The case against the wife

Jack Webb, Dragnet

 

 

 

Prosecutor: I’m afraid it’s pretty cut and dried, ma’am. It’s black and white.

Do not deprive each other of sexual relations, unless you both agree to refrain from sexual intimacy for a limited time so you can give yourselves more completely to prayer. Afterward, you should come together again so that Satan won’t be able to tempt you because of your lack of self-control.  -1 Corinthians 7:5 New Living Translation (NLT)

You can see it right there, can’t you ma’am? You have no excuse not to meet your husband’s sexual needs. It’s no less than fraud. And it’s a biblical command.

Enter Counsel

Perry Mason

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defense Attorney (counsel): Let’s see. Your honor, I call to the stand…Mr. Husband.

Perry Mason calls husband to witness stand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr. Husband, please read to me this passage from your scriptures- I believe they are red-letter words, the words of Jesus himself. Found in the Gospel of Luke.

Jesus answered them, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

Mr. Husband, have you done this without error?

No?

How about this one, from Ephesians 5: ‘Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.’

No? But both are commands, are they not?

Well then, your honor. It is apparent here that this man has attempted to throw the good book at his wife. Yet by his own admission, he has not kept the commands either, and therefore is no less guilty than her. Both can be sentenced. Or perhaps the husband would reconsider his demands.

 

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