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Book: Is Homosexual Acceptance Making America's Institutions Weaker?

Book: Is Homosexual Acceptance Making America's Institutions Weaker?

In his new book, Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything, Robert R. Reilly argues that the American public is being forced to think that homosexuality is morally acceptable. Reilly contends that the gay movement transformed from an initial plea for tolerance into a movement that forcefully demands universal acceptance by all societal institutions.

Reilly told Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon in an interview on Breitbart News Sunday that he believes that at the heart of the gay movement is a “rationalization” to change what is actual sexual misbehavior and make it acceptable. Reilly said that, in government today, the gay agenda is so pervasive that no one can “participate at the cabinet level without participating in a gay pride proclamation or participate in a gay pride parade.” Reilly argues that the gay movement undermines the natural order of nature, science, children, marriage, the family, and what might generally be considered the common good of society. 

The radio program, which airs on Sirius XM Patriot Radio channel 125 on Sunday nights at 7-10 p.m. ET, got off to a spirited start when Bannon reminded Reilly that Alexander the Great and Alcibiades, two of the greatest generals in Greek history, were bisexuals. “Why is it so bad to have gay people fight in the military?” The author responded by saying that “the worst thing you want to do in the military is have sexual tension of any kind.”

Bannon explained that he had served in the Navy for four years and was sure there were gay people in the military, but there were no incidents that he could recall where homosexual behavior was a problem. But Reilly contends that is because it was against the “military code of justice as it had been since the Revolutionary War.”

Reilly added that he had no problem with the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. He asserted that “if you are gay and you are willing to zip it and you are willing to serve, that’s fine with me. The thing that I object to is letting the whole homosexual subculture surface in the military, where it can operate according to its own rules.” Reilly said he’s been a film critic and an actor for 35 years and knows the subculture. Reilly says that the subculture “has a set of rules which subsists on sexual favors and it will interrupt the discipline that is expected in the military.”

Moreover, Reilly charges that you can point to the “explosion in sexual incidents in the US military,” as part of the existing problem of lax disciplinary enforcement. Bannon suggested that this was mostly a problem of heterosexual improprieties. Reilly said that the statistics are not broken down, but it is inevitable that there will be an increase in homosexual misconduct incidents because, he says, “The shoe is on the other foot now.”

The author added that, because the military now has bought into the rationalization of homosexuals in the military, the act of reporting on homosexual misconduct or an unwanted homosexual advance could cause victims of the latter to be admonished for being homophobes.

Overall, the book addresses all the contemporary issues, and Bannon said that the author did a fine job in arguing his case, but admitted that he doesn’t agree with all his conclusions. Reilly feels strongly that the acceptance of homosexuality as a norm has been forced on us, and that it will have dire consequences on society. According to the author, aside from the military, America’s major institutions have been transformed, including its courts, its schools, its civic institutions, and even its diplomacy. Reilly believes that the continuing institutionalization of homosexuality will mean the triumph of rationalization over morality and will undermine America’s foundation.

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