With the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges, it seems we as a society have traded an apparent “attack on marriage rights” for an attack on religious freedom. Christians who merely hold to their religious convictions about same-sex marriage are tarred and feathered; and people who refuse to view marriage according to the federal government’s redefinition of it are now seen as analogues to the same people who fought against interracial marriage. From famous political figures to major corporations, the same-sex marriage movement has gained momentum and only seems to be strengthening. How do we as Christians counter it?
Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, written by Ryan T. Anderson, is an illuminating book about the practical arguments opposing same-sex marriage. Anderson makes a compelling case for God’s original purpose for marriage by using arguments rooted in jurisprudence, philosophy, political science, and social science. As a result, he bravely defends the traditional view of marriage by making “reasoned arguments about why religious liberty is a human right, why marriage matters for public policy, and what the consequences are of redefining marriage.”
In addition to Truth Overruled, Ryan Anderson has co-authored another book on marriage called What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense. He has also made appearances on ABC, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN where he famously debated on Piers Morgan Live on the subject of marriage. Currently, he is a William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow in American Principles and Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation where he researches and writes about marriage and religious freedom.
With the anti-Christian sentiment increasing, it becomes more and more challenging for believers to defend their convictions. Truth Overruled is for the person who wishes to make a convincing case for their beliefs and to join in on the fight for religious freedom.