BUMPED - Making Gay Okay (Reilly)

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Ignatius Press


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.


Table of Contents: 

Part 1: The Rationalization and How It Works

1. The Culture War

2. Order in the Universe: Aristotle's Law of Nature

3. Rousseau's Inversion of Aristotle

4. The Argument from Justice

5. The Lessons from Biology

6. Inventing Morality

Part 2: Marching through the Institutions

7. Sodomy and Science

8. Same-Sex Parenting

9. Sodomy and Education

10. Sodomy and the Boy Scouts

11. Sodomy and the Military

12. Sodomy and US Foreign Policy



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 AmericaSchwann/Opusand 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.



"Robert Reilly is to be admired for tackling such an explosive topic with reason, balance, aplomb, and moral clarity." --Jay W. Richards, PhD, Author, New York Times bestselling books Indivisible and Infiltrated

"Robert Reilly explains how the acceptance of the rationalization for homosexual behavior may bring down our culture and society unless it is exposed, understood, and opposed." --Fr. C. John McCloskey, Coauthor, Good News, Bad News