May 30, 2009

Okay, already!

I've seen this all over the place, and I've just had the umpteenth suggestion that this is a Prattle story, so here it is:

Will the Antichrist be a homosexual?... While the word homosexual is not in the Bible, the behavior of those who practice homosexuality, and God’s estimation of them, very definitely is. When the word came into existence I cannot tell you, but what we can say for sure is that when Noah Webster published his first dictionary in 1828, it was not included. This means that homosexuality is a modern word invented to replace the word Noah Webster did include, sodomy, defined as a crime against nature. This is historical revisionism in action.

It follows, therefore, that heterosexual, which is also not in the Bible, is another modern word invented to replace some other word—gomorrahry, pehaps?

Interestingly, the word homosexual is so beloved of fundie types, that I use it as a search term when I'm specifically looking for religious anti-gay hate speech. No-one else seems to use it these days.

Will the Antichrist be a homosexual?Mat-su Valley Frontiersman, 25th May 2009.

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As I recall, the word 'homosexual' was actually coined in the late 19th century by the psychologist who wanted to define the phenomena. The funniest thing, I've always thought, is that he also had to coin the term 'heterosexual' in order to explain what homosexuality differed from.
So,in a sense, heterosexuality didn't exist either until a Victorian trick cyclist thought of it!

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