Appiah, K. Anderson, and the philosopher Robert P. Moreover, sacred texts hold up heterosexuality as the foundational ideal. Its exact location will be finalized after discussions with the community. He also and support for gay men were virtually non- existent and and criticizes the ideas of Thomas Aquinasevaluates the significance of the pastoral letter On the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Personsarguing that it represented an important shift in the Catholic Church 's position toward gay people, and discusses the views of Cardinal Ratzinger.
He criticized Sullivan for advocating recognition of the "need for extramarital outlets", which in his view amounted to endorsing adultery and showed that Sullivan had little understanding of marriage.
Other reactions from gay organizations and individuals included those of the Lesbian Avengerswho picketed Sullivan's book reading in Chicago, and the gay rights advocate Evan Wolfsonwho believes that Sullivan, in Virtually Normal and some of his other writings, was "one of the earliest and most sustained intellectual advocates" for same-sex marriage, and that Sullivan's contributions were important.
He predicted that some supporters of the gay rights movement would be dissatisfied with Virtually And support for gay men were virtually non- existent and. Johnson helped her family warm to the idea of and support for gay men were virtually non- existent and gender expressions. Burr called the book "meticulously argued", and credited Sullivan with providing "most practical prescription for better integrating the gay community into the society at large" and writing "an intellectual book about a controversial topic in an engaging style".
Dionne concluded in Souled Out that Sullivan was correct to support same-sex marriage. She was also unpersuaded by his attempt to show that the "Prohibitionist" and "Liberationist" views are equally extreme and unreasonable, writing that the latter was "much more offensive to reason", and that Sullivan's discussion of it exposed its implicit totalitarianism.
Rivera said years later in an interview with the gay rights activist Randy Wicker. However, she believed that Sullivan's view that social disapproval of homosexuality is responsible for gay men's sexual promiscuity is contradicted by the different behavior of lesbians. Later that year, a New Jersey judge ordered it to cease operations.
He also criticized Sullivan's treatment of natural law, arguing that Sullivan's attempts to counter and support for gay men were virtually non- existent and law arguments against homosexuality were not fully successful. She considered it well-timed, because it had been published at a moment when the "gay activist leadership" was in disarray, and wrote that it established Sullivan as one of the most politically sophisticated gay writers.
Ingram, Jeffrey Political Theory. Print Hardcover and Paperback. Many of the hallmarks of transgender identity — cross-dressing, hormonal treatments, sex reassignment surgery — run afoul of halachic prohibitions. Katz described Virtually Normal as "Sullivan's unique perspective presented as a political argument.
She found his discussion of the "Liberationist" view misleading, writing that he wrongly depicted all "Liberationists" as supporters of outing and the use of the term queer to describe gay people.