Self-Absorbed Man Hi-Jacks Wedding Ceremony

Self-Absorbed Man Hi-Jacks Wedding Ceremony

There goes the stereotypical evangelical Christian propaganda that the reason you’re still single past the age of 30 is because you’re still too (insert one or more: selfish, immoral, irresponsible, immature, ugly) to get a spouse, and God won’t send you one ’til you get your stuff together.

Forget that. The idiot in this following story was proposing marriage to someone…

(Link): Self-Absorbed Man Hi-Jacks Wedding Ceremony

The Internet is (Link): straight-up livid about this egregious wedding etiquette offense, and you will be too.

A recent bride wrote in to (Link): Slate’s advice columnist Dear Prudence (a.k.a. Mallory Ortberg) about “John” ― her huband’s best friend, best man, and wedding officiant ― who had the audacity to propose to his longtime girlfriend and announce their pregnancy DURING the ceremony.

On top of that, “John” ― not his real name ― found other ways to make the rest of the day about him and his fiancée “Jane.” The bride explained:

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Vietnam man, 44, stabs a wedding guest to death after he was booed off stage during a tragic karaoke performance

Vietnam man, 44, stabs a wedding guest to death after he was booed off stage during a tragic karaoke performance

I guess they take their karaoke real serious over there.

(Link):  Vietnam man, 44, stabs a wedding guest to death after he was booed off stage during a tragic karaoke performance

May 25, 2017

  • Nguyen Ngoc Diep, 44, was singing at wedding in southern Vietnam on Thursday
  • He was furious when a guest mocked his singing and stole his microphone
  • Diep began brawling with the guest, who ended up seriously injured in hospital
  • Attacker then stabbed another guest Le Hong An, 35, when he tried to stop him 
  • Diep has been arrested since going on the horrific rampage, local media said

A man at a wedding in Vietnam stabbed a fellow guest to death and seriously injured another after he was booed off stage during a karaoke performance.

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Church Weddings Hit Historic Low; Priest Says Some Avoid Church Due to Judging (UK-based news)

Church Weddings Hit Historic Low; Priest Says Some Avoid Church Due to Judging (UK-based news)

(Link):   Anglican church weddings reach record low

March 2017

The number of couples choosing to get married in an Anglican church in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level ever.

(Link): Church Weddings Hit Historic Low; Priest Says Some Avoid Church Due to Judging by S. Zaimov

The number of Anglican church weddings in England and Wales has fallen to a historical low, with more people choosing to have civil weddings, statistics show.

…Overall, among all opposite sex marriages in the two countries, only 28 percent were religious ceremonies.

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Ex-Actor Sentenced to Death After Being Found Guilty of Killing Two People to Raise Money for his Wedding

Ex-Actor Sentenced to Death After Being Found Guilty of Killing Two People to Raise Money for his Wedding

Pretty extreme – killing people to finance your own wedding.

(Link): Ex-Actor Sentenced to Death After Being Found Gilty of Killing Two People to Raise Money for his Wedding

Excerpts

BY BLAKE BAKKILA

(Link): Daniel Wozniak has been sentenced to death for the murders of his neighbor and his neighbor’s friend, according to a press release from the Orange County district attorney’s office.

The California theater actor, 31, killed his neighbor, 26-year-old Army veteran Sam Herr, and Herr’s friend Juri “Julie” Kibuishi in 2010 as part of a ploy to clean out Herr’s $62,000 savings so he could pay for his (Link): upcoming wedding to his actress fiancée Rachel Buffett.
On Friday, Orange County Superior Court Judge John Conley ruled against Wozniak’s public defender Scott Sanders’ motion for a new trial and against another motion to dismiss the death penalty, according to the (Link): Los Angeles Times

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Salvation Army Bans Duggar / Quivering Cult’s ‘Retreat’ (Called ‘Get Them Married’) that Promoted Arranged Marriages for Teen Girls – Quivering Advocates Are Anti-Adult Singleness and Anti-Celibacy

Salvation Army Bans Duggar / Quivering Cult’s ‘Retreat’ (Called ‘Get Them Married’) that Promoted Arranged Marriages for Teen Girls – Quivering Advocates Are Anti-Adult Singleness and Anti-Celibacy 

Before I present you with the links to the news reports about this story (which are much farther down the page), I wanted to make some introductory comments in general, and a few specific comments refuting a few points from a pro-Quivering page about celibacy.

