South Korea court upholds 55-year jail-for-adultery law
SEOUL (Reuters) ‚Äď South Korea's highest court upheld on Thursday a decades-old adultery law that can send people to jail for having an extramarital affair that critics say is anachronistic and infringes on personal freedom.
The fourth appeal made to the Constitutional Court since 1989 was brought by the lawyers for a popular actress who was charged under the law when her TV personality husband filed a criminal complaint against her for having an affair with an opera singer.
"The legal clause does limit an individual's right to sexual freedom and the right to privacy, but does not violate the principle of forbidding excessive measure," the court said in an opinion overturning the appeal.
"This society's legal perception that adultery is damaging to the social order and infringes on another's right continues to be effective," the court said....
Moral turpitude, which adultery is, used to be a crime punishable by jail sentence in the United States as well. some things have not improved over the years. listen to the accent of sermon that Gil Rugh has, on adultery, Wise Men Live Out God's Wisdom
A lot of things "infringes on personal freedom" Just some examples,
I Corinthians 6:9: Or know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men, Hebrews 13:4: Let marriage be had in honor among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.
Christ is going to do a lot of infringing on freedoms in the future.