In the old days, an adulterous woman (or man) might get stoned after sex. I don’t mean smoking pot; it means being executed in public, in a fashion where the whole community can participate.
I don’t think this is such a good idea today. But, it is worth remembering that some societies went to this extent to keep marriages and families from disintegrating. I wonder what happened that made them decide this was necessary?
Leviticus 20:10 – And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death.
Deuteronomy 22:22 – If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.
Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
It is worth noting that Jesus himself thought this was a bit much.
And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
This is a funny episode, because the woman says that she has no accusers. She might be innocent. She was brought by the “scribes and Pharisees,” who are basically the agents of Satan. It sounds like they were playing a little trick on Jesus.
Even as late as the mid-19th century, sodomy was punishable by death in Britain. Here is British law on adultery:
Today, an adulterous woman can simply kick an honest man out of his house, take his children, and force him to pay her a monthly check for the next 15 years while she bangs a series of fuckboys, all the while receiving praise from all corners (even the pulpit!) about how “brave” and “empowered” she is, and how it was all really her husband’s fault.