The Homosexual Matrix

The Homosexual Matrix

The Homosexual Matrix

The Homosexual Matrix

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When The Homosexual Matrix appeared in 1975, a waning of the "sexual revolution" was imminent. After a sharp swing toward sex freedoms in the 1960's, the cultural pendulum was bound to reverse--as, indeed, it soon did with Anita Bryant's noisy campaign against homosexuals. Since then, liberal and even moderate attitudes toward homosexuals have come under attack again and again. Pope John Paul II has aligned the Catholic Church more blatantly against this particular "sin" than at any other time in recent centuries. Even the Supreme Court cast aside traditional American freedoms when it supported the Georgia anti-sodomy statute and went against the inviolability of privacy within one's own home--despite the admonitions of Justice Harry A. Blackmun who strongly lamented the Court's betrayal of "values most deeply rooted in our nation's history."

The real force behind the tide of righteous indignation is an inflammable mix of moralism and extreme right-wing politics. Had these forces been more moderately expressed they would have brought no surprise; one expects the winds of change to blow back and forth between left and right, with each perhaps overstating its case before giving way to the next cycle of correction. But for a rightward bias to go so far . . .

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