From the Inside Flap
Judicial tyranny is enshrining "gay marriage" as law.
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.
About the Author
Peter S. Sprigg was appointed as the first director of FRC's Center for Marriage and Family Studies in April 2003, having served as senior director of Culture Studies for two years. His opinion pieces have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, Time, the Washington Times, the Christian Research Journal, and Brill's Content. Sprigg has been interviewed or participated in debates on a number of major television programs, including NBC's Nightly News and Today show, ABC World News Tonight, CNN's Talk Back Live and Crossfire and FOX News Channel's Special Report with Brit Hume, Hannity and Colmes, and The O'Reilly Factor. Sprigg resides in Maryland with his wife and son.