A Wiltshire man has gone on the run in Thailand after being sentenced to jail in the Philippines for breaking the country's strict adultery laws. David Scott, who fled to Thailand with his Filipina partner Cynthia Delfino, was facing a nine year prison sentence. Cynthia Delfino had separated from her husband when she met David Scott and they now have a baby daughter, Janina. South Swindon MP, Anne Snelgrove, said he had grounds for a compassionate case and is helping him to get visas. Under Philippine law it is illegal to have a relationship with a married man or woman, even if they are separated.
Nine years, eh ? It's illegal in Korea too. (And in Islamic countries, where the penalties can include death by stoning - as they did in New Testament Israel). I'm pretty sure it would have been illegal in Commonwealth days, too (apparently a capital offence under Cromwell).
While the Puritans appeared to take a loose position on fornication they severely punished adultery and they executed homosexuals.
I said the Taleban were modern Puritans !