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Progressives Respond To Ryan Anderson’s Book on Marriage With Typical Lack Of Class

by Bradley Matthews

Ryan Anderson

By Rebecca Ross, with additional research by Megan Polston

Nothing causes division quite like a controversial Supreme Court case.  On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court redefined marriage in all 50 states, moving the main debate out of the court and back into the public.  Ryan T. Anderson, one of the nation’s leading scholars on traditional marriage, was the first to pen a book on the Obergefell v. Hodges decision.

In Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, Anderson explains what marriage is, why it matters for public policy, and the consequences of its legal redefinition.  He also expresses his sadness that the word “tolerance” has morphed into something far more hypocritical and vengeful than it once was – a point proven by internet trolls on Amazon.com.

Unsurprisingly, Truth Overruled, not even in print publication yet, has already been attacked by the Left. What was unexpected though was the considerable amount of personal attacks on Mr. Anderson and his supporters.  Isn’t it ironic that those who claim to preach acceptance and tolerance for all can be so intolerant of those who have opposing opinions, especially religious ones?

Erick Erickson, the editor-in-chief of the news site RedState.com, wrote this morning on the “gay mafia,” which he defines as “an organized movement within the gay rights community … to harass those who disagree with their agenda and silence any dissent from their agenda.”  Their agenda included a coordinated effort to “vote down” Truth Overruled on Amazon.com.

Some of their reviews were thoughtful disagreements but the ones that stood out were the comments personally insulting Anderson and his supporters.  Read some of the classy comments below taken from the book page on Amazon:

  • One reviewer dubbed Anderson as an “unmarried closet case.”
  • One said, “This is a book written by a losing side. Wah, you lost, get over it. This book is not even relevent to a civilized society.”
  • I guess this reviewer also deemed the spelling of “relevant,” irrelevant.
  • Another comment read that “just as the anti-gay bigots like anderson and george lost on same-sex marriage, so will they lose at their attempted religious overreach. they don’t seem to understand that western civilization has entered its post-christian phase, and they are being left behind.”  Again, this is the actual spelling used by the commenter.
  • And believe it or not, one reviewer even said, “What I find amazing is that Ryan, himself is an unmarried virgin.  Who knows not about Marriage or has experienced Sex, yet he writes a book about Marriage… Preposterous.  That’s like Hellen Keller telling someone how to drive.”

Oftentimes, the sign of a desperate argument is one that goes for irrelevant or insulting remarks when one cannot find a suitable counterargument.  But with all these nasty reviews, not a single one had been a “verified purchase” on Amazon.  This means that most, if not all, of these reviewers have not even read Anderson’s book.

Despite the ongoing comment war on Amazon, Truth Overruled has actually increased in sales, letting readers learn for themselves the truth about marriage.

Written by Rebecca Ross, with additional research by Megan Polston.


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