In regards to the specific news story I am blogging about today, this Quivering group is completely overlooking Apostle Paul’s comments in (Link): 1 Corinthians 7 that it is better for people to remain single than it is to marry – and Paul does not say that this teaching is in regards only to “a few,” or only a “minority” of people.

The Bible nowhere states that marriage is “a norm,” or that God expects or wants all, or most, people to marry.

It just so happens that in other cultures thousands of years ago, most people did happen to marry – one should not deduce from this cultural situation that God supported it or wanted it to be so. It just was what it was.

If the Bible said that all or most ancient Jews painted their bodies green once a year and balanced weasels on their heads while jumping up and down on a watermelon one week out of a year, one should not assume from this that

  • 1. God created that cultural practice and/or that
  • 2. God wanted Americans in the year 2016 to practice these things as well.

The Quivering group’s position on marriage, celibacy, and singleness is unbiblical, not to mention disturbing.

According to this article (linked to much farther below), the Quivering group was going to call this event, (where they set up marriages for little girls to marry), “Get Them Married.”

Why not have an event called, per 1 Corinthians 7, “It Is Better To Stay Unmarried”?

Am I opposed to marriage? No.

Is the God of the Bible against marriage? No.

But the Bible does not say that being married is better or more holy for girls, women, or culture, than being single, but a lot of Christian groups, and these wacky Christian cults, insist otherwise.

Christians need to do a better job of recognizing adult singleness and celibacy as legitimate, godly, biblical lifestyles and choices for all persons (and not only meant for a small minority of people who were supposedly “gifted” with it), instead of promoting marriage and natalism as the only legitimate avenues or as ways of fixing culture, the nation, or as pleasing God.

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The Decisive Marriage – Study Says Couples Who Don’t Have Pre-Marital Sex, or Not Much or Not Many Sexual Partners Pre-Marriage, Have Better Quality or Longer Lasting Marriages

 
This study will probably anger the left wing, secular feminists and progressive Christians who think any and all sex should be guilt free, shame free, and that “virginity” is silly (yes, really, Salon’s left wing feminist Marcotte recently argued that very thing, click here to read my response to her).
 
  • 53% of women who had slept only with husband felt satisfied in marriage
  • Dropped to 42% if woman had more than 2 partners and 22% if more than 10
  • Sex with many different partners ‘may be risky’ if wanting a happy marriage
  • Those with more partners struggled because they are aware of alternatives 
  • Women who have several sexual partners before getting married have less happy marriages – but men do no harm by playing the field, a study has found.

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Bachelor Party Participants Finds Dead Body in RV

Bachelor Party Finds Dead Body in RV

(Link): Derby-bound bachelor party road trip ruined after pals find dead body in rented RV

(Link): Bachelor party headed to Kentucky Derby finds dead body in RV

(Link): Body Found in RV Rented for Bachelor Party

    By: Megan Stewart
    A group of men who rented an RV for a bachelor party discovered a dead body on board when they stopped in Winona Thursday night.

    Dan Trainor of Rochester and his five friends were on their way to the Kentucky Derby when they discovered the body lodged in an exterior storage compartment.

    The men, who are in their mid-20s, rented the RV from an individual in Anoka County whom Trainor called “a friend of a friend of a friend.” They left from Minneapolis and picked up Trainor on their way down.
    Trainor said they stopped in Winona to see his dad and that’s when they discovered the body.

