexuals far more than female homosexuals. This is because society fears the power, prevalence and promiscuity of males and their sexuality. In the heterosexual context, these three p’s are moderated by females. In the homosexual context, there is no such moderating influence.

    It is as much a gender thing as it is a sexuality thing. Keep in mind that, for many years, England had laws against male homosexuality, not female homosexuality. Singapore currently has laws against male homosexuality but not female homosexuality.

  • Gigi

    Peter Sprigg, Senior Fellow for the Family Research Council. Is that title supposed to make him seem less repugnant? It’s not working.

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