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Making gay okay : how rationalizing homosexual behavior is changing everything
Reilly, Robert R., 1946-
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San Francisco : Ignatius Press, [2014]

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xiv, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Argues that the acceptance of homosexuality in the United States is changing the country for the worse and will eventually undermine the foundation of the republic.
Part 1. The rationalization and how it works. The culture war -- Order in the universe: Aristotle's laws of nature -- Rousseau's inversion of Aristotle -- The argument from justice -- The lessons from biology -- Inventing morality -- Part 2: Marching through the institutions. Sodomy and science -- Same-sex parenting -- Sodomy and education -- Sodomy and the Boy Scouts -- Sodomy and the military -- Sodomy and US foreign policy.
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Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the US Supreme Court accepted the validity of 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 the notion that human beings are ordered to a purpose that is given by their Nature. The understanding that things have an in-built purpose is being replaced by the idea that everything is subject to man's will and power, which is considered to be without limits. This is what the debate over homosexuality is really about-the Nature of reality itself. The outcome of this dispute 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.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Rationalization and How It Works
1 The Culture Warp. 3
2 Order in the Universe: Aristotle's Laws of Naturep. 15
3 Rousseau's Inversion of Aristotlep. 28
4 The Argument from Justicep. 45
5 The Lessons from Biologyp. 52
6 Inventing Moralityp. 66
Part 2 Marching through the Institutions
7 Sodomy and Sciencep. 117
8 Same-Sex Parentingp. 143
9 Sodomy and Educationp. 154
10 Sodomy and the Boy Scoutsp. 173
11 Sodomy and the Militaryp. 184
12 Sodomy and US Foreign Policyp. 195
Conclusionp. 207
Acknowledgmentsp. 215
Appendix: Disease and Mortalityp. 217
Index of Proper Namesp. 221
Index of Subjectsp. 227