St. Augustine on Sodomy
By Louis Zdunich
The New and Better Confederacy
National Anti-Sodomy Crusade
September 8, 2014
The teachings of this Early Father of the Church
are at the base of Western law
and political philosophy on any issue.
Is sodomy identifiable with love?
Can it be accommodated in marriage?
Are not nations destroyed which practice it?
“Can it at any time or place be unjust for man to love God with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his mind; and his neighbor as himself? Therefore are those foul offences which be against nature, to be everywhere and at all times detested and punished; such as were those of the men of Sodom: which should all nations commit, they should all stand guilty of the same crime, by the law of God, which hath not so made men that they should so abuse one another. For even that intercourse which should be between God and us is violated, when that same nature, of which He is Author, is polluted by perversity of lust. But those actions which are offences against the customs of men, are to be avoided according to the customs severally prevailing; so that a thing agreed upon, and confirmed, by custom or law of any city or nation, may not be violated at the lawless pleasure of any, whether native or foreigner. For any part which harmoniseth not with its whole, is offensive. But when God commands a thing to be done, against the customs or compact of any people, though it were never by them done heretofore, it is to be done; and if intermitted, it is to be restored; and if never ordained, is now to be ordained. For lawful if it be for a king, in the state which he reigns over, to command that which no one before him, nor he himself theretofore, had commanded, and to obey him cannot be against the common weal of the state (nay, it were against it if he were not obeyed, for to obey princes is a general compact of human society); how much more unhesitatingly ought we to obey God, in all which He commands, the Ruler of all His creatures! For as among the powers in man's society, the greater authority is obeyed in preference to the lesser, so must God above all.” (St. Augustine, Confessions, Chapter 3, My italics.)
This issue is where we draw the Alamo line.
The road gang is the place for the sodomites: not as legislators, teachers in our schools, objects of overwrought solicitudes, or setters of our foreign policies.
"Come out from among them and touch not the unclean thing."