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sodomite

a person who practises sodomy
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Other insights that come from close attention to these religious texts include Cocks's argument that it was religious toleration, ironically, that led to greater denunciation of sodomites in England, as such denunciations could appeal to a range of Protestant sects otherwise separated by issues of doctrine.
Alors que les figures du pederaste et de l'inverti s'imposent peu a peu en France, dans la colonie, le sodomite domine toujours les representations.
It is obviously difficult to believe that the poet actually saw the Sodomite relationships and the faithful Christian's individual bond with Christ as anything but wildly dissimilar, yet for some reason he hints at the fact that on a certain level of logic they both share the same characteristics, which in the former case invite censure of the highest proportions, whereas in the latter they are actually seen as desirable.
Bring them out to us so that we may have intimacies with them." Lot refused, and the Sodomites decided to seize the angels.
Besides self-promotion, one factor in the success of its much more intense prosecutorial endeavors was the Crown's support, not only in identifying and detaining the sodomites, but also with their public burning at the stake.
It is almost as if the sodomite serves as the figure of abjection for the culture at large.
Dellamora, however, develops a portmanteau interpretation of the term 'Sodomite', which encompasses not just homosexual practices, but a construction of the national subject dependent on 'a shadowy, abjected Other, namely the S/sodomite'.
He added: "We want to defend our children against sodomite propaganda that is rife in our society today.
There are only a couple of points of fact that might be challenged in Hammond's book: the Corona Regia, although credited to Isaac Casaubon, is thought not to be his work (not least because he was dead by 1615) (138); and the possibility that a reference to burning in a satire against James may invoke a convicted sodomite burning at the stake (146) seems improbable, given that (unlike countries such as France) England had not burned sodomites for well over a century.
As frequent commentator here Molly Ivins notes, these laws (usually introduced by extreme-right politicos from remote areas) get passed simply because less rabid legislators are afraid an opposing vote will make them "look like a sodomite." Texas law forbids purchasing of sex toys--for their obvious purpose, that is.
M.'s conclusion recapitulates the book's subtext: the homosexual/ sodomite and the Church's reaction to this state of life.