    “I opened it up and I saw two legs and they’re bruised or decomposing,” Trainor said.

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Related:

(Link): Georgia bride dies hours after wedding in car crash with newlywed husband – who could be charged

(Link): Groom Gets Killed by Car Hours After Marrying

Church allows nude worship because ‘Jesus was crucified naked’

Church allows nude worship because ‘Jesus was crucified naked’

I’m pretty sure Jesus’ nudity was part of the shame and humiliation he felt while on the cross and was not something intended to be emulated by His followers, anymore than God meant for Christians to go around wearing a crown of thorns on their heads.

Pertinent verses and passages:

Genesis 3:

    He [Adam] answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”

    11 And he [God] said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

    21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.

And, from the Old Testament, God said he did not want to see the bits and pieces of male priests as they walked up the stairs in the temple, hence:
Exodus 28: 42, 43

    42 “Make linen undergarments as a covering for the body, reaching from the waist to the thigh.
    43 Aaron and his sons must wear them whenever they enter the tent of meeting or approach the altar to minister in the Holy Place, so that they will not incur guilt and die.

(Link): SEE IT: Virginia congregation worships in the nude

    Parishioners of the White Tail Chapel in Southampton don various levels of dress during sermons conducted by Pastor Allen Parker in an attempt to bare their souls to Christ.

(Link): Church congregation in Va. worships nude

Church Where Clothing Is Optional
Church Where Clothing Is Optional

(Link): Nude Church In Virginia, White Tail Chapel, Invites You To Bare More Than Your Naked Soul (NSFW)

(Link): Church allows nude worship because ‘Jesus was crucified naked’

    [Photo caption under wedding photo on the page]:

    Marriage: The White Tail Chapel even hosts naked weddings. One couple to opt for the nude service were Robert and Katie Church

    Congregation at White Tail Chapel, Virginia attend church while in the nude

    Pastor Allen Parker says the idea is to ‘equalise’ everybody in front of God

    Church leader claims Jesus was naked at Bible’s most important moments

    Chapel even hosts naked weddings, with families encouraged to strip off

    A church in the US state of Virginia has taken the bizarre decision to allow its congregation to attend services in the nude.

    Pastor Allen Parker, the leader of White Tail Chapel in the town of Southampton, said he came to the decision to allow naked worship after concluding the clothing requirements of other churches were overly ‘pretentious’, and decided his own flock should be free to forgo such materialism if they desire.

    He believes he is in good company too, claiming many of the most important moments in the Bible happened while the protagonists were nude, including Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

I don’t find this sort of deviancy surprising in churches, given the following:

Georgia bride dies hours after wedding in car crash with newlywed husband – who could be charged

Georgia bride dies hours after wedding in car crash with newlywed husband – who could be charged

This is similar to another news story I posted about two weeks ago, about a guy who was killed HOURS after his wedding when he pulled off the road to help a lady with a flat tire.

(Link): Georgia bride dies hours after wedding in car crash with newlywed husband – who could be charged

    Kali Dobson, 25, was in the passenger seat as her husband, 27-year-old Ryan Quinton, drove a Pontiac Firebird away from their wedding reception in Ball Ground on Sunday. Suddenly, Quinton lost control and drove off the road. Dobson died after she was ejected from the car. Quinton could be charged if blood tests show he had alcohol in his system.

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Related posts, this blog:

(Link): Groom Gets Killed by Car Hours After Marrying

(Link): Groom Finds Bride Dead Morning After their Wedding

(Link): Bachelor Party Participants Finds Dead Body in RV

(Link): Newlywed Husband and Wife Die in Head-on Collision With Each Other

Wienermobile serves as Cinderella’s carriage at wedding

Wienermobile serves as Cinderella’s carriage at wedding

(Link): Wienermobile serves as Cinderella’s carriage at wedding

    But newlyweds Erin Lounsberry and Jason Platt would not have been happy with anything less than the carriage for which they have been lobbying since September to carry them from their wedding at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport to their reception at Black Hawk State Historic Site in Rock Island.

