Video: Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg Says Gays Have 'Same Civil Rights as Anyone Else'

| by Michael Allen

Peter Sprigg, a spokesperson for the Family Research Council (a Christian activist organization), told CNN today that President Obama was wrong to link gay rights to the civil rights movement in his inauguration speech because “homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else.”

In his speech yesterday, President Obama compared the iconic 1969 riot at the Stonewall Inn gay bar to the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848 and the civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.

Sprigg said: “We as social conservatives do not agree with the president’s attempt to link the modern homosexual movement with the women’s rights movement or the civil rights movement for African Americans. The irony is that homosexuals already have all the same civil rights as anyone else.”

“But the fact that all people are created equal as individuals does not mean that all sexual behavior is equal or that personal relationships have an equal value to society at large, that serve the same public interests.”