Ryan T. Anderson: The Book

The new book by Heritage Foundation spokes-hater Ryan T. Anderson has launched on Amazon. From the product recap:

Attacks on religious liberty–predicated on the bogus equation of opposition to same-sex marriage with racism–have already begun, and modest efforts in Indiana and other states to protect believers’ rights have met with hysterics from media and corporate elites. Anderson tells the stories of innocent citizens who have been coerced and penalized by the government and offers a strategy to protect the natural right of religious liberty. Anderson reports on the latest research on same-sex parenting, filling it out with the testimony of children raised by gays and lesbians. He closes with a comprehensive roadmap on how to rebuild a culture of marriage, with work to be done by everyone. The nation’s leading defender of marriage in the media and on university campuses, Ryan Anderson has produced the must-read manual on where to go from here. There are reasonable and compelling arguments for the truth about marriage, but too many of our neighbors haven’t heard them. Truth is never on “the wrong side of history,” but we have to make the case. We will decide which side of history we are on.

We presume that one of the “children raised by gays” is infamous crackpot Robert Oscar Lopez. The book is endorsed by NOM founder Robert George, Southern Baptists leader Russell Moore, and megachurch Pastor Rick Warren. Even though the book just launched today, it’s already gotten a couple of gushing five-star reviews. (Tipped by JMG reader Christopher)

  • gaylib

    Duggar

    • bkmn

      Well, color me

  • bkmn

    If Ryan wrote it, you know it is bullshit.

  • JT

    Heritage? Whose? The Confederates?

    • scottrose

      Ryan T. Anderson’s boss at Heritage, Jim DeMint, is a member of the Sons of Confederate Bitches.

  • gaylib

    Which one of you is M Barber? Your reviews are the best!

  • bryan

    Desperate closet case tries to win more money at the anti gay casino.

  • JT

    That duggars belief.

  • David L. Caster

    Sigh, now somebody will have to write a rebuttal book.

    • oikos

      Matt Baume’s book does that. Read quite a bit of it last night. Marriage defined , free on kindle.

      • David L. Caster

        Matt might have to rush out a second edition now. I’ll let him wade through Anderson’s tripe.

    • LovesIrony

      I will: Chapter 1. Ryan T Anderson is a homophobic bigot that makes a living denying gay people what the Supreme Court has found to be a constitutional right. He is a fucking bigoted hateful shit.
      The End

      • scottrose

        You have such a way with words.

  • sherman

    If you’re going to conflate civil marriage with religious marriage-

    Religious liberty would mean that the government would recognize religious marriages done by all churches, not just anti-gay churches. Your argument is actually against religious liberty.

    • scottrose

      Don’t forget that the LDS Church stopped discriminating against black people after Carter told them he would revoke their tax-exempt status if they didn’t stop discriminating. All of a sudden, the racist assholes’ “deeply held religious beliefs” weren’t so deeply held.

      • sherman

        I’ve never heard anything about Carter and tax-exempt.

        • scottrose

          It is worth nothing that discrimination against Blacks in the Mormon Church ONLY “ENDED” AFTER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER INFORMED THE PRESIDENT OF THE MORMON CHURCH that they would lose their tax exempt status unless their blatant discriminatory practices and promotion of same, ended. The curse of Cain still exists in Mormon literature. No public statement or apology has been made to repudiate it. In addition, until 1978, when the Mormons were forced to end systematic racism, Romney was a highly placed member of that church and he embraced and condoned their vicious and hateful beliefs and attitudes against people of color.

  • Gustav2

    Quick, let me publish a book before no one cares!

    • Joe in PA

      ooops, too late. 😉

      • BlueberriesForMe

        LOL!

  • David From Canada

    People who write books such as this one live in their own little world and have no sense of reality. Leave them there.

  • Cuberly

    “compelling truth”, interesting none of that came up during the countless court battles. What with it being compelling and all.

    • oikos

      It was super secret truth just like NOM’s secret plan to reverse marriage equality.
      To receive the truth please send a donation now.

      • BlueberriesForMe

        Only 59 days left. I’m waiting for Brownshirt’s ultimate plea: “If we don’t receive enough donations, we are going to have to SHUT DOWN. Don’t you care about ‘natural marriage’ anymore? We need $50,000,000 in the next 3 days or we will have to CLOSE. Don’t let those activist ‘judges’ get away with this….”

