Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Cheaters Never Prosper?

Today, my friend's facebook status contained a provision from the South Carolina Code of Laws:
SECTION 16-15-60. Adultery or fornication: "Any man or woman who shall be guilty of the crime of adultery or fornication shall be liable to indictment and, on conviction, shall be severally punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or imprisonment for not less than six months nor more than one year or by both fine and imprisonment..."
This was of course, in response to the bizarre news of South Carolina Governor's disappearance and affair. (Helen S.: I share your pain about unfaithful politicians. I guess infidelity is one thing that is bipartisan)

Although only half of the states still have adultery laws, could you imagine if those states actually chose to prosecute adulterers? We could cover budget deficits and solve economic woes through the cheaters' fines! Unfortunately, adultery is not a crime in California but you can sign this petition to make it one.

Seriously though. Doesn't it seem like there is more infidelity everywhere? I do not know if I read more news, the news has become obsessed with it, or there is more cheating going on, but it seems like an epidemic. From politicians to parents in the towns where we grew up to our own friends. It is just all very sad, especially when there are kids involved. Jon and Kate + 8 used to our Monday night fixture but my roommate and I have not wanted to watch it at all this season.

If we're going to talk about sanctity of marriage, can we start here?

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