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05/02/2014

Audio: What NOM's Chair endorsed

by Jeremy Hooper

John Eastman, chairman of the National Organization For Marriage, gave a glowing endorsement to Robert Reilly's new book, Making Gay Okay.

Screen Shot 2014-04-21 At 8.58.55 Pm "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."

- John C. Eastman, JD, PhD Chairman, National Organization for Marriage Founding Director, Claremont Institute Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence

In a couple of different posts, I've already noted that this book is extremely anti-gay and that the NOM Chair's endorsement is just further proof that NOM is just as animus-driven as any of the other anti-gay groups, and NOM simply focused on marriage policy like NOM personalities like to claim. But yesterday, in an appearance on the far-right Janet Mefferd Show, author Reilly gave me even more fuel for my claim. Here is just one clip of the author talking about his work and his viewpoint:


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This is what NOM's chair endorsed. The clip above isn't an anomaly. Reilly's whole interview, like his book, is drippingly hostile to LGBT people, not just our rights. It's right there in the title: the author bemoans the idea that we could "make gay okay." If you get behind this book, you get behind that, the idea that those of us who are gay are to be cast off as moral failures with sick love lives.

Eastman, the chairman of the National Organization For Marriage, made the choice to step up and forever attach his name to Robert Reilly's literary weapon of anti-gay distortion. So the game is up, NOM. You are, in fact, against people; you are, in fact, an anti-gay organization that has no intention at stopping at the ring finger. Time to admit it. Maybe even invite like-minded (but more self-accepting) anti-gay activists like Bryan Fischer, Linda Harvey, and Peter LaBarbera to your upcoming march.

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