The Reason Bod Will Bless or Curse This Nation 08/16/2016

WND Bill Federer
Sir William Blackstone’s “Commentaries on the Laws of England,” published 1765-1769 by Oxford’s Clarendon Press, had an immense influence on America’s founders, being considered the definitive pre-Revolutionary source of common law by United States courts.

Blackstone defined “Crimes against God”, “Crimes against Man,” and in his “Commentaries on the Laws of England,” Book 4, he defined the act of sodomy as a “Crime against Nature”: “It is an offence of so dark a nature … a disgrace to human nature … a crime not fit to be named; ‘peccatum illud horribile, inter christianos non nomtnandum’ (that horrible crime not to be named among Christians).”

This “crime against nature” deserved capital punishment, as Blackstone cited Leviticus 20:13-15 and wrote: “the voice of nature and of reason, and the express law of God, determine to be capital,” making reference to the “signal instance, long before the Jewish dispensation” of “the destruction of two cities (Sodom and Gomorrah) by fire from Heaven; so that this is an universal, not merely a provincial, precept.”

Blackstone also explained how Islam resulted in political despotism, as shown by: “… terrible ravages committed by the Saracens in the east, to propagate the religion of Mahomet.”


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