Eunuchs and/or hermaphrodites cannot be placed in the same category as sodomists
. There are biological and psychological differences which are very sharp and very distinct.
"Even now the lewd terrorism is so potent that large publishing houses surrender books & plates to these sodomists
, & great daily newspapers bow to their maggot-brained, rotten-hearted despotism." (135) The power of the Watch and Ward Society only grew in the early twentieth century.
To start protesting now that they may be forced to allow a bunch of sodomists
to hire a church hall for an all-boys' panto is pathetically feeble, and also lamentably late.
There are obvious differences, to say the least, between convicted homosexual sodomists
and convicted murderers.
Our second June author, Rory Leishman, laid out recent Canadian legal precedents promoting new rights for sodomists
. In 1995, the Supreme Court for example read into the Charter "the right of non-discrimination for sexual orientation" despite the fact that the framers of the Charter in 1982 had deliberately excluded sexual orientation from the equality clause.
There were regular denunciations of sodomists
by some of the would-be reformers, the most damning by St.