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So I looked for an academic history of gay marriage to pull together all the stuff I'd been hearing, and found this intriguing paragraph:

It was in the thirteenth century, however, that the first laws against sodomy emerged and began to be enforced. Through the next several centuries in the West, all manner of behavior deemed deviant or unnatural began to be condemned, causing a shift from the earlier belief that same-sex unions were “problematic” because they were interpreted as unnatural to the belief that same-sex unions were a serious threat to society—and, like heretics, witches, and Jews, practitioners of such unions were violently repelled.

This is precisely when the Medieval Glaciation period began, plunging all of Europe into famine and plague up through the 1800s.

When prayer and repentance failed to fix the situation, folks tried to get rid of the people they figured God was punishing them for tolerating.

Look, folks: it's warm. We have plenty of food. We have plenty of people. We have plenty of old people.

It is fine for us to recognize gay relationships.

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Date: 2012-05-11 12:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] parhelion
My informal opinion is that we U.S. glbt folks are being used as the ball right now in a brutal tribalism game of "I might be impoverished and afraid these days but at least I'm still better than you" between two cultural teams.

I don't much like being treated like sporting equipment, but I'd much prefer to end up with the team that, if they win, will give me a name, enshrine me on a shelf with a funny hat propped up on me, and open a beer to sit by my side. The other team is known to have this post-game ritual involving their spikes...

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Date: 2012-05-13 08:07 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Foreignlegion@livejournal here.

You might like this article. Not quite what you're looking for, but it gives some good ideas for net searching. http://www.gaychristian101.com/Gay-Marriage.html


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