In the 1890's, the United States Government employed a commissionto study the phenomenon of members of the same gender having sex with othermembers of their same gender. As with the evolution of all societies, samegender sexuality was an unabashed fact of life and the American Governmentwanted to understand it, if not control it like prositution. Female homosexualityexisted but was kept so hushed up because of the prevailing Victorian attitude,as indicative of the utter ignorance that prevailed, one high level governmentofficial said, "Women, engage in homosexuality? Preposterous! Don't beabsurd!"
Before the 1890's, the word usually employed in polite circles to describepeople of the same gender having "an emotional and/or a physical affair"with another individual of the same gender was "brotherly or sisterly love."The commission, subsequently, coined the word "homosexual" from the Greekprefix "homo" meaning same (1) with the Latin suffix "sexus" sex+ - alis -al = more at sex or "sexual."
The words coined by the government commission were,
Heterosexual - of or characterized by sexual desire for thoseof the opposite sex
Homosexual - of or characterized by sexual desire for those ofthe same sex
Although they have subsequently taken on different parts of speech,they were originally adjectives used to define the particular aspect ofthe phenomenon referred to as sex. Ex: asexual.
Soon after the coinage and definition of the word "homosexual," professionalFaith Merchants capitalized on this claiming as justification for their"righteous indignation," nothing Christ said but the mistranslated storyof Sodom and Gomorrah in the Old Testament (Gen. 19:1-11) while ignoringChrist's words:
17 ¶ Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Faith Merchants preached fiery sermons from their pulpits, denouncingand denigrating people as a way of gaining converts and increasing theircoffers. Contrary to the Bible admonitions, they coined the contentionand phrase that "homosexuality is an abomination to God" and an "act againstnature."
Overzealous Faith Merchants violated the admonitions of Christ ignoringthe original meaning of the word "abominable." Instead, they homed in onthe modern connotation that they popularize. The Faith Merchants receivedtraining and were so skilled in religious polemics, of turning father againstson, mother against daughter, anyone who wasn't clergy were afraid to questionthe actions of the Faith Merchant's attempt to drive an unchristian wedgebetween man, ostracizing a group of people as "detestable, unrepentantperverts."
Some of the overzealous, misguided, and blasphemous Faith Merchantsbegan to disparagingly preach against the newly coined abomination fromtheir respective pulpits and subsequently coined and employed the slur"homo," as a much quicker and easier to say abbreviation of the word homosexual.The word "homosexual" was a much more difficult word to pronounce repetitively,tongue tying preachers during a fiery sermon.
In 1947, some what was labeled the "homosexual community" by faith merchants,adopted the art form of female impersonation from the French Les Gais.Those individuals, later known as "drag queens," like heterosexual cross-dressers,used it as an expression of an art that gave some the opportunity to dressas women and even engage in romantic interludes with men in a more sociallyacceptable manner, if only in a make-believe theatrical production. Thefemale impersonators borrowed the word "gai" as defining their art.
However, the French Les Gais were heterosexually married, bisexual menwho performed women's role in theatrical performances because, in France,it was illegal for women to act on stage. In France during the 17th and18th century, it was thought that a woman who performed any role on stagewas either a whore, a prostitute or a women of very loose morals.
The American society would only relate to the word "gay" because itphonetically sounded the same. There were very few people in the "homosexualcommunity." Out of a desire to assimilate and be accepted or just be leftalone, they chose to ignore society's ignorance hence the spelling "gai"became "gay." Because female impersonators enjoyed having sex with a personof the same gender, they were called "homosexuals" and the word "gai,"which was ignored in favor of the spelling "gay," became synonymous withthe word homosexual.
Since guys were impersonating girls in theatrical shows, it was farmore acceptable for masculine males in the audience to whistle, howl andhoot at the pretties on stage because doing so allowed them to claim notto be able to tell the difference. Homosexual liaisons and rendezvous frequentlyensued, since the masculinity of the male was not compromised. This wasconducive to widespread homosexuality if for no other reason, ostensiblythe male and female role seemed to be maintained.
