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Toronto Honors Gay Magistrate Exiled for Sexual Abuse!

 
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 9:02 pm    Post subject: Toronto Honors Gay Magistrate Exiled for Sexual Abuse! Reply with quote

This is just too damn funny! Are Toronto and the CBC not politically correct, or what? Laughing


The CBC wrote:






Sculpture honours gay magistrate from 1800s
CBC News


TORONTO - A bronze sculpture of one of the country's first openly homosexual public figures has been unveiled in Toronto's gay village. Hundreds of people attended a parade and ceremony on Saturday to honour Alexander Wood, a 19th-century magistrate who owned land in what has become the city's gay neighbourhood.


Wood emigrated from Scotland and travelled to Toronto, then known as York, in the late 1700s. He became a prominent merchant and was appointed as a magistrate in 1800. However, he was driven out of the country a decade later over allegations that arose while he was investigating a rape.


"He had a woman who showed up before him who complained of a rape and said she had scratched the genitals of a young militiaman," O'Connor said. "As the magistrate, being overzealous I suppose, he decided he would go to Fort York and personally inspect some of the genitals of these young militiamen."
(my emphasis -- MOS)


Several of the young soldiers accused him of fondling them and Wood was given the choice of facing sodomy charges or leaving Upper Canada. He returned to Scotland.


http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/05/28/wood-statue-050528.html



Talk about getting a handle on your work! ROTFLMAO!!!!! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Several of the young soldiers accused him of fondling them and Wood was given the choice of facing sodomy charges or leaving Upper Canada. He returned to Scotland.


Now why would the gay community intentionally overlook such an unsavory aspect of his character?
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beats me...

...pardon the expression! Laughing
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