The underlying question which we propose to consider is this: Has the trait of chastity any such definite correlation with that of veracity that courts are justified in using the former as a criterion of the latter? It must be apparent from even a brief survey of the decisions in this field, and the reasons given therefor, that on this question the courts are swayed far more than ordinarily by their emotional reactions. Buttressed with sentiments that cannot fail to stir the heart of the male in any monogamous community and riveted with references to religion as well as the laws of society, the dogma that chastity and veracity are mutually interdependent has marched down the years and turned every witness box it touched into a "slaughter-house of reputations."