The Golden Legend, version of Caxton

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The Golden Legend ( Legenda Aurea in Latin), was the standard Medieval collection of the lives of the Saints. It was, of course, one of the most important books, and thus printed by William Caxton, the first printer of books in English.

Here is the passage on the Nativity:

The part about the fortuitous death of all the Sodomites on Christmas Eve, and how gays nearly brought a halt to the Incarnation altogether, has since been removed from the literature of our people, of course. You probably didn't hear that at Midnight Mass.​