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Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-sex Marriage and Parrenting / Edition 1
     

Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-sex Marriage and Parrenting / Edition 1

by Glenn T. Stanton
 

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ISBN-10: 0830832742

ISBN-13: 2900830832742

Pub. Date: 08/28/2004

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Why should anyone object to same-sex marriage and parenting? Psychologist Dr. Bill Maier and researcher Glenn Stanton want to help readers explain to family, friends, neighbors and colleagues why the same-sex family is not a good idea. Based on current social science research, the authors show that gay "marriage" and same-sex parenting fall far short of offering to

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Why should anyone object to same-sex marriage and parenting? Psychologist Dr. Bill Maier and researcher Glenn Stanton want to help readers explain to family, friends, neighbors and colleagues why the same-sex family is not a good idea. Based on current social science research, the authors show that gay "marriage" and same-sex parenting fall far short of offering to children in particular and society in general the same benefits as traditional marriage. In fact, there are very good and compelling reasons to oppose same-sex marriage and parenting whether or not you hold to Christian-based moral convictions. Maier and Stanton provide clear counterarguments to those who advocate gay marriage, and make the case that legalizing this arrangement will very likely be harmful to the larger community and to the next generation. This book will help any reader understand the real issues and make the case for the unique and irreplaceable benefits of traditional marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900830832742
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198

Table of Contents

Note to Readers9
Acknowledgments10
How This Book Will Equip You to Make the Case for Marriage11
Section IAnswering the Same-Sex Marriage Proponents
1What's Wrong with Letting Homosexuals Marry?21
2Isn't This Primarily an Issue of Justice?32
3Haven't Other Cultures Had Same-Sex Marriage?47
4How Would Homosexual Marriage Threaten Other Families?53
5Wouldn't Gay Marriage Make for a More Open and Equitable Society?59
6Don't Children Just Need Loving Parents?68
7Haven't Professional Medical Groups Said Same-Sex Parenting Is Fine for Kids?79
Cheat Sheet for Section I90
Section IIUnderstanding How Marriage Matters to Adults, Children and Society
8How Does Marriage Benefit Adults?95
9How Does Marriage Benefit Children?103
10Why Do Children Need Mothers and Fathers?112
11How Heterosexuals Paved the Way for the Same-Sex Family121
Cheat Sheet for Section II129
Section IIIDebunking the Myths About Homosexuality
12Are Homosexuals "Born Gay"?133
13Is Homosexuality "Normal and Natural"?140
14Can Homosexuals Change Their Sexual Orientation?150
15Do All Homosexuals Want to Get Married?157
Cheat Sheet for Section III169
Conclusion: A Christian Understanding of Marriage172
AppendixIs There Hope for the Homosexual? A Discussion on Change and Hope176
Index193

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