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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.
"Robert Reilly shows that to go with the flow of the homosexual movement is to go against nature, science, children, marriage, the family and the common good; in fact, to go against common sense."
—Patrick F. Fagan, PhD, Senior Fellow, Family Research Council
"If you read only one book on homosexuality and the radical changes now being instituted within our culture, let it be this one!"
— Joseph Nicolosi, PhD, Cofounder, National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality (NARTH)
"This book is a stark warning that should be read by every lover of liberty, and a call to action for those who would preserve it."
— John C. Eastman, JD, PhD, Chairman, National Organization for Marriage, Founding Director, Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence
"The important contribution of Reilly's book is explaining the background of the relevant Supreme Court cases. What drives those cases is not law, but ideology."
— John S. Baker, JD, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Louisiana State University Law School
"A rare tour de force on a defining question of our time."
— Robert Royal, PhD , President, Faith & Reason Institute
"A stiff brush against the fur of today's judicial and journalistic 'wisdom'."
— Michael Novak, Former Director of Social and Political Studies, American Enterprise Institute
"America's ruling class is shaping our society according to its taste for homosexuality and its distaste for natural families. If you want to know the philosophical and legal background of the revolution that is being imposed upon America—and its consequences—read this book."
— Angelo M. Codevilla, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Boston University; Author, The Character of Nations
"First philosophy fell, then psychology, the courts, education, the military, and even the Boy Scouts. No one has told both the broad sweep and the specific details of this story better than Robert Reilly."
— Austin Ruse, President, Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
About the Author:
Robert R. 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 political 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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