While historians have examined dozens of reasons for the decline of the greatest empire the world had ever seen, homosexuality is not one of them.
“No historian is going to argue that debauchery brought about the end of the empire,” said Philip Matyszak, a historian and author with a doctorate in Roman history from Oxford University.
Actually, an easy read of the fall of Western Rome will raise the questions that it was actually the Christians which caused the fall… of course, the East survived for a while, so it wasn’t that.
So, no to the moral decline and no to the rise of Christianity (sorta opposite there)…
Of course, this will not stop the fear mongers amonst us from blaming various groups for the decline of Rome… or the United States.