      • Cuberly

        Something tells me it was the “hold my breath till I turn blue & I get my way” gambit. Or Christianst truthiness.

  • anne marie in philly

    burn it or use it for toilet paper!

    • PeterC

      Are you implying that one should try to clean up shit with more shit?

  • Sam_Handwich

    someone call a waaaaaaaaaaaaaambulance

    https://twitter.com/RyanTAnd/status/620980719804940288

    • bryan

      Fly monkeys, fly.

  • JoeMyGod
    • Sam_Handwich

      lol i just posted that.

    • oikos

      Guess which ones compare me to Hitler?
      The accurate ones.

      • Steverino

        Goebbels would be more precise.

        • Octavio

          But ya are like Hitler, Blanche. Ya are.

          • scottrose

            Rotten T. Anderfuck and his mentors supported throwing homosexuals into jail for their intimacy, so . . .you know . . . that is on the Hitlerian side of things. Ever read “I, Pierre Seel” the memoir of a gay man persecuted by the Nazis?

          • Octavio

            I have not read that.

    • David Walker

      Odd. I don’t remember Matt Baume posting anything like this about the comments on HIS book, “Defining Marriage.” I wonder what that could mean?

      • Bad Tom

        Matt Baume is a far, far, far classier man?

        • David Walker

          To say the least.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    He could pinch out an odoriferous, steaming pile of excrement on the desks of all the NOM operatives, and they would all gush over what an amazing pile it was. And how dare anyone find fault with it!

    • scottrose

      For reference, here is a recent photo of Maggie Gallagher.

  • oikos

    “Truth is never on “the wrong side of history,” but we have to make the case. We will decide which side of history we are on.”
    You’ve already decided: the wrong side.

  • Lakeview Bob

    Oh course this is Anderson’s fantasy and dream of creating a Stepford nation based on his beliefs.

    • scottrose

      XX

  • Sam_Handwich

    poor Ryan. wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier to just find a cock to suck?

    • scottrose

      It’s not an either/or situation. He can hate-monger against gays and still find a cock to suck. Ted Haggard and Larry Craig have proven that to be true.

  • Ninja0980

    The only people who will buy into this book are bigots who live in their own bubble.

    • oikos

      Maybe Ted Cruz can order some copies from him, you know to show it’s a ‘best seller.’

    • Steverino

      Mental masturbation for bigots.

    • Chucktech

      Aw, gee, I dunno, maybe he does have some cogent argument against marriage equality that I hadn’t considered before…

      Pffft…

    • scottrose

      Rotten T. Anderfuck’s Witherspoon crony Matthew J. Frank titled his “review” “The debate is not over” even though Americans overwhelmingly support equality and none of the leaders of the Republican field are emphasizing anti-gay-rights politicking. The bigots have Santorum, Huckabee and some other detritus that won’t get past the first few primaries. Thereafter, the awareness of a need to appeal to independents will take over. Same-sex marriage will be a non-issue in the 2016 presidential election. Rotten T. Anderfuck is just trying to strike the bigot iron while the bigot iron is hot. He’s got a very narrow window of opportunity to do that.

  • Bj Lincoln

    If it were the truth, it would be for SSM. Not against it. As for the ‘gushing’ reviews, I’m sure they paid a pretty penny for them.

    • Tor

      I’m waiting to hear about the bulk purchases….

  • PLAINTOM

    This great champion of marriage is NOT MARRIED.

    • oikos

      The good news is that when he finally comes out of the closet, he can get married in all 50 states. 🙂

      • BaddogLtd
        • oikos

          You know Ryan reads this blog and now he’s got a woodie.

        • Tor

          “Grows to 6 times it’s [sic] original size!!” I’ve seen that before.

        • JT

          “It’s anatomically correct for your entertainment pleasure!”

          • CanuckDon

            Does that mean it makes great Manhattans?

        • Joe in PA

          is that what they mean by “a grower and not a shower“?

          • Steverino

            Even in the shower, a grower but not a shower.

          • Octavio

            But does it growl?

      • TommyTune

        Indeed. Listen to all his sibilant s’s and tell me that boy isn’t gay. Once again, the lady doth protest too much methinks.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWIhZ5xJJaQ

        • Jamie_Johnson

          Ok, I’m loving today’s new word: sibilant. Thank you, Tommy!

