March 4th, 2004

beard
  • xencat

History of same sex marriages.

Thanks to greentara for this interesting article. I'm not sure of it's validity but it's very interesting nevertheless.

http://www.drizzle.com/~slmndr/salamandir/pubs/irishtimes/opt3.htm
----
When marriage between
gays was by rite

RITE AND REASON: A Kiev art museum contains a curious icon from St Catherine's monastery on Mount Sinai. It shows two robed Christian saints. Between them is a traditional Roman pronubus (best man) overseeing what in a standard Roman icon would be the wedding of a husband and wife. In the icon, Christ is the pronubus. Only one thing is unusual. The "husband and wife" are in fact two men.

Is the icon suggesting that a homosexual "marriage" is one sanctified by Christ? The very idea initially seems shocking. The full answer comes from other sources about the two men featured, St Serge and St Bacchus, two Roman soldiers who became Christian martyrs.

Rest of storyCollapse )