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To: Dominick

Just curious, homosexual rape is that much more serious than a man raping a woman?

Regular rape doesn't "cry to Heaven for vengeance" but homosexual rape does?


40 posted on 08/10/2004 6:41:05 AM PDT by horatio
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To: horatio
Just curious, homosexual rape is that much more serious than a man raping a woman?

Regular rape doesn't "cry to Heaven for vengeance" but homosexual rape does?

The term I see when I see those listed is buggery. Buggery is historically forced anal sex, and it assumes the rapist is male. Regular rape is a mortal sin, obviously, and indeed it would be a sin demanding vengeance by the Most High, as are all sins are demanding of divine justice. I would agree with you, buggery and rape can possibly kill the soul of the victim.

Those four crimes are listed as the most depraved crimes of indifference to another man that men (and women) can commit. I think they are emphasized as an admonishment, and I find it interesting that crimes against the poor and the working man are prevalent, as you recall, depriving a man of wages often meant family members starved to death.

This is a traditional listing of the four crimes, and doesn't mean other sins don't also cry out for vengeance. I would think that genocide fits in there, as does slavery and prostitution.
42 posted on 08/10/2004 6:54:14 AM PDT by Dominick ("Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought." - JP II)
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To: horatio
Ask God. The bible specifically mentions homosexual conduct as crying out to heaven for justice.
43 posted on 08/10/2004 7:01:23 AM PDT by johnb2004
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To: horatio

No homosexual sex in general cries to heaven for vengence. It is a total disorder and perversion of morals.


58 posted on 08/10/2004 7:51:28 AM PDT by Hermann the Cherusker
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