We've suffered the big hits: the priest who molested 150 children, the pastor who gambled away the parish endowment, the bishop who covered up the pederasts
Peniston (author of Pederasts
and Others: Urban Culture and Sexual Identity in Nineteenth-Century Paris, 2004) and Nancy Erber (coeditor of Disorder in the Court: Trials and Sexual Conflict at the Turn of the Century, 1999) have made available to English-speakers a group of eight "autobiographies" of nineteenth-century homosexual men.
Hates the society that rejects him because of his vices and associates with pederasts
, prostitutes, pimps, and other miscreants.
By and large, until the onset of the Inquisition the church's focus was on penance, and while penance would take different forms (even for the same offense) from the laity to the clergy, the church was not in the business of torturing or killing homosexuals, adulterers, pederasts
He is the leader of an institution - one of the wealthiest on earth - that attracts pederasts
and paedophiles into its ranks and grants them privileged access to children.
But it is at the expense of those whose lives have been ruined by the pederasts
the church has shielded.
He ended his accusation by calling for drastic actions against those he characterized as moral perverts and dangerous pederasts
were to make a film portraying Jews as pederasts
, money-grubbers, and depraved lunatics -- which is how Mohammed was portrayed -- would our first instinct be to champion their right to free speech?
From such perversion, Dexter assures Hughie, America has been saved: "We have no pederasts
Some traditional priests are deserting for the Roman church, presumably preferring paedophiles to pederasts
Tormented by his schoolmates, he questions Trish tearfully about exactly what pederasts
do to boys and whether the behavior is inherited.
and Others, William Peniston has written the most detailed and revelatory exploration to date of the lives of lower class men who had sex with other men in nineteenth-century Paris.