America's moral decline is not secret. An alarming number of moral and cultural problems have exploded in our country since 1960--a period when the standards of morality expressed in our laws and customs have been relaxed, abandoned, or judicially overruled.
Conventional wisdom says laws cannot stem moral decline. Anyone who raises the prospect of legislation on the hot topics of our day - abortion, family issues, gay rights, euthanasia - encounters a host of objections:
"As long as I don't hurt anyone the government s should leave me alone."
"No one should force their morals on anyone else."
"You can't make people be good."
"Legislating morality violates the separation of church and state."
'Legislating Morality' answers those objections and advocates a moral base for America without sacrificing religious and cultural diversity. It debunks the myth that "morality can't be legislated" and amply demonstrates how liberals, moderates, and conservatives alike exploit law to promote good and curtail evil. This book boldly challenges prevailing thinking about right and wrong and about our nation's moral future.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"An extremely valuable book at a crisis point in our culture--a must-read for those on both sides of the issues that are tearing our country apart."
Ravi Zacharias, Ph.D., best-selling author and speaker
"'Legislating Morality' goes to the heart of America's growing social crisis because it shows the inseparability of law, morality, and order. Required reading for most lawyers and all judges."
William B. Ball, noted First Amendment attorney
"This is a powerful message for these feeble times. Geisler and Turek have mapped out how we can get real answers to long-perplexing questions: Should morality be legislated? And if so, how and by whom? This book is the new standard for resolving debates over the nature and necessity of legislated morality among civilized societies."
D. James Kennedy, Ph.D., best-selling author and speaker
Norman Geisler Frank Turek
Dr. Norman Geisler is author or coauthor of some fifty books and hundreds of articles. He has taught at the university and graduate level for nearly forty years and has spoken or debated in all fifty states and in twenty-five countries. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Loyola University and now serves as Chancellor of Veritas Evangelical Seminary, in Murrieta, CA.
Frank Turek holds two master degrees: one in apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary, and one in public administration from George Washington University. He is a sought after speaker and award- winning author who has appeared on numerous TV and radio programs including 'The O'Reilly Factor', 'Hannity and Colmes,' and 'Politically Incorrect'. His forthcoming book, also co-authored with Dr. Norman Geisler, is titled 'I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist'.