    Yes, it was Oscar Mayer’s Wienermobile, decked out with a sign on the back that said, “Just Linked,” and pulling a chain of empty ketchup and mustard bottles instead of the traditional tin cans.

    Lounsberry has a bit of an obsession with the red and yellow Wienermobile. Platt said he was aware of the obsession. “I’ve known her 17 years and I’ve seen her obsession,” he said.

Groom Forgets Bride at Gas Station On Way Home from Honeymoon

Groom Forgets Bride at Gas Station On Way Home from Honeymoon

(Link): Groom Forgets Bride at Gas Station On Way Home from Honeymoon

    A newly married man picked the worst possible time to forget his blushing bride at a filthy gas station in the middle of highway: (Link): On the way back from their honeymoon

    The German couple were driving home from celebrating their just-tied knots in France when they stopped near the central German town of Bad Hersfeld to gas up their van.

    The woman, who had been napping in the backseat, got out to use the station’s facilities — a fact her husband was apparently not made aware off until he got back in the car and drove 200 kilometers (125 miles) away.

    “My first reaction was ‘is he daft’? I had no money or telephone with me,” the bride later told a radio station.

    She did eventually manage to contact the local police, as did the groom. Two-and-a-half hours later.

    He was informed that his wife was waiting to be picked up. At the gas station. Where he left her. All alone.

Entitled Controlling Bridezilla Makes Outrageous Picky Demands of Her Bridesmades

Entitled Controlling Bridezilla Makes Outrageous Picky Demands of Her Bridesmades

A bride to be sends out a series of incredibly obnoxious e-mails.

I have to wonder about demanding, petty bitches like this who get husbands, but much nicer women can’t even get a date. Other people in the comments wondered the same thing and surmised she is either super model quality in the looks dept, or she comes from a crazy wealthy family.

(Link): This Terrifying Bride Is Only Joking Except When She’s Not

I am only going to reproduce the first few e-mails this Bridezilla sent to her friends. If you want to see all of her amazingly entitled, bratty e-mails, please click the link above.

Excerpts:

    Everyone has a friend—a terrifying, beautiful friend—who wields humor the way ranchers wield cattle prods; who jokes, and teases, and Just kidding!s her underlings (“BFFs!”) toward the cliff-edge of nervous breakdown; whose sadism is impossible to fight against because it’s just a joke, why can’t you take a joke? Sometimes, that friend gets married.

    The following emails were forwarded to us by a bridesmaid still dazed from her six-month tour in the war zone of her gal pal’s elegant destination wedding. They are a master class in the joking-but-not-joking-seriously-DON’T-cut-your-hair-without-my-permission style of friend management, where every “jest” (no bridesmaids were actually force-fed protein shakes to gain weight) is counteracted by a very real “offense” (one bridesmaid was asked to take diet pills).

    All identifying information has been changed; emphasized words and phrases appear as they did in the correspondence (though we have swapped the fluorescent pink of the original text for a more subdued black). So sit back, pop a diet pill because you’re fat, and then pop a chill pill because can’t you take a joke, fattie? Jeez.

The emails from the Bridezilla, this is E-Mail 1:

    Welcome to my bridal party. I thought today would be a great day to start this chain, as it is officially six months until my wedding day.

    I just wanted to go over some ground rules.

    1. Weigh-ins will begin in 3 weeks. I for one would really like some time after Thanksgiving to make my body forget about what it consumed, so I thought I would give you guys some cushion room

    2. No-one can be skinner than the bride. That means Kelly and Lizzie will be on a protein weight gainer diet exclusively until May. I will have the nutritionist call you to discuss diet plans.

    3. Bed times leading up to the wedding will be strictly enforced. I absolutely cannot have you all have saggy, baggy eyes. I am sure you all understand.

