Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

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by Robert R. Reilly
     
 

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Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage", which until a decade ago, was unheard of in the history of Western or any other civilization? Where has the "gay rights" movement come from, and how has it so easily conquered America?

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Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage", which until a decade ago, was unheard of in the history of Western or any other civilization? Where has the "gay rights" movement come from, and how has it so easily conquered America?

The answers are in the dynamics of the rationalization of sexual misbehavior. The power of rationalization—the means by which one mentally transforms wrong into right—drives the gay rights movement, gives it its revolutionary character, and makes its advocates indefatigable. The homosexual cause moved naturally from a plea for tolerance to cultural conquest because the security of its rationalization requires universal acceptance. In other words, we all must say that the bad is good.

At stake in the rationalization of homosexual behavior is reality itself, which is why it will have consequences that reach far beyond the issue at hand. Already America's major institutions have been transformed—its courts, its schools, its military, its civic institutions, and even its diplomacy. The further institutionalization of homosexuality will mean the triumph of force over reason, thus undermining the very foundations of the American Republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621640868
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
09/05/2015
Edition description:
New paperback edition with new afterword
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
113,589
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Reilly was Senior Advisor for Information Strategy (2002-2006) for the US Secretary of Defense, after which he taught at National Defense University. He was the director of the Voice of America (2001-2002) and served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President (1983-1985). A graduate of Georgetown University and the Claremont Graduate University, he writes widely on war of ideas issues, foreign policy, and classical music. His previous book is The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis.

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Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought it and read it, and found the logical rhetoric excellent ! An absolute must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Also bought and read this book. Contrary to the misinformed 1st Anonymous "review", this is not any kind of "rant", and the author is not a Religious Extremist. It is a thoughful analysis and argument made entirely on anthropological and philosophical reason and logic, without recourse to any religious tenents.
aguaybana More than 1 year ago
This is a great book,easy to follow, and logically written. I found it to be non discrimanatory, but, I can see how any homosexual, or liberal extremist would find this book biased against them, as opposed to informative, an enlightening on the social/moral disasters that are yet to come, due to the rationalization of abnormal behavior.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simultaaneously astute and humane, this work calls us all back to sanity and to our best selves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Respectful, rational and logical. A reasoned response to the Gay assault on the traditional family. A treasure trove of facts, in the defense of traditional marriage .
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Amazondoc More than 1 year ago
Utter claptrap. It's a tragedy that people will actually believe this nonsense. Amongst other idiotic claims, Reilly states: "Legally, a class can be determined only by accident of birth, by such traits as race or sex." ROFL!! Of course, Reilly has completely forgotten about religion -- which is a choice. Thousands (millions?) of people choose to convert every year. According to Reilly's claim, we should remove all protections from religion. Sound good to you?? ;-D Reilly also claims: "Likewise, even if homosexuality is an immutable characteristic, what distinguishes homosexuals is their sexual activity." Ummm, NO. What distinguishes homosexuals is their ATTRACTION -- their ORIENTATION -- not their activity. Celibate or virgin homosexuals are still homosexual, just as celibate or virgin heterosexuals are still heterosexual. Unless Reilly wishes to claim that celibate heterosexuals are somehow less than straight? LOL. That's only two examples of the many laugh-out-loud moments in this book. And then we have Reilly's Natural Law argument. Reilly says: "Nature is what is, regardless of what anyone desires or abhors. We are part of it and subject to it. We do not make Nature. It is not subject to us. It is the given. We shall see how, once the objective status of Nature is lost or denied, we are incapacitated from possessing any true knowledge about ourselves and about how we are to relate to the world. .... It is at the heart and soul of these issues." Of course, Reilly completely ignores the fact that homosexual behaviors and bonding are completely natural. Many animals out in nature practice homosexual behaviors and bonding. Therefore, by definition, homosexual behaviors and bonding are natural. QED. By Reilly's own argument, then, he is "incapacitated from possessing any true knowledge", because he is ignoring nature. Reilly fails on all fronts. Reilly's "facts and statistics" are misused, miscited, misinterpreted, and/or completely fraudulent numbers that don't actually support the claims he's trying to make. And his "logic" is nonsense. If you're interested in some more specific rebuttals, just ask -- they'd take up much too much space to post them all here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This idiotic nonsense is clearly the rantings of a Religious Extremist and not worth your time. The arguments are tired and baseless.