Thomas Jefferson on Homosexuality! Guess What He Said?
How did the most brilliant mind of the Famous Founding Fathers look at Homosexuality? Read for yourself!
Thomas Jefferson on Homosexuality
Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, drafted a bill concerning the criminal laws of Virginia in which he directed that the penalty for sodomy should be castration.
Thomas Jefferson, The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew A. Lipscomb, ed. (Washington, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association, 1904) Vol. I, pp. 226-27, from Jefferson's "For Proportioning Crimes and Punishments."
Compare George Washington's Position on Homosexuaity
Washington on Homosexuality,
(refering to himself in 3rd person) "His excellency the Commander in Chief approves the sentence and with abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes" . . .
He communicated his position by his actions and his words in this General Order for March 14, 1778:
At a General Court Martial wereof Colo. Tupper was President (10th March 1778), Lieutt. Enslin of Colo. Malcom's Regiment [was] tried for attempting to commit sodomy, with John Monhort a soldier; Secondly, For Perjury in swearing to false accounts, [he was] found guilty of the charges exhibited against him, being breaches of 5th. Article 18th. Section of the Articles of War and [we] do sentence him to be disniss'd [from] the service with infamy.
(Washington refering to himself in 3rd person)" His excellency the Commander in Chief [Washington] approves the sentence and with abhorrence and detestation of such infamous crimes orders Lieutt. Enslin to be drummed out of camp tomorrow morning by all the drummers and fifers in the Army never to return;
The drummers and fifers [are] to attend on the Grand Parade at Guard mounting for that Purpose."
George Washington, The Writings of George Washington, John C. Fitzpatrick, ed. (Washington, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1934), Vol. XI, pp.83-84, from General Orders at Valley Forge on March 14, 1778.
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