In promoting his new book, former Bush administration official Robert R. Reilly claimed that gay people are worse than murderers.

Reilly stated that unlike murderers gay people don't feel remorse for their crimes.

“After the person murders someone or looks at pornography, they come to see that what they did was actually wrong, they can’t excuse it and moral order is restored and they’re contrite for having done so. But what if you organize your life around something that is wrong? Then you must construct a more permanent rationalization that prevents your conscience from returning to tell you that you’ve just done something profoundly wrong,” Reilly said during an appearance on The Janet Mefferd Show to promote his book Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything.

“This is exactly the case with active homosexuals, now extended to homosexual marriage, where they have to say that wrong is right and not only is it right but it’s normative, morally normative, so we need to teach it, we need to bless it in marriages, we need to ordain it in churches and we need to enforce it in our laws. And that is what is happening.”

Reilly called marriage equality “an act of injustice” that robs people of “the goods from the opposite-sex relationships” and added that it will fail.

“This will fail, because it is against nature,” he said. “Its principal enemy is reality.”

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of marriage equality, had only praise for Reilly's book

“Reilly has drawn on his extensive knowledge of classical political philosophy to explain the full scope of the dangers inherent in the modern homosexual rights movement. The movement threatens our very understanding of human nature, and hence of the American political regime that derives its understanding of rights and legitimate government from that nature. 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,” Eastman said.