If your child was gay...

Tadhg Gaelach

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The Gael had no issues with bum sex.

Not sure what they'd have made of blokes wearing gold lamé bikinis though, Bill.

Can you think of any approving mention of homosexuality in our ancient Gaelic literature?
 

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Can you think of any disapproving mention of homosexuality in our ancient Gaelic literature?

Any time homosexuality is mentioned at all, it has a negative context, such as in the Brehon Laws where homosexuality is a grounds for divorce. Heterosexuality is constantly celebrated in our Gaelic literature - homosexuality only gets a few shameful mentions.
 
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Do you believe D Trump has never cheated on his wife(s)?
The man has had sex with porn stars, play mates and just about every woman whose "pussy" he could grope!
Now you can't shag around this much without producing 'some' kids!
But somehow "sterile"?? Donald didn't produce ONE child?
Or maybe he's lying about Abortion like he lies about everything else?
Did he have the snip after Barron?

He does not strike me as the type to get a vasectomy.
 
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Any time homosexuality is mentioned at all, it has a negative context, such as in the Brehon Laws where homosexuality is a grounds for divorce. Heterosexuality is constantly celebrated in our Gaelic literature - homosexuality only gets a few shameful mentions.
Extreme censure of homosexuality is an Abrahamic obsession.

The in-your-face exhibitionism you see at these "pride parades" is the flip side of this.
 

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Extreme censure of homosexuality is an Abrahamic obsession.

The in-your-face exhibitionism you see at these "pride parades" is the flip side of this.
But the heathen Germanic tribes practiced very extreme censure of homosexuality. Tacticus talks about this in "Germania".
 
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Here's an interesting blog post on the matter.

Germanic Belief: Homosexuality

"It seems more likely to me that what Tacitus meant by “disgraceful sexual acts” was child molestation … which I believe triggered the same revulsion in the elder as it does in us today; complete with a differentiation between the worst types of felons and the child molester. And especially considering how much the Germanic peoples interacted with Greece and Rome; where homosexuality was more or less (respectively) permissible. And especially among a culture that didn’t stray too far into what goes on behind closed doors, ie. in the private sphere; such that it even a thrall was, by social custom or thew, afforded lordship under his own roof. "
 
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I am pretty sure that he was. It is a book that I am planning to re-read soon anyway. I might do a thread here on the whole work.
Perhaps you're interpreting it through an Abrahamic lens?

In any case, a lot of the sexual exhibitionism, even among heterosexuals, is a reaction to a pathological sexual repression that traces its genealogy to the Middle east.
 
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