Rhetorical Analysis Of Dr. Robert Jeffress Essay

803 Words Jul 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Dr. Robert Jeffress, a pastor of the 12,000 member First Baptist Church in Dallas and a Fox News Contributor, writes about how marriage is to be entitled to only one man and one woman. He implies that the Supreme Court had a made a “tragic error” with traditional marriage by giving the right to same-sex marriage and opposing God. Jeffress supports his claim by using, rhetorical questions, quotes, and figurative language along the way. These strategies were used to convince his audience the Supreme Court did wrong.
Rhetorical questions are used in writing to involve the reader into the author’s argument. Jeffress used it to have the reader question their own thoughts on same-sex marriage. These questions absorb the reader deeper into the topic being argued. He states, “If gay marriage has now been elevated to a civil right on par with interracial marriage, what rationale would government have for not revoking the tax-exempt status of any religious organization that does not recognize same-sex unions?” This makes the reader perceive homosexual marriage affecting churches and businesses after he points out how bakeries, florists, and wedding chapels being sued, even put out of business, for refusing to go along with same-sex wedding ceremonies. He supports Stanley Kurtz’s dispute that same-sex marriage is causing heterosexual’s marriage rate to drop with “The reason for the drop in heterosexual marriage rate is clear: if marriage can be redefined to include any and every…

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