In fact, the English form of legalized mob torture, the “pillory,” was so violent and merciless, when applied to gays, that it shocked even homophobic Christians of other nations, like France. Look it up.
More recently, the governments of largely Christian Russia and Jamaica and Uganda—and now Nigeria—have instituted or intensified the persecution of gays, in the name of “God’s law.” And this legalized persecution has led to street gangs that beat and mutilate, rape and kill homosexuals, a persecution abetted by the government, the police and the courts—see the weekly news stories out of Russia, Jamaica and Uganda, as well as the few American stories that seep through the media filters in our own dear country.
NOTE: My information for the contents of this essay/article came from a great variety of blogs, web pages, and Wikipedia articles, too many and too scattered in past time for me to cite now. But I recently came across a pamphlet that contains many of the facts that I include in this essay. It was originally published in 1974 and republished in 2012 as a PDF document, Religious Roots of the Taboo on Homosexuality, by John Lauritsen, and is easily found through a Google search. It appears as
and is well worth reading. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in an accurate and reasoned account of the horrifically cruel persecutions of homosexual males throughout the history of Christian Europe and America. My only complaint is that the body of the text lacks formal notes on the sources, although there is an impressive bibliography.