          • BudClark

            It should be written in Parseltongue, though:

            Ssssssssssssssibilant.

          • TommyTune

            That’s a good one!

          • scottrose

            I’m sure you know this already, but Ryan T. Anderson wrote a lengthy screed in which he gives advice to a “friend” who is “struggling” with same-sex attractions.

        • Blake J Butler

          Him and that guy with the glasses and the bow tie, (can’t remember his name at this minute) set my gaydar off the charts.

          He reminds me of those Mormon men who are gay and married to women, and say even they are against gay marriage. And i keep thinking to myself, i wonder what happens when these guys get together when their wives are away ? my guess is off come the “magic underwear” and take a ride on each others disco stick.

          • scottrose

            Is this the one with the glasses?

    • Sam_Handwich

      he’s a virgin….well if you don’t count the salami incident

      • gaylib

        Sure he is, and I’m a duggar’s uncle.

    • scottrose

      Where is the woman Ryan’s age who would consider him a good prospect for marriage? (Bwahahahahahaa!)

  • Ninja0980

    When he talks about the children of same sex parents, I’m assuming he’s talking about ungrateful pricks like Katy Faust.

    • Steverino

      In their topsy-turvy world, anecdotes count as facts, and the exception disproves everything else.

    • Gyeo

      He’ll have one or may be two. And completely ignore all the other children who are very happy with their same sex parents.

      • scottrose

        Not to mention that in the world right now, there are more than 92 million homeless orphans (no father, no mother) at risk of starvation and death. Would somebody genuinely interested in child welfare (rather than political gay bashing) be trying to help those orphans, or scream and yell that no gay adult should ever adopt?

    • Menergy

      More likely cites Regnerus….as “proof”. Hahahahahahaha

      • oikos

        and ROL

      • scottrose

        This Regnerus?

  • Brian G

    The book was released TODAY. There’s three Verified Purchaser reviews with 5 star ratings also posted today.
    How fast did they read the book, then post the review? Or did they buy the book, then write a canned (paid for?) review without actually not having read it?

    • JT

      “Anything’s possible if you belEEVE in JEEBus!”

    • David L. Caster

      Probably colleagues of Anderson had advance copies to read or inside information to develop their remarks from. Then they went to Amazon, bought a copy and entered their reviews. They might turn around and return the item if they were particularly Scotch.

      • David Walker

        Scotch is the beverage. Scot or Scottish is the person…in this case stereotyped. (Sorry. I don’t mind the cheap rap as much of thinking of myself as an old, aging drink. Gone are THOSE days.)

        • David L. Caster

          Thanks for that bit of editing. I’m going to leave it as is since your reply was great. In the future, I’ll remember to use the correct term.

          • David Walker

            I’m sorry, David. It’s just that I read with an imaginary red pen in hand and sometimes I can’t resist. The bane of many an English major.

          • Octavio

            OT: I, too, am/was a wielder of the red pen. In the days before spell checkers and the internet I would go over all post cards and letters I would receive and correct them with editing marks. One day a very close friend visited me for a ski weekend. He stayed in my extra room that also served as my home office. Post cards he had sent were out in the open on top of my desk. He has never written me or sent a letter since then. That was back in 1979.
            Now — in my dotage — I no longer give a rats ass unless someone uses “irregardless” or makes some equally egregious mistake.
            🙁

          • barracks9

            A cover letter I received today included the phrase “two university’s scholarship programs”. That applicant – for a marketing position – didn’t make it to the next round.

            I don’t apologize for holding applicants to a high standard; if you can’t be bothered to proofread your cover letter and catch mistakes that fly under the radar of spell check functions, you’ll likely carry that habit with you to the workplace.

          • Octavio

            I support your decision not to apologize. There is a lot of evidence that what you say is true.

          • David Walker

            To be honest, I love “irregardless.” It is truly a favorite non-word. Not that it would make it beyond the editing stage, but I simply find the word funny.

          • Octavio

            Mine is “newclear.” Where I live in the USA it’s the standard pronunciation.

          • charliebkk

            Is that the same thing as “nukuler”?

