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Marriage is one man…one woman. No one is born Gay, Homosexual or Lesbian…it is a choice. And he will set them free and wrap arms of love around them. Marriage actually existed long before Christianity, and gay marriages were performed legally Roman Emporers, ancient Egyptians, etc. Marriage was created as a means to merge family and protect property rights. Please do your research. Lot protests that the "messengers" are his guests and offers the Sodomites his virgin daughters instead, but then they threaten to "do worse" with Lot than they would with his guests.
Then the angels strike the Sodomites blind, "so that they wearied themselves to find the door.
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In current usage, the term is particularly used in law. Laws prohibiting sodomy were seen frequently in past Jewish, Christian, and Islamic civilizations, but the term has little modern usage outside Africa, Asia, and the United States. In those languages, the term is also often current vernacular not just legal, unlike in other cultures and a formal way of referring to any practice of anal penetration; the word sex is commonly associated with consent and pleasure with regard to all involved parties and often avoids directly mentioning two common aspects of social taboo —human sexuality and the anus—without a shunning or archaic connotation to its use.
In modern German , the word Sodomie has no connotation of anal or oral sex and specifically refers to bestiality. The Norwegian word sodomi carries both senses. In Danish , sodomi is rendered as "unnatural carnal knowledge with someone of the same sex or now with animals ". The word sod , a noun or verb to "sod off" used as an insult, is derived from sodomite. Sod is used as slang in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and is considered mildly offensive. However, in New Zealand and Australia it is not considered offensive at all, but only 'coarse', because it is locally assumed, even if incorrectly, that it refers to 'sod' as in a wet clump of dirt.
While religion and the law have had a fundamental role in the historical definition and punishment of sodomy, sodomitical texts present considerable opportunities for ambiguity and interpretation. Sodomy is both a real occurrence and an imagined category. In the course of the eighteenth century, what is identifiable as sodomy often becomes identified with effeminacy, for example, or in opposition to a discourse of manliness. In this regard, Ian McCormick has argued that "an adequate and imaginative reading involves a series of intertextual interventions in which histories become stories, fabrications and reconstructions in lively debate with, and around, 'dominant' heterosexualities Deconstructing what we think we see may well involve reconstructing ourselves in surprising and unanticipated ways.
The modern English word " bugger " is derived from the French term bougre , that evolved from the Latin Bulgarus or "Bulgarian". The Catholic Church used the word to describe members of a religious sect known as the Bogomils , who originated in medieval Bulgaria in the 10th Century and spread throughout Western Europe by the 15th Century.
The Church used it as a term of offence against a group they considered heretical. The first use of the word "buggery" appears in Middle English in where it is associated with "abominable heresy"; though the sexual sense of "bugger" is not recorded until Albigensian ".
Webster's Third New International Dictionary gives the only meaning of the word "bugger" as a sodomite , "from the adherence of the Bulgarians to the Eastern Church considered heretical". Bugger is still commonly used in modern English as an exclamation while "buggery" is synonymous with the act of sodomy. In the Hebrew Bible, Sodom was a city destroyed by God because of the evil of its inhabitants. No specific sin is given as the reason for God's great wrath.
The story of Sodom's destruction — and of Abraham 's failed attempt to intercede with God and prevent that destruction — appears in Genesis The connection between Sodom and homosexuality is derived from the described attempt by a mob of the city's people to rape Lot 's male guests. Some suggest the sinfulness for which Sodom was destroyed might have consisted mainly in the violation of obligations of hospitality, which were important for the original writers of the Biblical account. Neither view about why Sodom was destroyed takes into account the fact that its destruction was planned before the guests arrived in the city, Genesis Many times in the Pentateuch and Prophets , writers use God's destruction of Sodom to demonstrate His awesome power.
Deuteronomy 32, Jeremiah Specific sins which Sodom is linked to by the prophets of the Old Testament are adultery and lying Jeremiah In Ezekiel 16, a long comparison is made between Sodom and the kingdom of Judah. Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. There is no explicit mention of any sexual sin in Ezekiel's summation and "abomination" is used to describe many sins. The New Testament , like the Old Testament , references Sodom as a place of God's anger against sin, but the Epistle of Jude provides a certain class of sin as causative of its destruction, the meaning of which is disputed.
Jude I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. As one word it is not used elsewhere in the New Testament, but occurs in the Septuagint to denote whoredom Genesis and Exodus Some modern translations as the NIV render it as "sexual immorality".
In the Christian expansion of the prophets, they further linked Sodom to the sins of impenitence Matthew , careless living Luke , fornication Jude KJV , and an overall "filthy" lifestyle 2 Peter , which word "aselgeiais" elsewhere is rendered in the KJV as lasciviousness Mark ; 2 Corinthians ; Ephesians ; 1 Peter ; Jude or wantonness Romans ; 2 Peter The Epistle of Jude in the New Testament echoes the Genesis narrative and potentially adds the sexually immoral aspects of Sodom's sins: "just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire".
