Gay Marriage


Information and Resources

US Supreme Court Forces Redefinition of Marriage in All 50 States (Press Release)
John Stemberger, Florida Family Policy Council
Official statement on US Supreme Court decision and the future of marriage and religious liberty in the United States. Also provides reasons why marriage cannot be “redefined” by the courts.

What You Need to Know About Marriage: Questions & Answers Driving the Debate (2013)
The Heritage Foundation
Answers questions including What is marriage? Why does marriage matter to the government? What are the consequences of redefining marriage? and 14 more frequently asked questions.

Biblical Perspective on Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage
Focus on the Family
Is it true that the Scriptures don’t really have anything to say about homosexuality and the legalization of gay marriage? I’ve heard this argument advanced many times – so often, in fact, that I’ve become seriously confused about the issue. What’s your perspective?

God’s Design for Marriage
Focus on the Family
Articles covering various topics on marriage and the family, including understanding God’s design for marriage.

Questions and Answers: What’s Wrong with Letting Same-Sex Couples “Marry?”
Peter Sprigg
The debate over “marriage” for same-sex couples has been framed as an issue of “equal rights”–but it is not. The real issue is the definition of what “marriage” is. This paper explains how history, anthropology, and sociology demonstrate that a marriage cannot exist without the presence of both a man and a woman.

Homosexuality is Not a Civil Right
Peter Sprigg
This essay is not a legal treatise, but an exploration of the philosophical justification for including various characteristics as categories of protection under historic civil rights laws—and why “sexual orientation” simply does not compare with them. 

Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom (Book)
Ryan T. Anderson, PhD
The Supreme Court has issued a decision, but that doesn’t end the debate. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, Americans face momentous debates about the nature of marriage and religious liberty. Because the Court has redefined marriage in all 50 states, we have to energetically protect our freedom to live according to conscience and faith as we work to rebuild a strong marriage culture. 

We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong (Book)
Dr. Albert Mohler
Exploring the dramatic moral revolution of western culture in recent decades, Mohler explains the underlying shifts behind it—from the acceptance of divorce and the liberation of sex from reproduction to the normalization of homosexuality and the rise of the transgender movement. He then offers a biblical framework for Christians to live faithfully amid the change.

Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting (Ebook)
Glenn T. Stanton, Dr. Bill Maier
What’s the big deal about gay marriage? The seismic waves from same-sex marriage and parenting have the potential to deconstruct humanity. Authors Maier and Stanton offer compelling reasons why legalizing this arrangement will be harmful to the larger community and future generations.

Judge Lederman’s Top Ten List: Bad Arguments for Homosexual Parenting
Judge Lederman
After seven years of working on the issue of homosexuality at the Family Research Council, I think I have a pretty good sense of the arguments that pro-homosexual activists use in support of their agenda, such as affirmation of homosexual parents and same-sex “marriage.” Even when those arguments are made well, they are unconvincing-but when they are made poorly; it just leaves me shaking my head.

Same-Sex Marriage and Human Fulfillment
Carson Holloway, The Public Discourse
Public recognition of unions contrary to human flourishing will hurt, not help, the happiness of those who participate in them.

Why Children Need Both a Mom and a Dad
Focus on the Family
God established marriage to connect a husband and wife and any children they have. So what happens when marriage breaks down, as in today’s culture? In particular, how does it’s demise affect children? More than 30 years of social science studies tell us children do best with a married mother and father, so we know that the loss of either is detrimental to a child’s development.

Are Children with Same-Sex Parents at a Disadvantage?
Glenn Stanton
There is a wealth of solid social, medical and psychological research indicating that children who grow up without their own married mother and father in the home face significant disadvantages in all important measures of well-being: physical and mental health, educational attainment, general happiness, confidence and empathy development, as well as protection from poverty, substance abuse, domestic violence and sexual abuse and avoidance of unmarried child-bearing.

The Truth Comes Out (Book)
Nancy Heche
Dr. Nancy Heche brings a compassionate and practical approach to some sensitive and painful life issues. After her husband’s death from AIDS, Nancy experienced the international media rush when her daughter began a highly publicized lesbian affair. Despite Nancy’s life circumstances, she held on to what she knew of God’s promises from Scripture and is discovering how to look at people and the world with God’s perspective through eyes full of love and blessing. Her inspiring story of faith and courage will offer hope to anyone who has ever been on the brink of despair, or wondered how to respond with love to someone in a same-sex relationship.

Can Animals Be Gay?
Dr. Albert Mohler
The New York Times Magazine offered a photograph of bunnies on the cover of its Easter Sunday edition, but the paper was asking a rather unusual question: “Can animals be gay?” “Various forms of same-sex sexual activity have been recorded in more than 450 different species of animals by now, from flamingos to bison to beetles to guppies to warthogs,” reported Jon Mooallem. Well, that’s a rather surprising statistic on many levels. It seems that researchers have been attempting to document these activities and to explain them. Thus far, there has been only a smattering of documentation and significant controversy over how to explain it.

 Websites, Books and Media

God’s Design for Marriage (Video)
John Stemberger, Florida Family Policy Council

Gay Marriage: Now What? (Video)
Dr. Albert Mohler

Seven Reasons Why “Getting Government Out of the Marriage Business” Won’t Work
John Stemberger, Florida Family Policy Council

Prof. Robert Gagnon – Homosexuality and the Bible

American Psychological Association List of Sexual Orientations

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