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DALLAS, November 17 /Christian Newswire/ -- The last few decades have produced some dramatic changes in the national discourse about all things sexual. With elementary school children being introduced to "family diversity" curriculum, reports of promiscuity in homes for the aged, the raging debate over gay marriage, and the mainstreaming of pornography through advertising and entertainment, there seems to be virtually no part of the culture that is not dealing with sexuality in one way or another—and often with significant controversy. In this age of moral relativism, the politically correct opinion states that what happens between consenting adults is nobody's business but theirs.
What do the mainstreaming of pornography, the homosexual agenda, and the philosophy of sexual liberation have in common? Implicit in each is an attack on the institution of heterosexual marriage. According to Dr. Albert Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, when the traditional plan for marriage is attacked, an entire civilization may pay the price. Dr. Mohler's latest book, Desire and Deceit: The Real Cost of the New Sexual Tolerance, examines many of today's most controversial and troubling issues concerning sexuality.
"Today, we face a cultural crisis that actually threatens to reverse civilization and to embrace barbarism," Dr. Mohler states. "Civilization is based upon order, respect, habit, custom, and institution—all of which are rejected outright by the age of moral relativism and the lack of sexual restraint. Can civilization survive under these circumstances? I would have to argue that it cannot. There is no example in the history of humankind of a civilization enduring for long under these conditions."
A major portion of the book is devoted to exposing and analyzing the tactics used by the homosexual movement which have taken homosexuality from "the love that dare not speak its name" to the center of America's public life in only a few short decades. Tracing the current movement back to its roots, Dr. Mohler brings to light the well crafted and stunningly successful public relations efforts that have repackaged the homosexual image and sought to revise the church's teaching on homosexuality. Dr. Mohler handily demonstrates the logical fallacies of these revisionist attempts, while bringing the crucial issue to the fore.