The phrase rendered "sexual immorality and unnatural desire" is translated "strange flesh" or "false flesh", but it is not entirely clear what it refers to. One theory is that it is just a reference to the "strange flesh" of the intended rape victims, who were angels, not men. The Jewish historian Josephus used the term "Sodomites" in summarizing the Genesis narrative: "About this time the Sodomites grew proud, on account of their riches and great wealth; they became unjust towards men, and impious towards God , in so much that they did not call to mind the advantages they received from him: they hated strangers, and abused themselves with Sodomitical practices" "Now when the Sodomites saw the young men to be of beautiful countenances, and this to an extraordinary degree, and that they took up their lodgings with Lot, they resolved themselves to enjoy these beautiful boys by force and violence; and when Lot exhorted them to sobriety, and not to offer any thing immodest to the strangers, but to have regard to their lodging in his house; and promised that if their inclinations could not be governed, he would expose his daughters to their lust, instead of these strangers; neither thus were they made ashamed.
His assessment goes beyond the Biblical data, though it is seen by conservatives as defining what manner of fornication Jude Sodom was given to. The primarily sexual meaning of the word sodomia for Christians did not evolve before the 6th century AD. He also linked "famines, earthquakes, and pestilences" upon cities as being due to "such crimes",  during a time of recent earthquakes and other disasters see Extreme weather events of — He may have also used the anti-homosexual laws he enacted upon personal and political opponents, in case he could not prove them guilty of anything else.
While adhering to the death penalty by beheading as punishment for homosexuality or adultery, Justinian's legal novels heralded a change in Roman legal paradigm  in that he introduced a concept of not only secular but also divine punishment for homosexual behavior. Individuals might ignore and escape secular laws, but they could not do the same with divine laws, if Justinian declared his novels to be such.
Christians earlier than Justinian are also seen to denounce same-sex relations. John Chrysostom in the 4th century regarded such as worse than murder in his fourth homily on Romans  , while Paul the Apostle in the Epistle to the Romans referred to same sex relations as "shameful lust" and which acts were contrary to nature, with men suffering a "due penalty" in their bodies.
Justinian's interpretation of the story of Sodom may have been forgotten today as some hold it had been, along with his law novellizations regarding homosexual behavior immediately after his death had it not been made use of in fake Charlemagnian capitularies , fabricated by a Frankish monk using the pseudonym Benedictus Levita "Benedict the Levite" around AD, as part of the Pseudo-Isidore.
Benedict's three capitularies particularly dealing with Justinian's interpretation of the story of Sodom were:. It was in these fake capitularies where Benedictus utilized Justinian's interpretation as a justification for ecclesiastical supremacy over mundane institutions, thereby demanding [ citation needed ] burning at the stake for carnal sins in the name of Charlemagne himself. Burning had been part of the standard penalty for homosexual behavior particularly common in Germanic protohistory as according to Germanic folklore, sexual deviance and especially same-sex desire were caused by a form of malevolence or spiritual evil called nith , rendering those people characterized by it as non-human fiends, as nithings , and Benedictus most probably was of the Germanic tribe of the Franks.
Benedict broadened the meaning for sodomy to all sexual acts not related to procreation that were therefore deemed counter nature so for instance, even solitary masturbation and anal intercourse between a male and a female were covered , while among these he still emphasized all interpersonal acts not taking place between human men and women, especially homosexuality.
Benedict's rationale was that the punishment of such acts was in order to protect all Christianity from divine punishments such as natural disasters for carnal sins committed by individuals, but also for heresy, superstition and heathenry. According to Benedictus, this was why all mundane institutions had to be subjected to ecclesiastical power in order to prevent moral as well as religious laxity causing divine wrath. For delaying reasons described in the article Pseudo-Isidore , but also because his crucial demands for capital punishment had been so unheard of in ecclesiastical history priorly based upon the humane Christian concept of forgiveness and mercy, it took several centuries before Benedict's demands for legal reform began to take tangible shape within larger ecclesiastical initiatives.
This came about with the Medieval Inquisition in The sects of Cathars and Waldensians were a common target, and these heretics were not only persecuted for alleged satanism but were increasingly accused of fornication and sodomy. In , accusations of sodomy and homosexuality were major charges levelled during the Trial of the Knights Templar. Some of these charges were specifically directed at the Grand Master of the order, Jacques de Molay. Persecution of Cathars and the Bogomiles sect in Bulgaria led to the use of a term closely related to sodomy : buggery derives from French bouggerie , meaning "of Bulgaria".
The association of sodomy with hereticism, satanism, and witchcraft was supported by the Inquisition trials. The resulting infamy of sodomy motivated a continuing discrimination and persecution of homosexuals and sexual deviants in general long after the Medieval period had ended. The Book of Wisdom , which is included in the Biblical canon by Orthodox and Roman Catholics, but excluded by modern Jews, Protestants, and other Christian denominations, makes reference to the story of Sodom, further emphasizing that their sin had been failing to practice hospitality:.