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Gay Sex in Colonial America?!

May 24, 2009

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Settlers in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake often paired off to form all-male households, living and working together. …it would be truly remarkable if all the male-only partnerships lacked a sexual ingredient… IT SEEMS REASONABLE TO ASSUME, [my caps and bold], that much of the sex that took place… was sodomitical.”

These words are from Sexual Revolution in Early America, by Richard Godbeer an associate professor at UC Riverside and published by Johns Hopkins.

My own research for my book, The American People, has revealed that not only were male-only partnerships quite in evidence, but services were often conducted to join the partners “under God,” and that, of equal interest, was their adoption of Indian children to raise as their own.

Late at night, Jerry Falwell can be heard crying, “It’s blasphemy, I tell you! Pure blasphemy!”

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Frank Rich has it right. How can so many get it, but no one steps up to push for it?


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