To The Editor:

Ignatius Press has just published Robert R. Reilly’s book “Making Gay Okay.”

The author writes the following: “Why are Americans being forced to consider homosexual acts as morally acceptable? Why has the U.S. Supreme Court accepted the validity of same-sex ‘marriage’, which was unheard of in the history of Western civilization? Where has the gay rights movement come from, and how has it so easily conquered America?”

The power of rationalization drives the gay rights movement and gives it its revolutionary character. The homosexual cause moved 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.

The understanding that things have an in-built purpose by their nature is being replaced by the idea that everything is subject to man’s will and power. This is what the debate over homosexuality is really about — the nature of reality itself.

The outcome of this dispute will have consequences 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 “foundations of the American Republic.”