Many in the otherwise homosexual community, who wanted to become acceptedand blend in with the mainstream society, adopted the commonly understoodbut more widely recognized spelling "gay" instead of insisting on the useageof the correct term and of the French spelling "gai." Since the practiceof homosexuality was being more accepted by some, albeit, in reality, camouflagedfrom view, and more fervently rejected by others, the word "gay" erroneouslybegan to be used as synonymous with "homosexual." Although borrowed fromthe French Les Gais who were bisexual and the fact that every psychologistand sexologist since Freud, Kinsey and Pomeroy confirmed that roughly 96%of all mankind are bisexual, to the chagrin and disgust of many a homophobe,the word "gay" became bastardized and to mean "homosexual."
At the same time, the American bisexuals, after forming homosexual pairbonds for whatever period of duration, enduring verbal and physical abuseby the so-called "Christians," despised the derogatory slur "homo" frequentlyused by Faith Merchants to denounce their behavior, joined with the femaleimpersonators in adopting the word "gai" or its American spelling "gay"as a euphemistic counter to the slur.
The author disagrees with Sigmund Freud's contention that approximately2% of the population are homosexual, 2% is heterosexual and 96% is bisexualor the Kinsey/Pomeroy study that says 90% of mankind are heterosexual and10% is homosexual. Through the gift and power of God, the author reaffirmsthat all men were created in "God's image" and that each individual hastheir own distinct characteristics and personality. If one accepts thepremise that God exists and is also perfect, and the words "standard deviation"does not and can not pertain to God or the creation or else God ceasesto be perfect and exist! Since we were all made perfect in God's perfectimage, God is perfectly bisexual and both attributes are perfectly rightfor all man depending on the timing, circumstance and manner of engagementand/or employment. "God is love," and "And as ye would that men shoulddo to you, do ye also to them likewise," are but two of Christ's instructionsthe Faith Merchants chose to ignore at their own peril.
Every man or woman is uniquely different from anyone else. Since SigmundFreud's study revealed that 96% of mankind is bisexual, the author bequeathsthe word "gay" back to an unchristian, hateful, homophobic society anduses the French spelling "gai." Since the word "gai," which was borrowedfrom the French "Les Gais" who were heterosexually married bisexual men,to refer to man who were created bisexual in God's image, the author appliesthe term "gai" to all mankind consistent with its French origin. Also,consistant with the origins of the words "heterosexual" and "homosexual"originally as adjectives, to only describe a very limited, particular aspectof sexuality, the author subsequently uses the following terms consistentwith their origin:
Heterosexual - adj. of or describing a form or aspect of bisexualitycharacterized by sex with the opposite gender
Homosexual - adj. of or describing a form or aspect of bisexualitycharacterized by sex with the same gender
Gai - 1 : all humanity as created by God, bisexual innature, neither homosexually nor heterosexually gai 2 : bisexualbut with either a neutral or strong proclivity towards heterosexualityor homosexuality. (Refer to Sigmund Freud and Alfred Kinsey's seven pointscale hereafter modified as the Wadsworth ten point scale and spectrum)
Since all man was created basically bisexual or "gai," and since somegai people insist they are "homosexual" while others insist they are "heterosexual,"the author uses the following terms:
Gai - 1 : all humanity as created by God, bisexual innature, neither homosexually nor heterosexually gai 2 : bisexualbut with either a neutral or strong proclivity towards heterosexualityor homosexuality
Heterosexually Gai - homophobically and heterosexually chauvinistic
Homosexually Gai - heterophobically and homosexually chauvinistic
(1) "ONE IN TWENTY: A Study of Homosexuality in Men and Woman"p. 6, 1966 Bryan Macgee "The word "homosexuality does not come from theLatin word for "man" (homo) but from the Greek prefix for "same" (homo-)and means, so to speak, same sex. It is correctly used of sexual relationsbetween members of the same sex, whether these are men or women. The specialword (lesbian) for a female homosexual, but no special word for a malehomosexual.
David R.W. Wadsworth
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