History: These 10 Folks Were Executed...

History: These 10 Folks Were Executed For Being Gay

There are 15 comments on the EDGE story from Jul 5, 2014, titled History: These 10 Folks Were Executed For Being Gay. In it, EDGE reports that:

Homosexuality was once considered a normal part of life - especially in ancient Greece.

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david traversa

Cordoba, Argentina

#1 Jul 6, 2014
It IS a normal part of life . Pseudo- Christians are so emotionally disturbed they will find evil in about anything under the sun .. and they ruin their children by having them follow their sick, twisted ways ..
Belle Sexton

Santa Cruz, CA

#2 Jul 6, 2014
Ain't christendom just WONDERFUL !!
newsjunkie55

Bay City, MI

#3 Jul 6, 2014
yes, please God , save me from the Christians.

Since: Feb 09

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#5 Jul 6, 2014
Raymond wrote:
I wish they'd institute the death penalty for homosexuality here in America.
That might help you stay focused on the program in your "pray away the gay" therapy, but one little accident at the local adult book store might get you put on death row.

I'd be up for a death penalty used against people who tell other people how to live their lives. That would be one of the fastest ways to reduce the size of government.

Since: Feb 09

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#6 Jul 6, 2014
Giovanni di Giovanni (1350 - 1365)

Giovanni di Giovanni was a 15-year-old Italian boy charged with being "a public and notorious passive sodomite" and is credited with being the youngest person ever executed for being gay.

According to Michael Rocke in his book "Forbidden Friendships: Homosexuality and Male Culture in Renaissance Florence," he wrote:

"His sentence unusually labels Giovanni himself a ’public and notorious passive sodomite,’ and for this reason the podesta inflicted on him an exemplary and barbaric punishment. After being paraded on an ass to the ’place of justice’ outside the city walls past the Franciscan basilica of Santa Croce, he was to be publicly castrated. Then, so that he would be punished ’in that part of his body where he allowed himself to be known in sodomitical practice," he was to be mutilated between his thighs with a red hot iron."

Since: Oct 10

San Francisco

#7 Jul 6, 2014
Raymond wrote:
I wish they'd institute the death penalty for homosexuality here in America.
Too bad we don't already have it for stupidity; you'd be long dead.
Ted Haggard s Masseur

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Jul 6, 2014
Raymond wrote:
I wish they'd institute the death penalty for homosexuality here in America.
In other words you're expressing suicidal feelings?
Ted Haggard s Masseur

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jul 6, 2014
"In a particularly ironic case, Atherton was executed under a law he helped institute."

Ted Haggard got off easy.(Prematurely, even?)
Homostats

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Jul 6, 2014
"History: These 10 Folks Were Executed For Being Gay"

Did they use silver bullets?

Since: Aug 11

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#11 Jul 6, 2014
Shameful.

Since: Aug 11

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#12 Jul 6, 2014
Raymond wrote:
I wish they'd institute the death penalty for homosexuality here in America.
Move to Uganda filth.
Jumper The wise

Morgantown, KY

#13 Jul 6, 2014
Paw Paw says they used to throw queer men in prison.

He says the MP's even came overseas and arrested one as they was getting ready to load up the truck to go fight at the front lines.

He says they made him strip to his underwear and handcuffed him in the back of the jeep.

Of-course he always chuckled that he might have loved going to jail like that all hogtied for the other fruits.
lgbt is silly

Knoxville, TN

#14 Jul 7, 2014
Raymond wrote:
I wish they'd institute the death penalty for homosexuality here in America.
It could happen again some day in the future. If so the gays have no one to blame but themselves.

Since: Mar 07

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#15 Jul 7, 2014
lgbt is silly wrote:
<quoted text>It could happen again some day in the future. If so the gays have no one to blame but themselves.
So, honest, law-abiding American citizens would be to blame for their own genocide?

I will never understand what happens to your sort to damage your minds in this way. Sad stuff.

Since: Feb 09

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#16 Jul 7, 2014
Quest wrote:
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So, honest, law-abiding American citizens would be to blame for their own genocide?
I will never understand what happens to your sort to damage your minds in this way. Sad stuff.
Their minds are damaged in Sunday School.

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