"J. R. Molloy" wrote:
> I've heard that ancient Roman legions relied upon gay warriors who bonded in
> fighting units. Two gay Roman centurions would fight back-to-back, defending
> each other against attack. Straight armies could not effectively compete against
> such cohesively unified tactics.
Actually, it was under the Ottoman Empire, male children of conquered people
were taken away to serve the empire as 'Jannissaries', and were taught to
practice homosexuality in the field, to reduce the degree to which women of
occupied territories were raped by soldiers (much easier to administer a
conquered people if they are not all pissed at you for raping their wives and
daughters). Also, the Knights Templar under the Holy Roman Empire were accused
by their rivals of being homosexuals, simply because the coat of arms for their
order showed two priest knights riding on the same horse, which was meant to
represent their vow of poverty.
> In today's world, a gay couple can outwit, out-fight, and out-maneuver any
> straight male. Consequently, gay culture continues to thrive.
Really? What is this based on?
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