Homosexuality

The next subject Dr Day talked about was homosexuality. According to Dr Dunegan, Dr Day said “People will be given permission to be homosexual”.

It is curious that this would be included in the globalist’s plans for the future because homosexuality has (as far as we know from scholars) been part of human life since we emerged on this planet. It is not until we look into a little bit of history and the development of openness concerning homosexuality that we begin to see why this was specifically mentioned.

The term ‘homosexual’ is a fairly recent addition to the English language, only appearing in the 19th century, although there have been references to same-sex relationships in various languages throughout history.

The earliest reliable records of (what we now call) homosexual activities are from ancient Greece, where homosexuality was practiced and generally accepted (sometimes celebrated) by both men and women. Not all of ancient Greece approved. There were areas such as Iona that had restrictions on same-sex interactions.

The have been humans in every major period of history, and in every major society, who have engaged in homosexual activity – whether accepted or not. In some societies, homosexual activities were used in rituals, in others homosexuality was practiced for pleasure.

Since the time of the Greeks, many societies have imposed severe penalties for same-sex relationships. In England, anal sex between any gender was made illegal by the Buggery Act of 1553 during the reign of Henry IIIV, with the penalty being death by hanging. The ‘offence’ of sodomy had been dealt with through ecclesiastical courts prior to the Act. The Act went through several alterations until it was finally repealed in 1829 and was replaced by a section 15 of the ‘Offences against the Person Act’ in 1828.

In our more modern history, homosexuality started to gain interest among scholars and scientists in the 19th century. The writings of Sigmund Freud with his theories on sexual identity started to become widely read and accepted. Magnus Hirschfield established the ‘Institute for Sexual Science’ in Berlin in 1919, which continued to amass material relating to homosexuality until 1933. Although dissolved in 1933, the material from the institute has been part of various universities in Germany since.

One of the most famous cases in the UK is the trial of Oscar Wilde in 1895 when he was convicted of gross indecency for homosexual acts which fell short of sodomy, and sentenced to two years in prison.

Homosexuality in England was to remain illegal until 1967 When the Sexual Offences Act permitted homosexual acts in private by men over 21 years of age.

There has never been legislation in the UK concerning lesbianism, with laws specifically referring to interactions between males.

Laws concerning homosexuality in the United States have been made state by state, and the remaining sodomy laws were invalidated in 2003 by the Supreme Court ruling in the Lawrence v. Texas  case, with the exception being the US armed forces. Although homosexuality (specifically sodomy) is no longer illegal, military personnel are still governed by the ‘Uniform Code of Military Justice’ in which an article states ‘a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense, b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct’.

But perhaps Dr Day was not referring to the legislative framework in particular when he said “People will be given permission to be homosexual”. It is more likely that he was referring to a shift in social attitudes to homosexuality.

In recent times we have seen ‘civil partnerships’ and ‘gay marriages’ discussed and approved of by many institutions that had previously expressed that homosexual union was ‘wrong and immoral’. Societies in most developed countries have accepted homosexuality and transgenderism as part of normal, everyday life.

Media personalities have ‘come out’ as being gay, and being gay is no longer a barrier to engaging in society – although there are still some exceptions and prejudice still exists. People are no longer afraid to be ‘gay’ and openly display their sexuality to the rest of their society.

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  1. Pingback: Back in 1969, Dr Richard Day made some astonishing predictions about where the world would be today | Henri's Web Space

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