For those of you who missed this last week, here’s the item as reported in the Daily Telegraph (Australia):
December 02, 2008 12:00am
WON’T kiss on the first date? How about waiting until marriage?
Melody LaLuz and Claudaniel Fabien, of Chicago, in the US, shared their first kiss yesterday at the altar.
The two teach abstinence at the city’s public schools and practiced what they preached to their teenage students.
The couple had never kissed and that they had never been alone together in a house, the Chicago Tribune reports.
A friend of LaLuz says wedding guests cheered and stomped during the two-minute smooch between the 28-year-old bride and the 30-year-old groom at the altar.
Who could blame them.
And LaLuz and Fabien say they have no worries about how they will spend their honeymoon in the Bahamas.
I thought that this was a joke when I’d first heard it on the radio last week. But after giving this some thought, I’ve decided that I’m fine with the idea. Hey, if other people want to abstain before marriage, that’s great – as long as they don’t expect me to do the same.
Yes, I’m aware that there’s some irony here. The key, though, is the word “expect.”
I’ve heard several people – all of them women – talk about how “sweet” and “romantic” the situation is. I should point out that none of these women waited, and I happen to know that several of them probably would not have waited if you paid them.
Sometimes our culture is just so screwed up about this whole sexuality thing, you know?