May 10th, 2012, 11:06 pm
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 oldpeople.
It is fine for us to recognize gay relationships.