The Election and the Future of Marriage

Opportunity to Start Changing the Debate -- This Election is Critical

by Bill May

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, October 5, 2012 -- The marriage issue is front and center in this election season, and we have a unique and powerful opportunity to advance the cause for marriage and start moving to the offense.

Marriage is on the ballot in four states and no one seems to be holding the President accountable for his proposal to eliminate the only institution that unites kids with their moms and dads. That’s right. That is what he and others are proposing. But, the reality of his plan is obscured by the effort of opponents to make the marriage issue a referendum on the treatment of gays and lesbians, a distraction from the true issue of redefining marriage.

Getting the marriage conversation right, a guide for effective dialogue about same-sex or gay marriageWe have been hinting about our new national strategy for issues related to marriage and family. The time for launch has finally arrived! My new book, "Getting the Marriage Conversation Right, a guide for effective dialogue" by Emmaus Road Publishing, is available this week. The response to the review copies are way beyond our expectations. The use of the techniques outlined in the book is stunning.

The book offers new ways for explaining what marriage is. Instead of having to defend marriage, the book helps people move to the offense by directing conversations with key questions that have never been asked until now.

For example, “Do we need an institution that unites kids with their moms and dads? Yes or no?” If the answer is “yes”, that institution is marriage between a man and a woman. If “no”, then why not? I have never heard anyone come up with a good rationale for redefining that institution out of existence. But there is much more.

It is easy to be taken in by arguments based on false premises. The book teaches ways to recognize and expose the fallacies.

Can you imagine what can happen if this book makes its way into the hands of cultural leaders, teachers, pastors, candidates, and politicians? The entire dialogue of marriage and family can change to reflect reality.

Take a look at what Archbishop Cordileone and Ambassador Raymond Flynn are saying about the book. Take a look at the table of contents.

People are paying attention now during this election season. Now is the time to act.

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