The Gay History Series - On Buggery
“I do not condemn true sodomites, for God has afflicted them as surely as any leper. But I despise men whose tastes are normal, yet who experiment with sodomy’s allures like bathers dipping their toes into icy water, and who corrupt the young into loathsomeness. When I contemplate their practices I want to vomit.” – Sir Walter Tyrrell, circa 1100 A.D. quoted by George Shipway in The Paladin.
“Thus the blasphemy of the homosexual formula, for it denies Babalon and breeds devils in chaos.” - Kenneth Grant, Nightside of Eden.
“I was homosexual once. It didn’t work.” – actor Richard Burton.
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination.” - Leviticus 18: 22
“Those shameful acts against nature, such as were committed in Sodom, ought everywhere and always to be detested and punished. If all nations were to do such things, they would be held guilty of the same crime by the law of God, which has not made men so that they should use one another in this way” St. Augustine - (Confessions 3:8:15).
“When a gay person turns his back on you, it is anything but an insult; it’s an invitation” – Rush Limbaugh
“Most invading armies kill all the men and rape all the women. The Turks in Cyprus did the reverse.” – Cypriot exile Peter Cash
“I do not believe that any man can ever be truly at peace in living out a homosexual orientation.” – Dr. Joseph Nicolosi, American clinical psychologist
“The argument by the hypocrites of homosexuality that homosexual tendencies are genetically ingrained in some individuals is almost laughably irrelevant. We are all genetically predisposed toward some sin or another, and we are all expected to control those genetic predispositions.” – Mormon leader Orson Scott Card.
“...the offenders being hereof convicted by verdict confession or outlawry shall suffer such pains of death and losses and penalties of their good chattels debts lands tenements and hereditaments as felons do according to the Common Laws of this Realm. And that no person offending in any such offence shall be admitted to his Clergy.” - An Acte for the punysshement of the vice of Buggerie, England, 1533
“...the homosexual conduct of a parent -- conduct involving a sexual relationship between two persons of the same gender -- creates a strong presumption of unfitness that alone is sufficient justification for denying that parent custody of his or her own children or prohibiting the adoption of the children of others.... Homosexual conduct is, and has been, considered abhorrent, immoral, detestable, a crime against nature, and a violation of the laws of nature and of nature’s God upon which this Nation and our laws are predicated. Such conduct violates both the criminal and civil laws of this State and is destructive to a basic building block of society -- the family....It is an inherent evil against which children must be protected.” –ruling of Alabama Supreme Court.
“As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore, they must recruit our children.” - Anita Bryant, 1977
“What’s next? Marrying animals? (said to the Associated Press when asked about gay marriage) - baseball player John Smoltz.
“I thought men like that shot themselves.” – George, Prince of Wales, later King George V but then a Royal Navy midshipman, when he learned why a certain naval officer was cashiered.
“Although we are reluctant to speak of something which is reckless to consider and reckless to perform, terrible sins are nevertheless sometimes committed, and it happens that one man desires to sin against nature with another. We therefore command that if any commit this sin, once it is proven, both be castrated before the whole populace, and on the third day be hung up by the legs until dead, and that their bodies never be taken down.” – 13th century decree of King Ferdinand III of Castile, called Ferdinand the Saint.
"Gay guys are the horniest people in the world…they’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS.” – Paris Hilton
“With this look, who’s going to think I’m gay? I don’t lend myself to that type of confusion. Do I look like a homosexual? Do I talk like them? Do I move like them?” – Mel Gibson, interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, 1991
“If marriage is radically redefined as a way of just affirming loving feelings of attraction, then equality will require allowing people who love dogs to marry dogs. And people who love ice cream to marry ice cream.” - Daniel Heimbach, senior professor of ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
“Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song ... Any man that tries touching my behind he’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy.” – Tweet from country song writer Blake Shelton.
“When a man couples as though he were a woman, what can a woman desire who offers herself to men? When sex loses its function, which the crime which is better not to know is committed, when Venus changes her nature, when love is sought and not found, then we commanded that laws should rise up, and that the laws should be armed with an avenging sword, so that the shameless ones today and tomorrow may suffer the prescribed penalties." – Roman emperor Constantius II, 342 A.D.