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  Sodomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sodomy is a term of religious origin from the story of Sodom and Gormorrah in the bible.
The term “sodomy” derives from the name of the ancient city of Sodom, which according to a common interpretation of the Bible, was destroyed by God for its sins (see Sodom and Gomorrah).
In the King James version of the Bible, the term "sodomy" is used to translate a heterogeneous group of original-language terms, thus linking them to the Biblical account of Sodom and "sodomy" as currently understood in ways that may not have been intended by the authors of the original texts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sodomy   (1515 words)

 Sodomy law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The precise sexual acts meant by the term sodomy — and its synonyms buggery, crime against nature, unnatural act, deviant sexual intercourse and a range of similar euphemisms — is rarely spelled out in the legislation, but is typically understood by courts to include any sexual act which does not lead to procreation.
This age was lowered to 18 in the East in 1968 and the West in 1973, and all legal distinctions between heterosexual and homosexual acts were abolished in the East in 1988, with this change being extended to all of Germany in 1994 as part of the process of German Reunification.
Sodomy laws in the United States, laws primarily intended to outlaw homosexual acts were largely a matter of state rather than federal jurisdiction.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sodomy_law   (2302 words)

 Pilgrim Platform - Sodomy or gay marriage.
The long history of sodomy is dark and full of deceit.
To engage in sodomy is to use a thing (sex) in a manner that is contrary to its fundamental purpose (procreation).
Sodomy, then, has no social purpose or function.
www.pilgrim-platform.org /sodomy.htm   (758 words)

 LAWRENCE V. TEXAS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Early American sodomy laws were not directed at homosexuals as such but instead sought to prohibit nonprocreative sexual activity more generally, whether between men and women or men and men.
Instead, sodomy prosecutions often involved predatory acts against those who could not or did not consent: relations between men and minor girls or boys, between adults involving force, between adults implicating disparity in status, or between men and animals.
The longstanding criminal prohibition of homosexual sodomy upon which Bowers placed such reliance is as consistent with a general condemnation of nonprocreative sex as it is with an established tradition of prosecuting acts because of their homosexual character.
supct.law.cornell.edu /supct/html/02-102.ZS.html   (1241 words)

 Sodomy: What Is It?
Sodomy is most commonly legally defined as any contact between the genitals of one person, and the mouth or anus of another.
In medieval Europe, intercourse between a male field worker and a noble woman was legally considered "sodomy," as it was thought to cause a poor harvest.
The history of the concept of sodomy is tied to the Church in most every case.
www.gaylib.com /text/clas12.htm   (199 words)

 CCLEC Publications -- Episcopal Tracts For Our Times: No. 1 -- The Sodomy of Bishops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
They have tried to disguise their promotion of Sodomy in the Church be referring to the souls who are engaged in this sinful and disgusting life style as "wholesome examples to the flock of Christ" and as living in "life giving holiness".
By encouraging Sodomy the Sodomy Bishops help perpetuate souls in their sin, they fail to help these sinners to repent, and they fail to give them the support of the church in their struggle to achieve wholeness through our Lord Jesus Christ.
By encouraging Sodomy the Sodomy Bishops place stumbling blocks in the lives of many innocent souls who are trying to follow Christ.
www.episcopalian.org /cclec/tract-1.htm   (490 words)

 SODOMY AND THE BIBLE-- Hate the sin and love the sinner-- Rescue the perishing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sodomy has nothing to do with "be fruitful and multiply." Sodomy IS about sex, dirty sex, Satanic sex, urinating in one another's mouths (golden showers), defecating in one another's mouths (scat), and licking one another's anuses (rimming).
Sodomy is filthy, and it must be made "exceeding sinful," that is, if we are to preach "sin and righteousness and judgment"-- "that which is good." Sodomy makes its followers sick almost all the time with all manner of trouble in the bowels and with kidney and urinary infections frequently.
Sodomy is about young men being aroused by the smell of a urinal in a restroom.
www.blessedquietness.com /journal/housechu/sodomy.htm   (2837 words)

 The Supreme Court Overturns Sodomy Laws in Landmark Case
"Sodomy laws are the linchpin in attacks against the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community," said Kerry Lobel, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
Rhode Island prosecutors acknowledged that the state's sodomy law was useful because it enabled juries to convict on the lesser sodomy charge in cases of alleged sexual assault involving sodomy where consent was uncertain.
Sodomy laws anywhere in this nation are a offensive reminder to all of us that legislators think that our lives are defective and less worthy of respect.
www.soulforce.org /article/652   (2963 words)

