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Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting

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Surely gays have the same right to marry that heterosexuals do? Isn't banning gays from marriage just like banning interracial marriage? How does someone's gay marriage threaten your family? It doesn't matter for children as long as they have two loving parents; But lots of other cultures have different ways of forming families. Why can't we?..... We all have heard these questions and concerns offered as ''reasons'' for why same-sex marriage should be allowed in our society. Do they point us to the truth, or are ...
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Overview

Surely gays have the same right to marry that heterosexuals do? Isn't banning gays from marriage just like banning interracial marriage? How does someone's gay marriage threaten your family? It doesn't matter for children as long as they have two loving parents; But lots of other cultures have different ways of forming families. Why can't we?..... We all have heard these questions and concerns offered as ''reasons'' for why same-sex marriage should be allowed in our society. Do they point us to the truth, or are there good answers in response? How do we respond? This book shows you that there are very compelling, caring and commonsense ways to answer every argument you might encounter in this debate. It will arm you with cogent and loving answers so that you can be an intelligent and compassionate advocate for marriage. This book is written for people who care about marriage and care about people. It is written in a conversational way to help you easily answer questions about this issue that are swirling all around us in the public debate. It is written in very plain language and is well-documented by the latest research. We will equip you to understand and explain how harmful same-sex marriage and parenting can be to people and our culture, and why natural marriage between one man and one woman is so important to the health of humanity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458735843
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/29/2009
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanton is director of social research and cultural affairs, and senior analyst for marriage and sexuality, at Focus on the Family, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He is the author of Why Marriage Matters and a contributor to many books, including Same-Sex Marriage: The Moral and Legal Debate. His book My Crazy, Imperfect Christian Family explores the virtue of imperfect families and the sacredness of the mundaneness of family life.
Stanton has published articles in Christianity Today, the American Enterprise, National Forum, Citizen, Dr. Laura's Perspective, Christian American and The Sunday Times. He is also a winner of the 2001 Amy Foundation Writing Award and is featured in the PBS documentary Affluenza. As a media spokesperson for Focus on the Family, he has been interviewed by hundreds of print and media outlets, including MSNBC and CNN, and he has been quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA TODAY, Salon.com, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, the Washington Blade and the Advocate.
A graduate of the University of West Florida, Stanton earned a master's degree in interdisciplinary humanities with an emphasis in philosophy, history and religion. He has taught in each of these disciplines.

Maier is a clinical psychologist and serves as vice president and psychologist-in-residence at Focus on the Family, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
He hosts the national Weekend Magazine radio program and The Family Minute with Dr. Bill Maier. He is a regular contributor to Focus on the Family magazine and has written for Current Thoughts and Trends, Today's Christian Woman, the Houston Chronicle and the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Maier received his master's and doctoral degrees from the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He has served at respected institutions such as Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, Camarillo State Hospital and the Long Beach Child Guidance Center. He has extensive experience in parent training and education, and his major area of research interest is the impact of cultural trends on child development and family functioning.

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Table of Contents

How this book will equip you to make the case for marriage 11
1 What's wrong with letting homosexuals marry? 21
2 Isn't this primarily an issue of justice? 32
3 Haven't other cultures had same-sex marriage? 47
4 How would homosexual marriage threaten other families? 53
5 Wouldn't gay marriage make for a more open and equitable society? 59
6 Don't children just need loving parents? 68
7 Haven't professional medical groups said same-sex parenting is fine for kids? 79
8 How does marriage benefit adults? 95
9 How does marriage benefit children? 103
10 Why do children need mothers and fathers? 112
11 How heterosexuals paved the way for the same-sex family 121
12 Are homosexuals "born gay"? 133
13 Is homosexuality "normal and natural"? 140
14 Can homosexuals change their sexual orientation? 150
15 Do all homosexuals want to get married? 157
Conclusion : a Christian understanding of marriage 172
App Is there hope for the homosexual? 176
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