Plymouth ColonyThat’s hot. And who was this “witness” by the way. Clearly if he’s telling on them, he has the 1637 version of Gay Shame.
1637, August 6
John Alexander & Thomas Roberts were both examined and found guilty of lewd behavior and unclean carriage one with another, by often spending their seed on upon another, which was proved both by witness & their own confession...
It goes on:
...the said Alexander [was] found to have been formerly notoriously guilty that way, and seeking to allure others thereunto.So...this guy goes around all day telling men to come over by him and then “spends his seed upon” them? We imagine the convo to have gone something like this:
Notorious John: Oh William! Come hither! I haveth something to show thee!”And it took until 2003 to get these laws overturned. America.
William: Pray, I shall.
Notorious John: Isn’t this just divine? God hath not created a finer...O...M...G...UHHHH.
William: OH MY PURITAN LORD! MY EYE!!!