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!