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The Truth of Sodom and Gomorrah

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Early this morning the two cities known as Sodom and Gomorrah were destoryed. Sodom and Gomorrah were cities mentioned in the Book of Genesis and throughout the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Qur'an. According to the Torah, the kingdoms of Sodom and Gomorrah were allied with the cities of Admah, Zeboim and Bela. These five cities, also known as the "cities of the plain", were situated on the Jordan river plain in the southern region of the land of Canaan. The Jordan river plain (which corresponds to area just north of the modern day Dead Sea) has been compared to the garden of Eden, being a land well-watered and green, suitable for grazing livestock and farming.
The Book of Genesis is the primary source that mentions the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. Major and minor prophets in the Hebrew Bible have also referred to Sodom and Gomorrah to parallel their prophetic events. In suite, the New Testament also contains passages of parallels to the destruction and surro…

DOMA is unconstitutional

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Thank the gods the Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 5-4 vote.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion:"The federal statute is invalid, for no legitimate purpose overcomes the purpose and effect to disparage and to injure those whom the State, by its marriage laws, sought to protect in personhood and dignity. By seeking to displace this protection and treating those persons as living in marriages less respected than others, the federal statute is in violation of the Fifth Amendment.”
Justice Kennedy delivered the court’s opinion, and was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito all filed dissenting opinions. Justice Clarence Thomas joined Scalia's dissent in whole and parts of Alito's opinio…

Inspire by the Moon

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I saw the Moon last night and was inspired to create the Shinto Japanese god Tsuki yomi


Tsukuyomi also spelled Tsukiyomi is the moon god and ruler of the night. He is also a god of duty and respect for one's betters, and above all of observing the rules of hospitality. The moon god is a cold and forbidding deity, seldom seen in the daylight; more often he is spreading the moon's pale light over the fields or withholding it, letting night's true darkness take hold for a little while. He is one of the three heavenly siblings born of Izanagi, God of Life and Father of the gods.

Anal Sex Prep Guide for Men

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Advices from Ganymede and Antinous Just because you are gay doesn't mean that anal sex is easy. Many tops make the mistake of assuming they'll slide right in with a dab of saliva like in porn. Nothing could be further from the truth. Anal sex is an intense act that should be viewed more highly by gay men. If you are into the guy you are with or have a special friend with benefits then you will want to tape these tips to your wall because they will bring you hours of great back door action. The secret to making anal sex a fantastic experience for both you and man is all about preparation. Whether you’re doing it for the first time or you've made it a regular part of your sex life, there are some essential steps to take before any back door action goes on. As you both get used to each other, some of these tips will become less time consuming, but still it’s always necessary. And before you think your dick gives you power in the bedroom, remember the bottom calls the shots w…

Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

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What is Loving v. Virginia?  Loving v. Virginia is the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that declared unconstitutional any ban on interracial marriage.It’s hard to believe, but it was around 1992 before a majority of Americans supported interracial marriage. That’s crazy! Also crazy: kids who were born in 1992 are turning 21 this year, which means they're just hitting the world of adult dating. Raised in a climate of tolerance and approval, interracial coupling is simply no big deal to these youngsters. And on June 12, we’re coming up on the 46th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that ended state bans on miscegenation. At the same time, we’re just days away from a Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8, another milestone in the civil rights fight. So, with interracial couples no big deal, a civil rights milestone nearing the half-century mark and another milestone waiting in the wings, is marriage and equality on everyone’s mind at this year’s Pride? We…

LGBT History: Sacred Band of Thebes

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The question whether homosexuals make good soldiers has been a controversial issue in many Western countries in the twentieth century. In the United States gays' right to serve had sparked a heated debate on a national scale, recently resolved in favor of a controversial 'don't tell' policy which allows gays and lesbians to enlist provided they do not divulge their sexual orientation.
If you ever run into anyone who gives you a mouthful of right-wing nonsense about how gays shouldn't serve in the military, or protests that gays have never been allowed to openly serve in the military, tell them about the OTHER 300. Not the soldiers at Thermopylae celebrated in the movie "The 300," but another group equally deserving of attention. Known as "The Sacred Band of Thebes," these 300 gay men (150 couples) were recruited to form an elite band of soldiers, known for their bravery and devotion. It's a fascinating and often-overlooked morsel of history…

LGBT History: David and Jonathan

David and Jonathan were they lovers?

