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sodomite

a person who practises sodomy
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While both the antediluvians and the Sodomites are punished for their homosexual acts, Belzhazzar's fault lies in mishandling sacred objects dedicated to God.
Indeed, he resists the impulse to assume "that the increased discursive presence of the sodomite during this period necessarily indicates the emergence of a proto-modern 'homosexual identity,'" seeking, rather, to explore the systems of signification in which "sodomy" and "sodomite" were implicated (4).
Part 1 includes chapters on representations of the sodomite and the tribade in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Winter's Tale, each of which unsettles categories of masculinity and femininity, perversity and familiarity.
To his credit, Corum does seem to be teasing out the implications of a position articulated several years ago by Gregory Bredbeck, who argued that Bray's description of the sodomite as existing outside the social order was not perfectly inscriptive and left space for what he wanted to call a "sodomitical subjunctivity.
1978: Media begin to turn against anyone, or any group of persons, who opposes the sodomite way of life.
The same dictionary describes a sodomite as a person practising sodomy.
But outside, the Rev Ian Brown, of the Free Presbyterian Church, condemned the legislation, saying: "We want to defend our children against sodomite propaganda.
And it doesn't matter to them how privileged you are: A sodomite is a sodomite is a sodomite, especially if you're out.
Barroso responded by withdrawing his entire slate of nominees, thereby establishing a critical precedent: only those who uphold the sodomite "rights" agenda in both word and deed can be considered for positions in the EU's executive body.
Another use of the body for religious and polemic purposes is d'Aubigne's depiction in Princes of Henry III as an atheist, hermaphroditic sodomite, which serves to distort the king's Catholic identity.
These writers defined the Spanish Man or Vir less in terms of what he was, or was to be, and more in terms of what he was not: not sodomite, not woman, Indian, African, nor of mixed racial background.
The Marquis of Queensberry, furious over the affair which his son Lord Alfred Douglas was having with Wilde, handed in a card at the playwright's club on which he had written: "To Oscar Wilde, posing as a sodomite.