castrating our boys for a pretty song

castrato cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

The church, like all institutions are tempted, will harm people in order to achieve its goals. Have you heard of the castrato? It is a man who was castrated before he reached puberty in order to keep that special high voice unique for boys in church choirs. As an adult, now with unusual lung capacity due to elongated bones and ribs from the lack of testosterone, as well as intensive training, the voice of the castrato is incomparable. You can read its history here, and even hear a recording … [Read more...]


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