When the Gay-Straight Alliance Network was awarded federal funds to help LGBT youth facing health and academic challenges, naturally the Family Research Council had something to say. Peter Sprigg, the FRC’s senior fellow who wants to see homosexuality criminalized and gays “exported,” thinks that helping youth on issues of mental, physical and sexual health will actually make kids less healthy. In an interview with the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow, Sprigg explains that instead the government should encourage LGBT youth to become ex-gays:
The Gay-Straight Alliance Network is thrilled to have its first-ever federal grant of $285,000 for its “Safe and Healthy LGBT Youth Project.”
The GSA Network says the money will be used to lower the health risks for those involved in the homosexual lifestyle. But according to Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council (FRC), lesbian, “gay,” bisexual and transgender youth actually need to explore ways to change their sexual behavior.
“That is not what this…grant recipient — Gay-Straight Alliance Network — is geared towards at all,” Sprigg laments. “They’re geared towards accepting these kinds of high-risk behaviors.”