If you keep up with those who fight against GLBT rights at all, you have come to expect no good from an organization called the Family Research Counsel (FRC). It is headed by Tony Perkins, a man who seems to crave the power and influence of a politician but without any of the accountability. A Senior Fellow, Peter Sprigg, either wants gays sent out of the country or their lives criminalized, depending on the interview. Their history is pretty bad, and a simple search will give the reader all they need.
Even with all that in mind, I don’t think I could have imagined what Joe Jervis (Joe.My.God) has uncovered with the help of the Gay City News. Joe is reporting that the FRC paid $25,000 to lobby Congress against approving a resolution denouncing Uganda’s plan to execute homosexuals — and he has copies of the official lobbying report to prove it. The resolution has been hung up in committee for the past four months so it seems it may have worked.
Just to be clear, FRC did not want Congress even to declare that Uganda’s intentions to kill or imprison gays was a bad thing.
I have no words for this one.
Hat Tip: Joe.My.God