Articles by Peter S. Sprigg
Is Sexual Orientation Determined at Birth?  No.
By Peter S. Sprigg   |   06.03.19
The theory that people are “born gay” has been used to argue that sexual orientation is similar to race—that “gay is the new black.” Based largely on this premise, the proposed “Equality Act,” which is currently under consideration in Congress,...
Truth Wins at Arkansas Supreme Court Regarding Parentage on Birth Certificates
By Peter S. Sprigg   |   12.14.16
In June of 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples could not be denied marriage licenses by states. However, on December 8, 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court correctly ruled that the Obergefell decision should...
Is Marriage Declining Despite Same-Sex Unions or Because of Them?
By Peter S. Sprigg   |   09.29.14
An article in the Washington Examiner on September 18 carried the headline: “Census: Marriage rate at 93-year low, even including same-sex couples.“ The article states: “The Census Bureau reported Thursday that the nation’s marriage rate is the lowest since 1920,...
Judge Posner Ignores the Obvious: Kids Care More about a Mom and Dad than about a Government Certificate
By Peter S. Sprigg   |   09.17.14
Ed Whelan of the Ethics and Public Policy Center has been doing a great job at National Review Online debunking Judge Richard Posner’s opinion striking down the Indiana and Wisconsin marriage laws for a panel of the U. S. Court...
Peter S. Sprigg
Senior Fellow for Policy Studies
Peter S. Sprigg

Peter S. Sprigg is Senior Fellow for Policy Studies at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. Mr. Sprigg joined FRC in 2001, and his research and writing have addressed issues of marriage and family, human sexuality, the arts and entertainment, and religion in public life.

Mr. Sprigg has been quoted as a spokesman for FRC in many major newspapers, and he has been interviewed or participated in debates on all of the national television networks. He is the author of the book Outrage: How Gay Activists and Liberal Judges Are Trashing Democracy to Redefine Marriage (Regnery, 2004), and he was co-editor of the FRC book Getting It Straight: What the Research Shows about Homosexuality. Mr. Sprigg also edited FRCs agenda-setting booklet, 25 Pro-Family Policy Goals for the Nation.

Mr. Sprigg is an ordained Baptist minister. Before coming to FRC, he served as pastor of Clifton Park Center Baptist Church in Clifton Park, N.Y. Mr. Sprigg previously served for ten years as a professional actor and unit leader in Covenant Players, an international Christian drama ministry. Prior to his career in ministry, Mr. Sprigg worked in the government and non-profit sectors, including service as economic development assistant to the late Congressman Robert F. Drinan (D-Mass.).

Mr. Sprigg received the Master of Divinity degree cum laude from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Mass.). He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude from Drew University (N.J.), with a double major in political science and economics. Mr. Sprigg lives in the Washington D.C. metro area with his wife and son.

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