    4. Swimwear attire: I would like everyone to wear matching bikinis that have rhinestones on the tushie spelling out “maids,” which brings me to my next point.

    5. All bikinis leading up to the wedding must be strapless bandeaus. I cannot have terrible tan lines in strapless dresses.

    6. Sunscreen: We need to make sure you ladies look lovely and radiant and not red and reptile like. Pack accordingly.

    7. Speeches: We all know what happened at Taylor’s wedding. So if you plan to make a toast, please submit it for approval and revision, no later than 4 weeks prior to the wedding.

    8. Hair cuts: If you plan on chopping off your locks, please submit your proposed new look prior to any actions (this applies to coloring as well).

    9. Attendance: is strongly requested at all events but I will make some exceptions on a case by case basis.

    10. Ink: Consider this a moratorium on future tattoos until June 5th. Those of you with visible artwork will be privately contacted with (temporary) removal instructions.

    Thank you for your time and consideration. Should everyone abide by these minor requests, I am sure we will all have a memorable weekend.

    Just kidding bitches, well, sorta. love you all,

    [The Bride]

E-Mail 2

    Girls,

    It has been brought to my attention (picture proof) that one of my Maids is in violation of Rule 8 of the Bridal Party Contract. Rule 8 clearly stipulates that “If you plan on chopping off your locks, please submit your proposed new look prior to any actions (this applies to coloring as well).”

    While I am sure this was a minor oversight by my bad little bee, I would like to remind everyone of the ramifications of violating any of the aforementioned rules. Failure to adhere to my commandments, can result in Bridalparty banishment!

    I would appreciate a call from the hair-color-changing culprit immediately, with a proposed remedy by the end of the day.

    Respectfully yours.

    The Queen Bee

E-mail 6,

    Hello my workout bees,

    I was thinking that we should start a daily google docs, where everyone can update in real time their daily calorie content. Due to exams, I have not been the very best at requesting our weekly weigh-ins but thought the food calculator would be a great way for me to monitor everyone’s caloric in take. Thoughts?

    I hope everyone is doing well. Also, there will be a prize to the most obedient wedding bee 🙂 Kinda like an incentive.

    Love you all & and see you all in 17 days!!!

Weddings get too costly — for guests (article)

Weddings get too costly — for guests

(Link): Weddings get too costly — for guests

    Aug 4, 2013

    43% say they’ve declined invitations because of the expense

    Throwing a wedding costs a fortune. Going to one isn’t a bargain either. As guests struggle to afford to attend, the bride and the groom both could end up left at the altar, a new survey suggests.

    As the cost of attending weddings increases, so does the volume of RSVPs marked “Declines with regret.” Some 43% of Americans say they’ve declined to attend a wedding for financial reasons, according to a new poll by the American of Consumer Credit Counseling.

    The average cost of attending a wedding — including expenses like hotel stays, bachelor and bachelorette parties, child care, and party attire — reached roughly $539 this year, up 60% from 2012, according to an American Express survey.

    Of course, that pales in comparison to the cost of hosting a wedding: $28,400 on average last year, according to wedding website TheKnot.com.

    Even so, the pressure to attend the wedding of a close friend or family member can be so strong that guests will go into debt to be there: 36% of people say they’ve gone into debt to attend a friend’s wedding, according to the American Consumer Credit Counseling, a non-profit financial advisory in Auburndale, Mass.

    …There can be significant consequences, whether you decide to go or not. Mary Kate O Flanagan, a screenwriter who splits her time between Dublin and Los Angeles, turned down an invitation in Italy because of the $1,000 cost of airfare and accommodations. The friend didn’t speak to her for years, she says.

    On the other hand, Christopher Taylor-Edwards, a digital strategies manager at a New York-based non-profit, once decided to attend an out-of-state wedding because he was in the wedding party. The couple appreciated it. His former employer? Not so much. “It got me fired from my job,” he says.