For all of recorded history, marriage has meant the uniting of a man and a woman for purposes of raising a family. That's a bedrock American value, and bedrock American law-and has been for the entire history of our country.
But now liberal judges are cooperating with homosexual activists to overturn existing law on marriage, to deny the power of elected legislatures to regulate marriage, and to forbid the will of the people on defining marriage.
That's an outrage. But the American silent majority doesn't know what to do about it. But, finally, in this crucially important new book-Outrage: How Gay Activists and Liberal Judges are Trashing Democracy to Redefine Marriage-Peter Sprigg, director of the Center for Marriage and Family Studies at the Family Research Council, makes sense of the debate over same-sex "marriage" and shows what needs to be done to preserve the most important institution we have, the traditional "natural" family.
Along the way, he demolishes stereotypes, showing why homosexual marriage should be opposed (and often is) by libertarians, Democrats, and even homosexuals themselves.
In Outrage, Sprigg reveals:
* Who started and aggressively pursues the "culture war"-not conservatives, who are continually playing defense, but homosexual activists and radical judges
* Why same-sex marriage is not a "civil right"
* Why marriage is part of civil law in the first place
* The shocking medical and scientific data on homosexual behavior
* How federal and state law has acted in the past to preserve traditional marriage (including requiring Utah to ban polygamy in exchange for statehood)
* How children could pay the price for "gay marriage"
* Why religion-that is, morality-has a legitimate role in the debate
* Why a constitutional amendment is necessary
Sprigg argues that the U.S. Constitution will be amended-either by the U.S. Supreme Court to require homosexual marriage or by the people to forbid it. Only the passage of a Federal Marriage Amendment can preserve and protect our most basic social institution-the marriage of a man and a woman-and push back the judicial tyranny that is trying to undo the will of the people.
Outrage is required reading on the most important domestic issue of our time.
In fact, the fundamental premise of the book seems strange and it is hard to see where the author is coming from.
The conservative right in America, usually religious, does not support homosexuals because the bible tells them that homosexuals are immoral.
It did not come out of the love child movement, and by the way free love was not about no responsibility for those you loved.
Wow, I bet you people who gave this 5 stars were the same kind of people who opposed Loving v. Virginia in 1967 so white women couldn't marry black men. Read morePublished on November 18, 2007 by Peter Childs
I have a gay brother and sister, and they are exactly the same people now they were as small children -- except they've grown up to become a doctor and a respected business... Read morePublished on August 6, 2006 by Judith J. Brown
Contrary to the rhetoric of some of the reviewers -- especially those giving the book one star and accusing the author of perpetuating lies -- this book is well-argued,... Read morePublished on June 18, 2005 by Dr. Michael L. Brown
Dear God when will people like this learn the difference between democracy and religious intolerence of "the other". Read morePublished on June 16, 2005 by Amazon Customer gracies mom
The author begins his book by giving the reader a glance into the history as to what started, what he calls, the cultural war on traditional marriage. Read more
Judging by the list of reviews that are either glowing 5-star reviews or 1-star bitter diatribes, this book has had the intended effect: to provide a clear and concise argument... Read morePublished on April 16, 2005 by grapabo
Here's another good book about the threat of homosexual marriage in America, and how the atheist, immoral minority is trying to overthrow the democratic process by taking the issue... Read morePublished on October 26, 2004 by Bryan E. Leed
I'd like to clear up some things that 1witness wrote. Many cultures throughout history have embraced homosexuality. Read morePublished on October 11, 2004 by Robert Giesler