Plato: Against Homosexuality


The ancient Greeks have a reputation for indulging in and approving of homosexual sex. The reputation is well deserved. However, the great political theorist and philosopher Plato (born in 429 BC, Athens) was resolutely against homosexuality in ways that remind me of the strictures against the practice in the Bible and Qur’an.

Plato in his Laws wrote:

‘we must not forget that sexual pleasure is held to have been granted by nature to male and female when conjoined for the work of procreation; the crime of male with male, or female with female, is an outrage on nature and a capital surrender to lust of pleasure.’

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