Reilly, Robert R.
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Robert Reilly has worked in foreign policy, the military, and the arts. His most recent book is The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist Crisis.


Love in a time of unreality

If people are ruled by their passions - and they rationalize their passion as "love" - they can only understand opposition to it in the form of another passion, hate - as opposed to their "love." I try to explain that my opposition to the rationalization for homosexual behavior is not based upon any passion whatsoever, but upon reason. It is reason that tells me that sodomy is unreasonable, and therefore wrong.

Date posted: 2014-06-08

The evolution of a legal eagle

The lawyer who defended California's Prop 8 and natural marriage has changed his mind. Why?

Date posted: 2014-05-04

Can judges redefine reality? In Virginia, yes.

A recent ruling on same-sex marriage ignores the fundamentals of human sexuality.

Date posted: 2014-03-02

What's next for "the holy estate of matrimony"?

The recent Supreme Court decision in US v. Windsor denies that marriage is a natural institution and redefines it as an artificial construct.

Date posted: 2013-07-06

Mutable or immutable?

Homosexuals are born that way, gay activists argue vehemently. How is it that so many have changed?

Date posted: 2013-06-22

Queering education

What will happen in the classroom if same-sex marriage is legalised? Massachusetts offers a vision of the future.

Date posted: 2013-06-22

The Boy Scouts cave in

Under enormous pressure, they have voted to welcome openly gay scouts. What message does the change in policy send young people?

Date posted: 2013-05-26

Cultural imperialism on the march

Why is the Obama administration promoting Gay Pride Months and campaigning for gay rights in countries like Pakistan and El Salvador?

Date posted: 2013-05-18

The President needs a history lesson

The President's fulsome praise of Planned Parenthood ignores its shameful origin in racist eugenics.

Date posted: 2013-05-03

The road to same-sex marriage was paved by Rousseau

At the heart of the debate over same-sex marriage are fundamental questions about who men are and how we decide what makes us flourish.

Date posted: 2013-04-20

Do infertile couples clinch the case for same-sex marriage?

The pro-homosexual movement uses the matter of infertility in an attempt to gain traction for same-sex marriage by pointing out that if infertile heterosexual couples can marry, then the ability to procreate cannot be a prerequisite for or essential to marriage. Therefore, they reason, homosexuals should also be allowed to marry. However, this argument works only if there is no distinction between the infertility of homosexual relations and those of an infertile heterosexual couple. In other words, all infertilities would have to be equal, ie, existing for the same reason.

Date posted: 2013-03-26

What would the Greeks have thought of gay marriage?

The idea that someone was a "homosexual" for life or had this feature as a permanent identity would have struck them as more than odd. In other words, "homosexuality", for which a word in Greek did not exist at the time (or in any other language until the late 19th century), was purely transitory. It appears that many of these mentoring relationships in ancient Greece were chaste and that the ones that were not rarely involved sodomy. Homosexual relationships between mature male adults were not accepted. This is hardly the idealized homosexual paradise that contemporary "gay" advocates harken back to in an attempt to legitimize behavior that would have scandalized the Greeks.

Date posted: 2013-03-16

Will Egypt become a totalitarian state?

The Muslim Brotherhood wants to control all aspects of the state and personal life after consolidating its power.

Date posted: 2013-01-09

Why can't Islam apologize?

Shouldn't tolerance be a two-way street?

Date posted: 2012-10-16

Bravo for the Boy Scouts; boo for the Washington Post

The Boy Scouts of America have banned open homosexuals from being scouts and leaders. Not everyone is happy with the decision.

Date posted: 2012-08-11

Obama devolves

The President has twisted immutable truths in the Constitution and Christianity into their opposites.

Date posted: 2012-05-15

A Weimar moment for America

Judge Walker's decision was not only irrational; it was a denial of reality. Socrates said that the worst thing a person could do was to lie in his soul about what is. This is such a lie. It denies what is between a man and a woman in marriage. As bad as this is for the poor souls who have organized their lives around a moral disorder, it is even worse for the political order that publically adopts it for its own - since it is marriage properly understood that is essential for civilization's survival. Publicly enforced lies about what is are evil. That is why this is a Weimar moment.

Date posted: 2012-03-09

A novel notion of justice

Affirming the right to same sex marriage makes about as much sense as promoting the goodness of smoking cancer-inducing cigarettes.

Date posted: 2011-10-10