          • Octavio

            Almost. “nucular” is how they say in 100 miles to the east of Vegas in Ewetaw. 🙂

            I probably should have spelled it “new cleer” — that’s closer to the Vegas Valley accent.

          • BlueberriesForMe

            “Presenting: “Red Pen Disqus”. This new option allows you to highlight and correct your fellow commenters spelling, usage, and punctuation errors with your own personal Red Pen. Have high-spirited and vivacious discussions about these crucial concepts which are timeless and always a sure upvote “getter”. You will also be able to “Red Pen” anonymously but what’s the fun in that?

            Irregardless, its an sure winnur.”

          • Octavio

            You minx! Don’t tempt me! 🙂

          • I helped finance my undergrad degree as a copy editor for the university. When I started reading TheBackLot after it bought out AfterElton.com I was concerned at the daily number of typos and spelling errors. For people who have worked as teachers or copy editors, to see an error in print actually triggers a physical reaction–like some people have when they walk into a room and see a painting hung in a crooked manner. I would privately email the staff writer with suggested corrections because I actually believe if I were offering what is considered a professional product, I would be horrified to discover I had published something full of errors. I never offered the corrections publicly I then got a very nasty private email from the editor (who has since been booted since the site is now being absorbed by NewNowNext) forbidding me to ever send in further information on the site’s errors.

          • David L. Caster

            I don’t mind. I could use a good editor. I write much better than most engineers, but I still get a little carried away at times.

    • Lindoro Almaviva

      In all fairness, they could have received an advanced copy and committed to write a review on the day the book came out. That kind of thing does not surprise me, as it is a tool available to any author.

      That being said, does it surprise you that people who have been drinking the Koolaid would do this? I mean, there is plenty of people attacking the book without having read it either. We have all read the arguments, I am sure Anderson has nothing new to bring to the table, so that page is just another one where the endless debate will continue. At one point or another we need to start ignoring these people and every time they open their mouths we just need to say “debate over, you lost” and move on.

      • D. J.

        Ryan wouldn’t give an advance copy to somebody who would slam it, then solicit a review from them.
        Ryan also failed to put his glam shot on the cover.

        • Octavio

          Yeah, but christains can read fast ’cause all they’s gots ta do is press the book real close to their chest and jeezuuz pushes all the words into their hearts. That’s what I learned on the buybull channel.

          • D. J.

            My Atheist ass wasted money on learning speed reading……
            I may have saved money in the long run. All that holy water, prayer cloths and anointing oil on the BuyBull channel.
            Robert Tilton was my neighbor in Fort Lauderdale. Dan Savage is right. The reason for monogamy being challenging is dick. Tilton was a real party guy.

          • Octavio

            But you helped Evelyn Wood have a good retirement. Think of that. 🙂

          • bambinoitaliano

            Consider the kind of garbage he churned out, I doubt anyone would require an hour to read that book.

          • Octavio

            Amazon doesn’t mention if it comes with its own set of crayolas. What would jeezuzz do?

          • bambinoitaliano

            No way they gonna give you the rainbow color of crayolas. It’s going to be singular color with the shade of dark or grey for the doomsday cult.

          • good work

            Enjoyed your review. So far the critical reviews outnumber the wackadoodle positives.

      • Chucktech

        “There are reasonable and compelling arguments for the truth [meaning OUR “truth”] about marriage, but too many of our neighbors haven’t heard them.”

        Then where the FUCK were you and these “compelling arguments” over the past couple of fucking YEARS when this was being litigated?? You ain’t got NUTHIN.

        • D. J.

          They were funneling money to Regnerus, Rekkers, et al.
          Haven’t heard them? Not possible. They never shut up. I imagine he wrote the book because the public is tired of hearing him talk.
          Faux Gnus has to start yakking about religious freedumb and lessen the time they spend on marriage equality, specifically.

          • scottrose

            What’s most worrisome is that this bigoted hater Ryan T. Anderson is making his living off of encouraging anti-LGBT bigots to continue in their ignorance against gay people. In some pockets of society, that will mean continued persecution of real-live gay people. Students are particularly at risk. And Republicans in the Senate just defeated Senator Franken’s bill to give federal anti-bullying protections to LGBT students. Ryan would deserve to get the Anita Bryant treatment, at the very least. He is a despicable anti-LGBT bigot.

        • PLAINTOM

          An interesting question for people who have been donating millions of dollars. What the hell did these people do with your donations ?

