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Excerpt from Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III

In 693, the Council of Toledo, describing sodomy as being “prevalent” in Spain, enacted that “if any one of those males who commit this vile practice against nature with other males is a bishop, a priest, or a deacon, he shall be degraded from the dignity of his order, and shall remain in perpetual exile, struck down by damnation.”  A hundred lashes, a shaven head, and banishment were the penalties for guilty by association.  To the Church punishment the king added the secular one of castration.

Punishment varied according to whether the offender was under or over the age of twenty, whether he was single or married, and whether the offense was habitual.

The offenders age made a difference, and so did his occupation; a monk was more harshly treated than a layman.  Whether he had played the active or the passive role also had to be taken into account, as had the frequency of the offense and its extent.  Some variants were particularly heinous.  Nuns who made use of a dildo were treated with extreme severity and so were brothers who had incestuous homosexual intercourse.

In 6th century Wales, a practicing homosexual rated three years’ penance; in Burgundy in the early 8th century, ten years.  For oral intercourse, depending on where he resided, a homosexual might find himself liable for anything from 7 years to life.

Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. III

The Untold History of The White Races Cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
585 pages 720 pictures
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………………….

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