Saturday, April 09, 2011

Homosexuality Caused Fall of Roman Empire

The pro-homosexual media have gone bonkers (as usual) after a prominent Italian historian repeated the oft-cited homosexual cause for the Fall of Rome.

UPDATE 7/28/15: Gay Agenda Destroys Everything it Contacts

-- From "Fall of Roman Empire caused by 'contagion of homosexuality'" by Nick Squires, London Telegraph 4/8/11

Roberto De Mattei, 63, the deputy head of the country's National Research Council, claimed that the empire was fatally weakened after conquering Carthage, which he described as "a paradise for homosexuals".

Prof Mattei claimed that it was as the capital of Rome's North African provinces that Cartagena became a hotbed of sexual perversion, gradually influencing Rome itself, which eventually fell to barbarian tribes in 410 AD.

The fall of the Roman Empire was a result of "the effeminacy of a few in Carthage, a paradise for homosexuals, who infected the many.

"The abhorrent presence of a few gays infected a good part of the (Roman) people," Prof Mattei told Radio Maria, a Catholic radio station.

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From "Outrage as top Italian history professor blames fall of Rome on rise of homosexuality" by Nick Pisa, UK Daily Mail 4/9/11

Last night fellow historians, gay rights groups and politicians expressed outrage. Paola Concia, an MP with the Democratic Left, said: ‘I have tabled an urgent call for the education minister to intervene.’

Italian homosexual groups said the professor’s comments were ‘based on superstition, ridiculous and outrageous’ and called on him to resign from his Rome-based post.

Professor Lellia Cracco Ruggini, an expert on Roman history from Turin University, said: ‘There is no proof Rome had a high number of homosexuals. I can safely say Rome did not fall because it was gay.’ However research would seem to suggest homosexuality was rife in ancient Rome.

The 18th century expert Edward Gibbon wrote that ‘of the first 15 emperors, Claudius was the only one whose taste in love was entirely correct’.

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UPDATE 5/22/12 From: "Gay Marriage—Nothing New Under the Sun" by Benjamin Wiker, Catholic World Report

Contrary to the popular view—both among proponents and opponents—gay marriage is not a new issue. It cannot be couched (by proponents) as a seamless advance on the civil rights movement, nor should it be understood (by opponents) as something that’s evil merely because it appears to them to be morally unprecedented.

What Christians are fighting against today, then, is not yet another sexual innovation peculiar to our “enlightened age,” but the return to pre-Christian, pagan sexual morality.

So, what was happening in ancient Rome? Homosexuality was just as widespread among the Romans as it was among the Greeks (a sign of which is that it was condoned even by the stolid Stoics). The Romans had adopted the pederasty of the Greeks (aimed, generally, at boys between the ages of 12 to 18). There was nothing shameful about such sexual relations among Romans, if the boy was not freeborn. Slaves, both male and female, were considered property, and that included sexual property.

. . . Our reports of homosexual marriage from Rome give us, I hope, a clearer understanding of what is at stake. As is the case today, it appears that the incidence of male-male marriage followed upon the widespread acceptance of homosexuality; that is, the practice of homosexuality led to the notion that, somehow, homosexual unions should share in the same status as heterosexual unions.

. . . The Christians [of ancient Rome] found themselves in a pagan culture where there were few restrictions on sexuality at all, other than the imagination—a culture that, to note the obvious but exceedingly important, looks suspiciously like ours.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

UPDATE 3/25/13 From: "Nero and Roman Emperors Partook in Same-Sex 'Marriage'" by Craig Turner, Christian News Wire

As the Supreme Court takes up two cases regarding the legalization of same-sex "marriage," Americans may be surprised to learn that same-sex marriage was legalized once before.

The practice of homosexuality in the Roman Empire had increased during the early years until the Romans accepted and adopted the pederasty of the Greeks (fornication with boys ages 12 to 18). Though at first the acts were considered acceptable only if the boy was a slave, the Romans eventually extended their tolerance of homosexual acts to adult men, both free and slave. Same-sex marriage, once unthinkable, was not far behind.

. . . In A.D. 67 Nero ordered Sporus, a free man, to be castrated and then married to him. He allowed the boy to take the role of "bride" while Nero played the "groom." After extravagant public ceremonies that were celebrated in both Greece and Rome, they lived together as supposed "husband" and "wife."

. . . Though many Roman citizens had grown accustomed to their leaders' sexual indecencies, others grew weary of such practices . . . Same-sex marriage was outlawed a century later by the historic passage of the Theodosian Code.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

Is there evidence of God judging America in 2012, as He did with Rome?

Further, read Paganism Acceptance Growing in America and also read Gay Agenda: Gender Neutrality a.k.a. Paganism as well as Pope Francis Says Gay Agenda is Work of the Devil

In addition, read Homosexual 'Marriage' Not Enough; Next Goal as well as Pedophilia is Sexual Orientation, Like 'Being Gay'

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