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THANKSGIVING Gay History: Gay Pilgrims In 1600's Plymouth MA

THANKSGIVING Gay History: Gay Pilgrims In 1600’s Plymouth MA

 

In the summer of 1637, two working men at the English colony at Plymouth faced the possibility of execution if they were convicted of what the Puritans was said to be a grave moral crime.

Pilgrims John Alexander and Thomas Roberts had been caught in a homosexual relationship.

Plimoth Plantation Museum in Plymouth Massachusetts have discovered court records from their case, and from a handful of others to piece together the lives of the colony’s and America’s earliest gay and lesbian settlers.

“Plimoth Plantation as a museum has always been a place that has tried to recover every life,’’ said Richard Pickering, the museum’s deputy director. Pickering quoted the poet and author Paul Monette, who wrote that most of gay history “lies in shallow bachelors’ graves.’’

“We’re telling the audience that we’re going to talk about all those uncles and all those aunts who have fallen off the family tree,’’ said Pickering. “Their stories may be lost, so let’s contemplate those lost lives.’’ Though the historical record is sparse, “we can get a sense of what the options of the past were,’’ and provide some sense of history to a modern gay community “that really doesn’t have a strong sense of its past much before 1960.’’

Plimoth Plantation began researching the gay history of the colony about 15 years ago, in preparation for bringing its replica of the Pilgrim ship Mayflower to gay-friendly Provincetown.

Through the records were scant the prosecution of Alexander and Roberts for homosexual conduct reveals layers of complexities in the pilgrim life. Though the maximum penalty was death, neither man was executed.  Alexander, who was perceived as the seducer and therefore was considered more responsible, was branded with a hot iron and banished from the colony, Roberts was allowed to stay, though the colony forbade him from owning land or participating in the political process.

“At first glance you would think that 17th-century New Englanders would be very harsh,’’ said Pickering. But both men were spared execution, and in time Roberts was allowed to own land and to vote. “Even though there are statutes, in the enactment of the law they are much more gentle.’’ It may have been that the colony needed every pair of hands and couldn’t afford to lose both workers, or that in a tiny community of a few hundred, the judges would have known the defendants personally and would have been reluctant to send neighbors to their deaths

Happy Thanksgiving

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Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving By Staring At Pictures Of Chris Hemsworth!

I hope all of you who celebrate today are with ones that you love and if not, just look at these pictures of Chris Hemsworth to help you satisfy your um Thanksgiving…cravings.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE this one

and this one..

And last but not least… shirtless

But this one may be my favorite. which one is your favorite?

FRC Backed Duggar Thanksgiving Message Thanks God ForThe Hobby Lobby Case and the Gay Hating GOP. – Video

TLC's Josh Duggar with his boss FRC President, hate group leader, and white supremacist Tony Perkins
TLC’s Josh Duggar with his boss FRC President, hate group leader, and white supremacist Tony Perkins

 

Josh Duggar of the TLC program 19 Kids and Counting and his mini-klan has put out an extra special FRC backed  family’ Thanksgiving wishes video where he and his brood Thank God for the Hobby Lobby ruling and the God fearing-gay hating GOP.

Duggar  proudly works for the Family Research Council  a Southern Poverty Law Center-certified hate group that specializes in spreading anti-gay propaganda about LGBT people and trying to keep them from having the same rights as other Americans.

From Raw Story:

“Hey, it’s Josh Duggar. You probably know me from 19 Kids and Counting on reality TV. I’m also the executive director of Family Research Council Action here in Washington, D.C., When I think about what FRC Action and my family are truly thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday season, there are so many things that come to mind. We are truly blessed.”

As Duggar dresses his kids for the cold and takes them on a drive, he discusses the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, what a “blessing” it is that states are passing fetal personhood rules and how he and the family are “so grateful” that the Republicans won big in the midterm elections of 2014.

“The efforts of American families are making a difference,” he insists.

Getting his wife and children out of their SUV’s back seats at the Capitol Building in Washington, Duggar says, “We’re so grateful for this time of the year and from out family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!”

“Come on, let’s go, guys!” he says to his brood as they set off walking towards the Capitol, a not-so-subtle message, according to some, that Duggar has political aspirations.

The Duggars — America’s newest HATE GROUP backed by the FRC and TLC.

 

 

#ShitPatRobertsonSays: Gays Are Destroying What The Pilgrims Worked So Hard For – Video

 

Actually, the Pilgrims were bloodthirsty totalitarian religious zealots who just a few decades after landing at Plymouth were hanging their own as witches.

Pat Robertson.

#StillNotDead  #JerryFalwell MissesYou #HellTableForOne

The Hateful Hostess, Maggie Gallagher Gives Tips On How To Be A Bigot Over The Thanksgiving Table

The Hateful Hostess, Maggie Gallagher Srivastav gives tips and advice to homophobes, bigots and haters on “how to stand thier ground over the mashed potatoes and gravy” when arguing about same sex marriage at the Thanksgiving table.

And believe me.  If ANYONE knows how to stand her ground over the mashed potatoes and gravy its Moooooo-gie Gallagher!