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John Boswell (1947–1994) was a prominent moonbat pseudohistory promoter who advanced the controversial theory in the early 1990s that homosexuality was accepted and even recognized by the medieval Church. According to Boswell (himself an openly gay Roman Catholic), the homophobic attitudes which characterize modern Christianity did not surface in the West until the late Middle Ages, around the time when the Black Death and other disasters caused a major societal upheaval. This theory has been widely discussed especially among liberal Christians who want to have their cake and eat it too (despite the Bible clearly denouncing homosexuality). However, medievalist historians have roundly criticized Boswell for twisting evidence to fit his preconceived wishful thinking.