Last week, Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council (FRC) made the following comments during an interview:
I would much prefer to export homosexuals from the United States than to import them into the United States, because we believe that homosexuality is destructive to society.
Today he issued an apology:
In response to a question regarding bi-national same-sex couples who are separated by an international border, I used language that trivialized the seriousness of the issue and did not communicate respect for the essential dignity of every human being as a person created in the image of God. I apologize for speaking in a way that did not reflect the standards which the Family Research Council and I embrace.
Sprigg’s original comments prompted strong reactions, no doubt inside and out of the GLBT community.