 Anti-sodomy page
If sodomy is addictive, it is clear that females would evolve to be sexually aroused by sex that suggests it was desired by her own nature as opposed to just adventitiously as a result of having been sodomized, so sodomy being addictive furnishes an explanation for the locations of the female erogenous zones.
Scientists have never really investigated whether sodomy be addictive (periodically I go to search engines and search these studies, and I never find anything) in the chemical sense that ordinary people tend to use when they use the word addictive in a useful sense (i.e., not as a synonym for pleasant).
Sodomy being evil explains why it was advantageous for the y-chromosome (which largely regulates testis development) to have stopped evolving—presumably much of the addictiveness of semen stopped evolving at the same time, at least until genes on the other chromosomes took over.
home.earthlink.net /~step314/ideas/nosodom.htm   (1884 words)

While the word sodomy in its contemporary context is generally used to mean "ass rape" or at least "anal sex", historically and legally the term has had a much broader meaning.
Originating in the 11th century, the word sodomy was coined by Saint Peter Damian to replace the earlier term "Sin of Sodom".
Oddly, although lying with mankind, as with womankind was an abomination in the bible, evidence shows that homosexual marriages were still sanctioned and performed in the Christian church, at least up until the Middle Ages.
www.rotten.com /library/sex/sodomy   (766 words)

 glbtq >> social sciences >> Sodomy Laws and Sodomy Law Reform
The strictest view of sex in Jewish and Christian traditions is that all non-marital and extra-marital sex is sinful, and that the only appropriate use of the sexual organs is for procreation (or for bonding of husband and wife through sexual pleasure).
These Biblical citations were the original sources of the legal prohibition on anal sex in the earliest "sodomy law" passed by the English Parliament in 1533, during the period of the early English Reformation.
Courts differed as to which acts were covered, with many finding that because of their historical origins, the sodomy laws did not prohibit oral sex, although other statutes or common law principles, such as "lewdness" or "wanton and lascivious behavior," could be used to prosecute those apprehended engaging in oral sex.
www.glbtq.com /social-sciences/sodomy_laws.html   (793 words)

 U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Sodomy Laws
The Court's reasoning then was that if sodomy in private by consenting adults was made legal, laws against adultery, incest, prostitution and other sexual crimes would not be prosecutable.
Another error made by the court was the assumption that sodomy is a "victimless crime." This ignores the fact that the moral standards laid down in the Bible are for the protection of the society.
If sodomy is victimless, what about the thousands of hemophiliacs who received AIDS tainted blood donated by homosexuals.
www.chick.com /bc/2003/sodomy.asp   (558 words)

 The Task Force - The Issues   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Sodomy laws, or archaic sex laws that criminalized private, same-sex intimacy between consenting adults, were a real threat to same-sex couple families.
A Mississippi court used the state's sodomy law to justify denying custody of a boy to his gay father, despite the fact that the court also found that the father would provide better care because the boy's stepfather was physically abusive to his mother
Sodomy laws were used to justify anti-gay employment discrimination against people in Florida, Georgia and Texas.
www.thetaskforce.org /theissues/issue.cfm?issueID=11   (785 words)

 Concerned Women for America - Supreme Court Hears Texas Sodomy Case
It is one of four sodomy laws in the United States that ban homosexual sodomy.
In fact, same-sex sodomy has resulted in the transformation of diseases previously transmitted only through fecally contaminated food and water into sexually caused diseases—-primarily among those who practice same-sex sodomy.
Sodomy laws should not be invalidated on the asserted basis that majority belief that sodomy is immoral is an inadequate rationale to support the laws….
cwfa.org /articledisplay.asp?id=3633&department=CFI&categoryid=cfreport   (1915 words)

 OSCN Found Document:Forcible Sodomy
Any person convicted of a second violation of this section, where the victim of the second offense is a person under sixteen (16) years of age, shall not be eligible for probation, suspended or deferred sentence.
Sodomy committed upon a person incapable through mental illness or any unsoundness of mind of giving legal consent regardless of the age of the person committing the crime; or
Sodomy accomplished with any person by means of force, violence, or threats of force or violence accompanied by apparent power of execution regardless of the age of the victim or the person committing the crime; or
www.oscn.net /applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?citeid=69419   (555 words)

 Sodomy flaw. By Kristin Eliasberg - Slate Magazine
In later theology, sodomy became associated with unnatural sex acts in general but was interpreted broadly and never limited to homosexual sex; in fact it included all forms of non-procreative sex.
Similarly, in Colonial America where sodomy proscriptions were first used to encourage population growth, they ranged across various forms of "carnal knowledge," though generally including anal sex between men and men, men and women, and men and animals (oral sex not making an appearance in the statutory records until after 1868).
In sexual regulation, same-sex sodomy laws are now in effect in only four states, while heterosexual and homosexual proscriptions have been repealed in all but nine states.
www.slate.com /id/2080693   (1953 words)

