That brings us to the discredited Regnerus "study." According to Sprigg:
... the Chronicle of Higher Education ran an article summarizing findings (not yet published) by a critic of the study who was appointed to “audit” it by the Social Science Research journal’s editor. The Chronicle’s headline labeled the study “severely flawed,” and the article quoted the auditor, Darren Sherkat, describing the Regnerus paper as “b***s***.” However, the actual criticisms described in the article ranged from weak to completely implausible, as I wrote on the FRC Blog: "An Obscenity and a Headline Can’t Discredit Study of Homosexual Parents."Sprigg's blog is undoubtedly fascinating. Nevertheless, Darren Sherkat is on the faculty of Southern Illinois University. He is a past chair of the sociology department and earned his PhD from Duke University. In contrast, Mr. Sprigg is an employee of a hate group who has a Master of Divinity from some theological seminary. Dr. Sherkat has published numerous papers in peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Mr. Sprigg has not. To say that Dr. Sherkat's opinion on these matters is the more credible is a gross understatement.