On the December 10th. edition of National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show, guest host Melissa Ross interviewed Peter Sprigg, at the Family Research Council (FRC) to discuss legal battles over parenting and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
PETER SPRIGG: I think that certainly there is abundant reason to believe that children do best when raised by a married mother and father. And within the context of foster care the judge has an obligation to do what’s in the best interest of the child. And he exercised that discretion.
MELISSA ROSS: And what research does the Family Research Council cite to buttress the claim that a child is better off with a heterosexual couple?
SPRIGG: Well, there’s an abundance of research showing that children do better overall when raised by their own married biological father who are committed to one another in a life-long marriage. There are just reams of research showing that. Now this is a slightly different situation because of the fact that you’re dealing with a situation where they are being removed from their biological parents. But we think that there is evidence to suggest that children would do better with a mother and father even if it’s not their biological parents.
Sprigg cited a widely discredited Mark Regnerus paper to suggest that children raised by same-sex couples perform poorly, and resurrected the long debunked horror story that Catholic adoption agencies have been shut down for refusing to allow same-sex couples without guest host Melissa Ross pushing back on any of his bogus talking points or Ross mentioning that The Southern Poverty Law Center has listed the FRC as an anti-gay hate group since 2010 due to the organization’s exposed lies and falsehoods about LGBT people and their constant battle of LGBT equality in any form.
Ross the host and producer of Jacksonville, Florida’s WJCT (89.9 FM) call-in radio program “First Coast Connect.” sat their passively and gave Sprigg an open platform to spread his hate-groups propaganda without any pushback. Luckily fellow guest Emily Hetch-McGowan, Director of Public Policy the Family Equality Council, called out FRC’s use of the much discredited research while Ross sat there doing nothing.