        • Veylon

          The case against gay marriage collapsed they day they accepted childless couples and singles who either stay childless or adopt into the fold.

          After that, they couldn’t make any strong arguments without damaging themselves. All that was left was the nitpicking.

          If there was a strong argument they dared use, they wouldn’t need a whole book because it would fit on the cover.

        • Cuberly

          Ha! You beat me to it, I said the same thing further down.

    • BobSF_94117

      In fairness, do you really think anyone needs to read it to know what it says?

      • Sk3ptic

        Blech. Like wading into WND.

      • scottrose

        No, because Ryan T. Anderson is a hack and a broken record.

    • Brian G

      I thought about the Advanced Copy aspect to, but then wonder how Amazon’s algo determined them to be a “verified purchaser” if they got a Free Book?

      • I don’t know how much detail you want–as authors, we don’t tend to send out old-fashioned manuscripts (or finished paperbacks/hard copies–we have software that can convert a Word doc into any of the electronic reader formats–Amazon uses mobi, while B&N uses epub, for example. Rarely we’ll get a request from a reviewer to send us a PDF version. And in full disclosure, a lot well established journals will not accept an ebook for review–only the old-fashioned ones with paper pages. So–a person can get an advance copy the moment an author finishes writing and many authors use “beta readers” who get basically a rough draft version. They are then instructed to upload the review the moment the book goes live on Amazon, although you can actually throw up a review on Goodreads before it’s officially published. An author (or in this case, more likely a lackey or an intern) can send a “gift” copy on Amazon, but Amazon really sends the “value” of the purchase, so if you received such a “gift” you can spend it on anything else in the Amazon store and the author would have a hard time finding out you just ran off with his or her money. A verified purchase shows the “gift” was used to buy the book/product in question. But there’s also nothing to stop a minister buying $5.00 gift cards (if the book sells for $4.99) to hand them out to their flock of bigots with the instructions of how and when to use it. Amazon, to the best of my knowledge would have a hard time tracing $5 gift cards, although it might be technically possible. This is different from the minions of Cruz buying a thousand copies of a book at a bookstore to hand out free to his followers. That’s where the point of purchase raises flags the way it did for the NY Times. There’s also a system Amazon uses with PRIME, so you can avoid paying for it altogether by checking it out the way you would from a library. Historically, the author would then receive a payment (called a KOLL) rather than a standard royalty payment. There’s currently a Internet discussion storm where to save money Amazon has decided to pay out KOLLs based on the number of pages actually read. As I recall this was coming out to $.006 per page read, so the author will be making about as much as recording artists do when someone listens to their art on a streaming platform. Historically, a KOLL had been paying roughly $1.25 per book checked out. There had also been a “percentage” measurement. Most of the major booksellers like Amazon allow a reader to “sample” 15-20% of a book to see if they like it. That used to be the way a KOLL was verified, rather than the current exact number of pages a reader flicks through on an Kindle. I could be wrong, but I don’t think the KOLL numbers really do much to improve a book’s rankings or to increase its visibility to a reader.

        • scottrose

          To call the regurgitated anti-gay bigot crap in Rotten T. Anderfuck’s latest pamphlet a “book” is quite the stretch.

    • leo77

      Most of the “reviews” are from the usual suspects i.e. Anderson’s cronies at the Witherspoon Institute and Heritage. I’m sure they were all reading the galley proofs months ago. Some of them no doubt supplied input.

      The Rabbi and Rick Warren were brought in to provide some diversity—so it doesn’t seem like an entirely Roman Catholic endeavor.

      • scottrose

        In the shrinking circles of professional anti-LGBT bigots, Witherspoon’s Matthew J. Franck is among the most obnoxious. This hater has gay-bashed blood on his hands.