 Failed Sodomy / Homosexual Acts - Abortion
The essence of the term sodomy then includes any use of the sexual faculty —by two humans or one human and an animal— that by act or intention precludes the bringing of new human life into existence.
The use of the sexual faculty without being open to its intended result is contrary to the will of God who designed into human nature the very strong urge for relationships designed to produce human forms for occupancy by eternal spirits designated to share the magnificence of His existence.
Abortion, the worst possible type of murder as it takes a totally innocent human life, is less of a sin than sodomy which totally rejects the creation of human life.
www.trosch.org /the/failed_sodomy.html   (2396 words)

 Book Review: Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition
You have to love a book that begins, "The England that produced three generations of sodomitical pirates was a land far different from modern Britain or America." Burg, a professor of history at Arizona State University, wrote Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition in 1983 and updated it in 1995 (it's now in paperback).
The only person executed for sodomy in the colonies during the middle 17th century was a guy in conservative New Haven who admitted to having sex with two men, encouraging boys to masturbate and, most horrifically, being an agnostic.
It is quite possible he wouldn't know what "sodomy" meant, but I didn't want to take any chances — I mean this was a sweet, simple, old guy.
www.chiprowe.com /bookrev/sodomy.html   (818 words)

 Concerned Women for America - Lambda Defends Public Sodomy in Virginia
Texas decision striking down sodomy laws, a homosexual lawyers group contends in a Virginia case.
Andy Tjan, another Virginia man who was convicted and given a three-year suspended sentence in 2003 after propositioning an officer in a Virginia Beach department store bathroom, is also appealing his conviction to the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Lambda is among the homosexual organizations that is still opposing the Boy Scouts’ policy of barring homosexual men from being Scout leaders, even though the Supreme Court in 2000 affirmed the Scouts’ right to their own leadership standards.
www.cwfa.org /articledisplay.asp?id=6006&department=CFI&categoryid=news   (682 words)

 CNN.com - Supreme Court will decide legality of state sodomy laws - Dec. 3, 2002
In a case that tests the constitutionality of sodomy laws in 13 states, the justices will review the prosecution of two men under a 28-year-old Texas law making it a crime to engage in same-sex intercourse.
The Lambda Legal Defense Fund in New York, a gay-rights group, is urging the court to revisit the Bowers decision and to rule that prosecuting same-sex couples, but not heterosexuals, for sodomy violates the equal-treatment standard.
State sodomy laws have been on the books for a century or more, and define the act as abnormal sex, including oral and anal sex.
archives.cnn.com /2002/LAW/12/02/scotus.sodomy   (639 words)

 Virginia Pursues Sodomy Charges Despite Supreme Court Ruling
The indictments issued July 21 followed a three-month investigation of alleged public sodomy and solicitation to commit sodomy at an adult bookstore in Harrisonburg.
Legal experts generally agree that the high court’s ruling means laws banning sodomy in private are unconstitutional but that laws against public sodomy can still be enforced.
But drawing the line between public and private sodomy in Virginia is complicated by the way Virginia’s law is written, said Sam Garrison, a Roanoke attorney and gay rights activist.
www.sodomylaws.org /usa/virginia/vanews116.htm   (500 words)

 CCLEC Publications -- Episcopal Tracts For Our Times: No. 2 -- The Sin of Sodomy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
(I Timothy 1:15) Sodomy is a grievous sin which has been adopted as an alternative life style in American society, and has now gained such a wide acceptance in the church that it is promoted by a group of Sodomy Bishops.
We need to avoid the sin of Sodomy if we are to follow the example of the perfect life of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Though there were hundreds of Saints who condemned the sin of Sodomy, I have selected only the teachings of those Saints who are included in the Church Calendar of the Book of Common Prayer, pages 19 to 30.
www.episcopalian.org /CCLEC/tract-sinofsodomy.htm   (705 words)

 CNN.com - Supreme Court strikes down Texas sodomy law - Nov. 18, 2003
The 6-3 decision by the court reverses course from a ruling 17 years ago that states could punish homosexuals for what such laws historically called deviant sex.
Legal analysts said the ruling enshrines for the first time a broad constitutional right to sexual privacy, and its impact would reach beyond Texas and 12 other states with similar sodomy laws applied against the gay and lesbian community, and into mainstream America.
Of the 13 states with sodomy laws, four -- Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri -- prohibit oral and anal sex between same-sex couples.
www.cnn.com /2003/LAW/06/26/scotus.sodomy   (976 words)

 Sodomy Laws
Sodomy laws are any of the many laws which criminalize non-reproductive, non-commercial, consensual sex between adults in private.
Last year the Delhi High Court upheld the sodomy law dismissing a petition by the Naz Foundation, an LGBT rights organization seeking a judicial review of the law.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 6-3 that sodomy laws are unconstitutional.
www.sodomylaws.org   (964 words)

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