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adultery

Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not the legal spouse. For good reasons, adultery has generally been condemned. It has ethical, theological and legal implications. In some cultures adultery still carries a death penalty.
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The provisions say the "implementation of stoning shall take place in public in a predetermined location." If the adulterer or adulteress is unmarried, the sentence shall be whipping 100 lashes.
MANILA -- "Majority" in the Senate are alleged "adulterers," Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago said on Friday.
THOUGH THE LITANY OF HIGH-PROFILE ADULTERERS SEEMS longer than a presidential campaign season, a few of these scandalous bad boys have managed to rise above (more like below) the larger pack of sinners, offering particularly striking examples of stupid behavior.
"He was also an adulterer who deserted a wife with two small children leaving them with just pounds 17.
The court heard that Chenery-Wickens was a serial adulterer who had a number of affairs behind his wife's back during their 11-year marriage.
After the adulterer ran away, the man tried to strangle his wife with his hands before picking up a piece of cloth and strangling her again until she died.
"If the innocent partner seeks marriage later on, the Church permits his/her to do so, but never allows the adulterer to remarry.
The passage that says "in this world" does not specify how, whereas the Koran in general is very specific about punishments: if one robs, one's hand must be amputated; if one is an adulterer, one is punished with 100 lashes, etc.
It reminds me of those who would describe an adulterer as an immoral person.
But God chose Israel, a wandering people in search of a homeland; God chose Moses, who couldn't speak clearly; God chose David, a conniving adulterer; God chose a manger in Bethlehem, a band of ignorant, smelly fishermen, with a tax collector thrown in for good measure; God chose a bloody cross on a hill outside the city as the ultimate "Means of Grace." God chose a troubled Augustinian monk who could find no peace, teaching at a struggling university, to reform and renew the church.
They assume she has another man in her life, but it's her husband who is the adulterer. Then Jim becomes Zanny's secret e-mail admirer, because he can write his love although he cannot speak it.
Kobe admits, "I am an adulterer, but not an abuser."