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Drunkards Women Men Total 1630-1660 1 8 9 1661-1690 5 38 43 1691-1725 5 22 27 Total 11 68 79 Fornicators Women Men Couples Total 1630-1660 2 0 1 3 1661-1690 20 3 1 24 1691-1725 45 10 12 67 Total 67 13 14 94 Other Sexual Offenses (Includes lasciviousness, unclean and scandalous behavior, and adultery) Women Adultery Men Adultery Total 1630-1660 2 0 1 0 3 1661-1690 6 0 6 4 16 1691-1725 2 5 3 0 10 Total 10 5 10 4 29 Includes Congregations in: Dorchester, Boston First, Boston Second, Windsor, Salem, Wareham, Charlestown, Westfield, Roxbury, Salisbury.
Thus, gay people, fornicators, those who worship 'false gods' or anyone who engages in 'witchcraft' (among other things) would merit the death penalty.
Every level of government should statutorily and procedurally prefer married couples over cohabitators, homosexuals, or fornicators.
And in the background, instead of a forlorn group of catamites and fornicators caught among sharp-beaked birds, there's a troupe of Miaos sliding down a parrot-and-penguin slippery dip and frolicking in a pond.
Such surrender provides a beneficent contrast to the squalid, plebeian sex scenes that have preceded it: the sickly woman who's taken pills to induce an abortion; the unresponsive typist seduced and abandoned by her carbuncular assailant; the pathetic girl supine on the floor of a narrow canoe; the dreary Margate fornicators with broken fingernails and dirty hands.
15) The reference to "flames" recalls the disciplining sermon of the preacher from Josh's parents' church, who proclaims, "Know ye not that neither liars, nor adulterers, nor fornicators, nor murderers, nor the effeminate shall inherit the kingdom of God" because "they give over the natural use of their bodies for that which is unseemly" and thus "their inheritance" is "the lake of fire" (63-64).
If you examine their life--the carnal, the impudent, the fornicators, the simoniacs, the idolaters, [and such sort]--they think that this roaring of theirs, together with the rest of their hypocrisy and playacted scenes, is the worship of God.
But there you go-Women, gays, fornicators, drinkers and buyers of raffle tickets.
Alas, there is no convincing evidence that everyone in the world wants our democracy, even if we can reasonably assume that Pakistani women have no desire to be put to death as fornicators after being raped.
To indulge in Wally Shawn--like hyperbole, I would go so far as to say that the world would be a better, though not necessarily happier, place if all students, teachers, politicians, fornicators and watchers of Oprah put down their magazines, turned off their cell phones and TV sets, and read, reread, studied and discussed The Designated Mourner for the next year.
In Afghanistan under the Taliban, halftime entertainment at every soccer match was the butchering at centerfield of suspected fornicators, adulterers, and thieves.
Augustine argued that marriage was a necessary remedy against sin; and the church, in its regular prosecution of fornicators and adulterers held Christians to that standpoint.
So much for the best-laid plans of men, mice, and would-be fornicators.
It is only after we have read about the attacks on fornicators, and the frenzy of self-flagellation at what Aridjis describes as "whipping fairs," that we meet the beautiful and sane Isabel de la Vega.
9) that neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men, shall inherit the kingdom of God.