Don't do this wicked thing In 19th-century Iran, a young beardless adolescent was considered an object of beauty—desired by men—who would grow naturally into an older bearded man who desired youthful males. The story of Sodom's destruction — and of Abraham 's failed attempt to intercede with God and prevent that destruction — appears in Genesis During Ramadan, my Jeddah tour guide, Yasser, abstains from sex. Like many gay and lesbian teenagers everywhere, he felt isolated. This strikes many Saudis as a reasonable accommodation. The Israelite leaders met at Mizpah and decided that the Benjamites should be punished for their "abomination.
The modern English word " bugger " is derived from the French term bougrethat evolved from the Latin Bulgarus or "Bulgarian".
In his Summa Contra Gentiles Thomas Aquinas ranked sodomy as the worst crime second only to murder itself, because it essentially amounted to wanton destruction of a potential person. Even Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab—the 18th- century religious scholar who founded Wahhabism—seems to draw a distinction between homosexual desires and homosexual acts, according to Natana DeLong-Bas, the author of Wahhabi Islam: He and most other scholars in the field believe that at about that time, Middle Eastern attitudes toward homosexuality fundamentally shifted.
His family escapes and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed.