This Day in History May 19, 1897

By Ruth on May 19, 2014 in author, history
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Oscar Wilde
How much times have changed!  The Marquess had accused author/playwright Oscar Wilde of homosexuality (sodomy) involving her son, and he was ultimately imprisoned for this crime in 1895.  He experienced harsh living and labor, resulting in poor health.  On this date in 1897, Oscar Wilde was released from jail due to insufficient evidence.  I, for one, am extremely glad that homosexuality is no longer a crime.  However, I would appreciate more tolerance from the left regarding my Christian views.  Oscar Wilde was a great author in spite of (because of?) his personal life.  I remember fondly his Picture of Dorian Gray and The Importance of Being Earnest.  I am tired of celebrities “coming out of the closet.”  In fact, I am tired of hearing about the sex life of anyone!  Did you know that there are more important things than sex in this world?  Anyway, I’ll get off my soapbox. 

For more info:
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oscar-wilde-is-released-from-jail
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Wilde

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2 Comments

  1. Rita Wray May 19, 2014 Reply

    I agree with you. I am sick of hearing about it too. It must be a huge closet filled to the brim. lol

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      Ruth May 19, 2014 Reply

      That was a fabulous comment! Definitely an LOL moment!

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