The original buggers were heretics, not homosexuals. The Manichaean heresy of the third century had spread disruptively in the East but quietly in the West, and had become well established in Bulgaria, from which it spread in a slightly different form to Provence, Germany, northern France, and Italy. To the Church, Manichaeanism was the most dangerous heresy, and it became easy to speak of Bulgars and heretics as if they were by definition the same; in this way, Bulgari or Boulgres, corrupted into Bugari and Bougres, became part of the language in western Europe. In the district around Albi in southern France, the Bulgarian/Manichaean heresy culminated in Catharism, otherwise known as the Albigensian heresy and believed by the Church to be spiritually and socially disastrous. All that most people knew about the Albigenses was that they regarded propagation of the species as wrong, forbade sex altogether to the highest ranks (the Perfecti), but simply forbade the lower ranks to conceive children. The heretics, the bougres, were thus sexual deviants from the Christian line, and sexual deviation allied with a ban on conception could only mean homosexuality and/or heterosexual anal intercourse. (No one seems to have thought of coitus interruptus, possibly because it was common, if unconfessed, among orthodox Christians.) Heterosexual anal intercourse was, in fact, a standard if reprehensible contraceptive method in France in the medieval and post medieval period, as it had been in Classical Greece; Brantome says that several husbands of his acquaintance used their wives ”more by the rear than the front, and only made use of the front in order to have children.”
Spanish laws against sodomy or buggery (the words became interchangeable) were both ruthless and ruthlessly enforced, in Spain itself and on the unfortunate inhabitants of the New World. It may have been a reaction to the Arab occupation, when bardajes (catamites, or passive homosexual partners) were a familiar sight and it was generally believed that no pilgrimage to mecca was complete unless the pilgrim whiled away the journey by having intercourse with his camel boys (and his camels), but the stringency with which the laws were administered seems to have had some effect on the Spanish people.
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III
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Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III is divided into 2 parts. The First part of this volume goes over The Catholic Church’s history during the Dark Ages & Medieval Times. These are a some of the things that are discussed: The Castrati (Castrated Boy Choir), Holy Blood & Organs, Jesus’s Holy Prepuce (Foreskin), The Penance & Anathema, The Fish Bishop, Saints that Levitate, The Incorruptible Saints, The Nun Manias, All Religious Holidays explained, The Heretics: The Luciferians, The Spanish Inquisition. The Second half of this book is a focus on the art of the times. These are the subjects reviewed: Monsters & Gargoyles, Castles & Knight Armory, More on Medicine & Magic, More on Werewolves, Demons & Hell, Over 100 Different Black Madonnas & Moorish Saints, The Catacomb Bone Churches, The Bejewelled Saints, Aliens, Astrology & Alchemy………………….
The Daily Beast: Pope Francis Goes Full Homophobic, Now ‘Very Worried’ About Homosexuality in the Church.