    • (remember I’m still an actual NY Times and USA Bestselling Author -under Skye Eagleday. I get awards under my “real name” of Ty Nolan, but Skye pays the rent)–Amazon has recently introduced a system of being able to post an advance purchase date, so if this self-hating author used that system (or more likely some lackey did) and set the date on July 11th, then you can’t purchase a copy until July 11th, but it’s a major marketing ploy if people start to per-purchase it as soon as it’s promoted on Amazon and it would then be delivered on your kindle or other device the moment it drops. This is a major advantage because Amazon grants visibility based (in large part) by the number of sales within the first 30 days (at which point it falls off “Hot New Releases). NY Times and USA Today make their call the first 2 weeks it becomes available, and the per-purchase helps get you on the Lists. So–the fact the reviews there are “verified purchases” simply means someone bought them on Amazon. That doesn’t mean they were actually read or that the person granting the 5 star review was the one who purchased it. Amazon does monitor point of purchase, so an individual buying say, 500 copies won’t necessarily help out the author. If you recall, that’s one of the things that tripped up Cruz in trying to get NYT status.

      Frankly, I’d suggest we all do a flying monkey thing and zero out the ratings, although Amazon doesn’t give a shit about the number of stars a book gets–it goes by the actual number of reviews. This is one of those “no such thing as bad publicity” so if 200 JMG readers leave 1 star reviews, it will actually shove it towards the front of the line when an innocent reader is searching keywords relevant to this trash. The fact the reader sees it has 200 1 star reviews and three 5 star ones might have an influence. Bottom line for authors–a bad review is better than no review when it comes to readers searching for something to read as opposed to a specific title.

    • John30013

      Every positive review gives it 5 stars, and they all seem to be written by “professional” (a/k/a paid) reviewers. They all praise Anderson’s “intelligent” analyses and “powerful” arguments, but none of them actually mentions any specific content of the book.

      Just a bunch of paid shills.

      • scottrose

        Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.

  • JT
  • Joe in PA

    SSDD.

    • LonelyLiberal

      Some Santorum, Different Dick?

      • David Walker

        Hahahahahahahahaha! Luvvit!

      • Joe in PA

        I like yours better!

  • BaddogLtd

    As much as I hate these clowns I’m always delighted to see them smacked down on Youtube, Amazon or wherever they pop up their weasel heads. They are in a rapidly shrinking minority and nothing is more delicious than seeing the proof of that every day.

    • Sk3ptic

      Pretty much sums it up. No further reading required.

    • scottrose

      Exhibit A.

      • Alan S. Lee

        Looked like there were at least two closet cases among those five sons.

    • Gest2016

      I banged this one out:

      • BaddogLtd

        Well done, buddy! I’m thinking of throwing a curveball and posting a 5 star review of backhanded snark but I wan’t to think it through before posting. Good job!

        • Gest2016

          I also carpet-bombed the five star reviews with my own rebuttals. I like to send a subliminal message to bigots that nothing they say will go unchallenged any more.

          • LovesIrony

            high five

  • AtticusP

    Meh. I wouldn’t use this book to prop up a wobbly table leg.

    I have far too much respect for my furniture.

    • oikos

      I’d take free copies to burn in the woodstove this winter. It would make excellent kindling or compost for the garden.

      • Tor

        It’s probably printed with toxic ink.

    • Steverino

      I feel sorry for the beautiful trees that were sacrificed for this dreck.

      • scottrose

        Dreck it is.

  • TJay229

    Are we leaving comments on Amazon?

  • Tor

    “He closes with a comprehensive roadmap on how to rebuild a culture of marriage, with work to be done by everyone.”

    Sorry, a day late and a dollar short. And “work to be done by EVERYONE?” BWAAAHAAHAAHAA.

    • Bryan

      Ha! Nope, only the ones in denial.

    • B Snow

      So most of the book is about how to end divorce, right?

    • scottrose

      Curiously, the plan doesn’t involve Rotten T. Anderfuck ever getting married. But he’s here to instruct everybody else on a “healthy marriage culture” that excludes same-sex couples. What a dipshit.

  • i imagine Rick Warren’s support sounds sorta like “Buy this book, and read it with your family. Its message helped save my family the shame of having to deal with a gay wedding, as my youngest son took a gun and blew his brains out after years of hearing this anti-gay rhetoric. what a win!”

    • jmax

      I almost didn’t upvote this post because it sounded so mean and inappropriate. But then I decided to upvote it because it sounded so mean and inappropriate 🙂

      • trust me – i take no pleasure at ALL in the death of his youngest son. but Warren has spent YEARS ruining families and driving LGBT youth to suicide. he’s gone overseas and evangelized his hate in Russia, Uganda, and look how THAT turned out.

        and after years of dealing with being in the anti-gay Warren family, their youngest son simply couldn’t take it anymore – and Rick and his heinous excuse for a wife clearly don’t give a fuck.

