Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Same-Sex Unions

Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe

Rewriting History to Serve the Gay Agenda
The cover of Boswell's book, Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe, pictures Saint Serge and Saint Bacchus, famous Roman martyrs, whom Boswell falsely claims were homosexuals.

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen pointed out in 1931, that the world is suffering from too much tolerance - “tolerance of right and wrong, truth and error, virtue and evil, Christ and chaos”. In academia today is practiced the new trend of historical revisionism, or “advocacy scholarship,” that serves a social and political agenda. What does all this mean? Basically, history is not only being revised, but it is being re-read to be accepted and praised by the liberated minds of academia. That is what John Boswell did when he wrote this very popular book, Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe. As a past chairman of Yale University’s history department, he rewrote the early history of the Christian church to accomodate his gay agenda. In this “history according to Boswell,” homosexuality was tolerated in the first centuries of Christianity and homosexual marriages were church sanctioned in the Middle Ages.

Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D., believes that books like Boswell’s are “bad” and she writes that the practice of bad history is even more dangerous than the practice of bad medicine, because its poison seeps into the very soul of Christian Civilization. Read her review here: Marian Horvat Book review of Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe by John Boswell, at TraditionInAction.org

A critique of Boswell's scholarship is found in Marva Dawn's Sexual Character: Beyond Technique to Intimacy.

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