165 years ago today - Apr 18, 1855

Deseret News uses the word "sodomy" for the first time quoting an account of Elder Nathanial Vary Jones, a returned missionary who served in Burma, near India. The missionary says (incorrectly) that "150 years ago" India was on the verge of becoming "extinct" because a "national evil" prevailed which was "the crime of sodomy." The missionary said the reigning Indian king and queen decreed all women must wear a sari in order to "reclaim the men" and save the country from homosexuality.

[Timeline of Mormon Thinking About Homosexuality, http://rationalfaiths.com/timeline-of-mormon-thinking-about-homosexuality/]

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