Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything

by Robert R. Reilly

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Overview

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: Second Edition,New edition,New paperback edition with new afterword
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 649,927
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Robert R. Reilly has written about classical music for more than 35 years, including for Crisis magazine, and where he was music critic for 16 years. He has written for High Fidelity, Musical America, Schwann/Opus, and the American Record Guide. He is the director of the Westminster Institute. In his 25 years in government, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the White House under President Ronald Reagan, and the U. S. Information Agency. He was also the director of Voice of America. He has published widely on foreign policy, "war of ideas" issues, and classical music and is the author of The Closing of the Muslim Mind and other books.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part 1 The Rationalization and How It Works

1 The Culture War 3

2 Order in the Universe: Aristotle's Laws of Nature 15

3 Rousseau's Inversion of Aristotle 28

4 The Argument from Justice 45

5 The Lessons from Biology 52

6 Inventing Morality 66

Part 2 Marching through the Institutions

7 Sodomy and Science 117

8 Same-Sex Parenting 143

9 Sodomy and Education 154

10 Sodomy and the Boy Scouts 173

11 Sodomy and the Military 184

12 Sodomy and US Foreign Policy 195

Conclusion 207

Afterword 215

Acknowledgments 231

Appendix: Disease and Mortality 233

Index of Proper Names 237

Index of Subjects 243

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