Author: Dale O'Leary.
From global conferences to tiny parish gatherings, pro-family advocate Dale Oâ€™Leary has traveled the world defending marriage against radical activists intent on rewriting its age-old definition.
Now, in One Man, One Woman
, the first book of its kind written for Catholics, Oâ€™Leary shares her knowledge and experience of every facet of the gay-marriage debate: politics, psychology, biology, religion, and social science. With clarity and force she tackles the many myths surrounding this contentious issue, showing that:
-Gay people are not â€œborn that wayâ€ (scientists have never found a â€œgay geneâ€ and never will), but neither do they purposely â€œchooseâ€ their condition
-By their very nature, homosexual relationships reject the traditional marital ideals of permanence, fidelity, and mutual self-giving
-Since marriage is much more than just a private matter between two individuals, radically redefining it will inevitably have grave ill effects on all of society
-Jesusâ€™ command to â€œjudge notâ€ doesnâ€™t compel us to approve of homosexual behavior or samesex marriage (but we are called to speak the truth in love)
-Research has conclusively shown that children fare best with a mother and a father â€” and gay activists know this
-The battle over gay marriage is but one part of a larger war against traditional morality and religion, and this war wonâ€™t end even when the issue is settled
Oâ€™Leary shows how the redefinition of marriage in Europe and Canada has already taken a predictable toll on marriage rates, family stability, religious freedom, and childrenâ€™s well-being. And there are ominous signs that radical social engineers are plotting a similar course for the United States: toward a future in which marriage is considered a quaint anachronism, and â€œintolerantâ€ beliefs are strictly censored.
But thereâ€™s still time to avert that course, she says, and to that end she includes a twelve-point practical plan for saving marriage for the next generation â€” a plan that begins and ends not with anger, but with genuine love and compassion.
So whether youâ€™re trying to fight City Hall, answer the challenges of a relative or friend, or even quiet your own nagging doubts, One Man, One Woman is your single source for the facts you need to understand and defend the truth about marriage.
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