        • jmax

          I understand completely. And my reply wasn’t meant as a criticism of your post – i just felt guilty for upvoting it since I wouldn’t wish the tragedy the Warrens have been through on my worst enemy.

          • right? ditto, brother. and yet, they continue to promote the very things that drove their son to end his life. the cowards. they’ve learned NOTHING.

          • scottrose

            I don’t know how these bigots can live with themselves or sleep at night.

  • bob

    It just shows that these hatemongers knew the courts would rule in favor of marriage equality . How else would all these books be out so soon ?

  • Eric in Oakland

    “There are reasonable and compelling arguments for the truth about marriage”

    By “reasonable” he means totally illogical and faith based. By “compelling” he means completely unconvincing to any objective person. By “truth” he means hateful lies. It makes perfect sense when you acknowledge that he has redefined many of the terms he’s using.

    • KnownDonorDad

      WAR IS PEACE
      FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
      IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

    • Chucktech

      You must have read the book!

  • joe ho

    The more negative reviews, the better. I did my part.

  • Bonobo

    “just launched today, it’s already gotten a couple of gushing five-star reviews”… Lets see now… R. Lopez, R. George, T. Perkins, R. Moore, R. Warren, NOM’s Maggy and Bri Brown, and the Westboro Baptist Choir.

  • LonelyLiberal

    Matt’s Book: Must Read
    Ryan’s Book: Must Avoid

  • Sam_Handwich

    the five star reviews are suddenly appearing…

    This book is the response to mob hysteria whipped-up by the 1-star crowd that proves his point — homosexuals don’t want to debate, they want to SILENCE, via force, reasonable people who, to their horror, have Truth on their side.

    • David Walker

      Or not.

    • Chucktech

      Oh, wow, maybe I should buy it…

    • Stev84

      Capital Truth. Wow.

  • Dave

    “There are reasonable and compelling arguments for the truth about marriage, but too many of our neighbors haven’t heard them. ”

    He says this a lot. And usually it is stronger than this. For example, he’ll say that young people as a whole have never heard the compelling arguments against gay marriage. Whether he intends it or not, it is a slap in the face of NOM and Brian Brown, who have been responsible for 8 years for getting out the best message.

    • Tor

      Makes you wonder if there really IS a message or a compelling argument…..Heh, heh.

      • Chucktech

        THIS, Tor. The reason young people haven’t HEARD the compelling arguments against gay marriage is because there aren’t any.

        • scottrose

          Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.

    • scottrose

      All those years of Maggot Gagginwhore and Tony Jerkins appearing on T.V., using the most insulting anti-gay language — all of it identical to what Rotten T. Anderfuck has regurgitated in this pamphlet, but “our neighbors haven’t heard” the arguments. He is a joke.

    • Stev84

      If they had any good arguments, they would have brought them up in court.

      This is related to their idea that there are people out there who haven’t heard of Jesus. Or that people leaving the churches would just return if they heard better arguments (a favorite of the SBC). They just can’t comprehend that people have heard their message and rejected it.

  • KnownDonorDad

    The tl;dr version in song – I forget who posted this a few days back in another thread, but as a 6FU fan I thank you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPcrwSEdj7Y

  • joe ho

    fly, monkeys, fly.

  • KnownDonorDad

    The nation’s leading defender of marriage in the media and on university campuses,

    Refresh my memory…Anderson’s not married, is he?

    • D. J.

      Still single. Octopop got demoted? ROL is still batshit crazy after all these years.

    • scottrose

      So bigoted and obnoxious, to claim that Rotten T. Anderfuck is “defending” marriage AFTER same-sex American couples have the right to it. You can picture Rotten T. Anderfuck wearing a cape with a big B for bigot, flying into every same-sex wedding ceremony to object.

  • bryan

    Evidently we are an ‘LBGT machine’, according to his latest tweet. Even though he must be part of that, since he has been pushing this book online for a long time.

    • scottrose

      Rotten T. Anderfuck is part of the closet machine.

