Originally posted by BO XIAN
Originally posted by Annee
Well - - let me get in my Viking boat and go pillage and plunder.
Maybe I can find a virgin to sacrifice.
Oh wait - - I live TODAY!
Evidently, it is your conviction that we should NOT LEARN
from all of recorded history
anything about the priority of heterosexual marriage.
Oh yes - - please enlighten me the history of homosexuals destroying heterosexual marriages.
Your paranoia is showing.
A Long Tradition Of Same Sex Marriage
As churches struggle with the issue of homosexuality, a long tradition of same sex marriage indicates that the Christian attitude toward same sex unions may not always have been as "straight" as is now suggested. A Kiev art museum contains a curious icon from St. Catherine's monastery on Mt. Sinai.
It shows two robed Christian saints. Between them is a traditional Roman pronubus (best man) overseeing what in a standard Roman icon would be the wedding of a husband and wife. In the icon, Christ is the pronubus. Only one thing is unusual. The husband and wife are in fact two men.
Gay marriage was—surprise!—alive and well in Rome, celebrated even and especially by select emperors, a spin-off of the general cultural affirmation of Roman homosexuality. Gay marriage was, along with homosexuality, something the first Christians faced as part of the pagan moral darkness of their time.