Saint Justin Martyr (sec. I)…


…judges Francis’ idea on reforming the Church

  • Herds of children are reared to make shameful use of them

And as the ancients are said to have reared herds of oxen, or goats, or sheep, or grazing horses, so now we see you rear children only for this shameful use; and for this pollution a multitude of females and hermaphrodites, and those who commit unmentionable iniquities, are found in every nation. And you receive the hire of these, and duty and taxes from them, whom you ought to exterminate from your realm. […] And there are some who prostitute even their own children and wives, and some are openly mutilated for the purpose of sodomy. (Saint Justin Martyr. First Apology, Ch. 27)

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