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
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.