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What God Has Joined Together: the Christian case for gay marriage 5 editions

Cover of: What God Has Joined Together | David G. Myers
About the Book

Gay marriage has become the most important domestic social issue facing twenty-first-century Americans -- particularly Americans of faith. Most Christians are pro-marriage and hold traditional family values, but should they endorse extending marriage rights to gays and lesbians? If Jesus enjoined us to love our neighbors as ourselves, and the homosexual is our neighbor, does that mean we should accept and bless gay marriages? These and other, related questions are tearing many faith-based communities apart. Across the country, states have voted, courts have debated, and churches have divided over the legitimacy of same-sex marriage. Amid the uproar one perspective is decidedly missing: that of thoughtful, pro-marriage Christians who, informed by their faith, are struggling to make sense of this issue. What God Has Joined Together? is an effort to bridge the divide between marriage-supporting and gay-supporting people of faith by showing why both sides have important things to say and showing how both sides can coexist. Drawing on scientific research as well as on the Bible, the authors explain that marriage is emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually beneficial for everyone, not just heterosexuals. They debunk myths about sexual orientation, assess claims of sexual reorientation, and explore what the Bible does and does not say about same-sex relationships. The book ends with a persuasive case for gay marriage and outlines how this can be a win-win solution for all.

Classifications

Library of Congress BT706.7 .M94 2005
Dewey 261.8/35848

5 editions First published in 2005

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Cover of: What God Has Joined Together
Cover of: What God Has Joined Together
Cover of: What God has joined together
What God has joined together: the Christian case for gay marriage
2006, HarperSanFrancisco
in English - 1st HarperCollins pbk. ed.
Cover of: What God has joined together?
What God has joined together?: the Christian case for gay marriage
2005, HarperSanFrancisco
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: What God Has Joined Together?
What God Has Joined Together?
2005, HarperCollins
Electronic resource in English

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