  • coram nobis

    Hasn’t been 3 weeks since the Obergefell ruling, and here we are with this doorstop. Even if he assumed how the ruling would sort out, it’s still a hasty rush-to-print, and looks it. Anyway, his Amazon page now shows 2.6 stars with a 61% one-star plurality. I can guess his argument: that religious liberty — the power to exert one’s beliefs on nonbelievers — trumps every other clause in the Constitution about others’ rights. Taking Constitutional clauses out of context is like taking bible verses out of context — it’s lazy and somewhat dishonest.

    • Chucktech

      You know, it may have actually occurred to him that he might want to start writing this a couple of years ago. I think he’s had plenty of time to clarify his thoughts on this…

      • Bad Tom

        But…that would show forethought.
        Nah.

      • scottrose

        He’s a professional hack. There is never any problem for him to pump out more of the same old same old. Plus, he doesn’t masturbate, which gives him more time to pump out his hackwork bigotry.

        • Chucktech

          Doesn’t masturbate?? How dya know that?? Of course he masturbates! I mean, unless there’s a little, um, mechanical problem or some other masturbatory impediment…

          • scottrose

            He’s spoken about “sexual morality” in ways that would lead one to believe that he refrains from masturbation. That he is a flaming hypocrite and a stupid asshole, in addition to be an anti-LGBT bigot is another matter.

          • Chucktech

            Unless there’s something wrong with his dick, and assuming he’s not getting any because, you know, he’s not married, of course he masturbates.

  • BobSF_94117

    I assume a bulk purchase is looming.

    • Chucktech

      It’ll rocket to number 1 on the NY Times Best Seller… what? Oh, you say that jig is up?? Shit… Well, bound for the bargain bin…

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Judgment = bigotry. Your god said judge-not and you ain’t judging-not. When you stop judging everyone as less than you are based on your “closely-held religious” beliefs, you shall be free from sin and then, and ONLY then, will you be free to pass into the kingdom of your god in heaven. By definition I, too, am a bigot because you force me to judge you since you cannot help yourself but to judge me. You get it yet? JUDGE NOT LEST YE BE JUDGED!

  • joe ho

    48% 5 star, 52% 1 star. It’s getting closer. Ryan’s getting out his anti-gay fanboys. Do your part.

    • scottrose

      Rotten T. Anderfuck’s own former school community in Baltimore has shunned him because of his hateful anti-LGBT bigotry.

      • joe ho

        i liked your uncompromising review of his book as well as your postings on robby george’s facebook page. i’m wondering why george didn’t delete them. maybe to show he’s being persecuted?

  • Michael Senesac

    The book tour will include appearances on CBN, Sandy Rios and One News Now.

    • Chucktech

      So, like, when’s he gonna be on Maddow??

  • JoeMyGod
    • Sam_Handwich

      Wanna see how good the LGBT machine is?

      Obergefell

      • BudClark

        ^^^^ + 1000

  • Cosmo Tupper

    Remeber Jesus’ words from the bible? “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” If you don’t, your judgment precludes you from being a disciple of Christ, ergo, straight to hades!

    • joe ho

      But “Jesus” supposedly also said this:

      Luke 14:

      26 “If any man come to Me and hate not his father and mother, and wife and children, and brethren and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.”

      Matthew 10:

      34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35″For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW”…

      • Cosmo Tupper

        Ugh!

  • Sam_Handwich

    5 star 36%
    1 star 64%

  • Richard Rush

    TRUTH: Truly Repugnant and Unsupportable Theological Hogwash.

    • scottrose

      That is Rotten T. Anderfuck all the way!

  • Cuberly

    Wait, one of the “reviewers” in answering comments, claims to have read the book pre-galleys.

    Because Andserson makes pre-galley versions of his book available to just any schmoe, right?

    Gee is it safe to say that reviewer is on staff or at least affiliated with Anderson?

    (facepalm)

    • Or just a bald face liar!

      • Cuberly

        Well yeah…..lol….

  • John Calendo

    My favorite comment to one of the instant 5-star reviews:

  • Mark

    I’m pretty sure we can expect that most of it was plagiarized from the KKK’s manifesto. Hell, we already know the boy’s got no sense, just hate.

  • JCF

    “Even though the book just launched today, it’s already gotten a couple of gushing five-star reviews.”

    Matt Baume’s new book is at a disadvantage, as it will only be reviewed by people who can read…

  • Fyva Prold

    I suggest everybody go upvote Ben Shepherd’s review