The author of 1 and 2 Samuel is thought to have been a member of King David’s court. He seems to know the intimate details of King David’s life and pulls no punches when telling the story of David’s reign, and of his predecessor King Saul. As part of this story, the author tells about Saul’s son Crown Prince Jonathan and his unique relationship with David.
You may have heard Jonathan and David’s story, but if you’re like most people, you have probably never looked at it closely. If your pastor preached about it, the sermon probably talked about the “friendship” of Jonathan and David. Some Christians point to Jonathan and David as an example of idealized male bonding — a type of “brotherly love” not “stained” by the romantic entanglements of male-female relationships. The biblical text, however, is completely contradictory with this strained interpretation. We will present the biblical evidence and let you be the jury. You decide: Were Jonathan and…

History of GLBT in the World

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Out treatment of homosexuality- and not only that- is fundamentally different, from how it was looked upon in the Ancient World, and we fail to grasp its importance and its role in society fully. I would say that ancient societies were a bit more free, at least they didn't consider the gender of your partner such a great deal. But then again this doesn't mean there were no limitations or restrictions, on the contrary. It was mostly a structured thing happening between people belonging to different social classes and age groups. And there were many regional variations as well. Here many culture that document homosexuality in their record. Please note that this NOT a complete list just some. 
Ancient Egypt An ostraca dating from the Ramesside Period have been found which depict hastily drawn images of homosexual as well as heterosexual sex. The duo Khnumhotep and Niankhkhnum, manicurists in the Palace of King Niuserre during the Fifth Dynasty of Egyptian pharaohs, circa 2400 BC…

LGBT History: Hadrian and Antinous

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Hadrian married in about AD 100, but we do not know much about the life of his beard wife and empress, Vibia Sabina. Sabina's image was put on the official coinage and there are many statues of her. Their mutual indifference became open antipathy in later life, though they kept up appearances to some extent, and were never divorced. Sabina, who professed that she was proud to have born no children to her ‘monstrous’ husband, nevertheless was occasionally even allowed to accompany him on his travels. However, ancient sources make it very clear that Hadrian was in love with a young Greek male called Antinous. Homosexual relationships were not considered unusual in ancient Rome, but the intensity with which Hadrian mourned Antinous’ premature death was without precedent. Background on Antinous: Antinous was born in a town called Claudiopolis in the northwest corner of the country that we now call Turkey, in the year 111 A.D. He was very likely not from a wealthy family, and is even…

Symbol of Hope

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Iris Goddess of Rainbow Messanger of the Gods Goddess of Oaths and Promises
Throughout the ages, the rainbow has been the symbol of hope, a promise of better things to come. The ancient Greeks personified the rainbow as the Goddess Iris, the favorite handmaiden and messenger of Hera, the Queen of the Gods. Carried by her shimmering wings, Iris travels so swiftly that mortals can see only the trail of her rainbow-colored passage across the sky.
Iris was also portrayed as a beautiful maiden, with golden wings, robes of bright colors and a halo of light around her head. She was the ambassador of the Gods. It was said that Iris leaves Mount Olympus only to deliver messages to mankind who look to her as an adviser and guide, linking her between the worlds of the gods and humanity.
Iris is the daughter of Thaumas, one of the many minor sea gods, and the ocean nymph Electra, an Oceanid. Her sisters are the Harpies, Aello, and Ocypete. She also has a twin sister, Arke, who served as messenger…