> > > Mr Sinister comes from an era in English history where homosexuality was well known among the educated classes, although taboo to discuss. So is Elias Bogan, founder of the Hellfire Club.
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> > This really bites me. You are saying Sinister is gay because of this fantasy? So if he's probably gay, then stats wise over 50% of the British male population was gay at this time!?!?
> > Do not try to force your misguided assumptions on Brits.
> I believe s/he was referring to the upper educated classes, which was most certainly not fifty percent of the British male population. So perhaps you should try to not force your misunderstanding of the original point on your own manifest homophobia.
No. I am certainly not homophobic and I do not accept your insult as a defence. Even 'giving him the benefit of the doubt' He is still saying that over 50% of that region were homosexual. I find it offensive that people try to sterotype Brits, just as you might find it offensive if Americans were all labelled fat and stupid.
History lessons given by Merchant-Ivory can be fun, can't they?