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filthy
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Posted - 12/20/2004 :  03:08:45  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
...at least not at this late date, but was Abe Lincoln gay?
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A Republican hero, but was Abe Lincoln gay?

Paul Harris in New York
Sunday December 19, 2004
The Observer

It is news guaranteed to make many Republicans squirm. Was Abraham Lincoln, founder of the party now seeking a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in America, actually gay himself?

A new book, published next month, certainly thinks so. The Intimate World of Abraham Lincoln by C.A. Tripp produces evidence that one of America's greatest Presidents had a long-term relationship with a youthful friend, Joshua Speed, and shared his bed with David Derickson, captain of his bodyguards.

I expect this book to be greeted with snickering on the one hand and a furious silence on the other, for a while, at least. I'm looking forward to the Amazon.com reviews.


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Siberia
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Posted - 12/20/2004 :  06:17:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
I see this book on the banned list.
Hey, wouldn't surprise me.

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Wendy
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Posted - 12/20/2004 :  07:51:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Wendy a Yahoo! Message Send Wendy a Private Message
I would love to read this book. I'm sure if I do I will have to buy it. It will never come to my small Kentucky public library.

Like many, I have always admired Lincoln the man and the President. I had never before heard or read so much as a hint that he might have been a homosexual. Wouldn't that be great? What a kick in the head for all the homophobes!

I fear since the author is gay himself most people will blow this book off unread, assuming it is biased without doing the work to see if it really is.

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon.
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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
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Posted - 12/20/2004 :  08:13:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
I recall hearing, a few years back, some talk that he might have been, but I put it down to just more Triple K paranoia.

It will be fun to see what the reaction will be. The Klan's gonna love it.


"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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