ChristianMingle promoting rape?!?

What exactly is ChristianMingle suggesting you do with her once you "find God's match for you?"

Comment by Strega on January 12, 2013 at 1:33pm

...because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days

Well, if I had to 'translate' this to modern day application, I'd say if a guy has sex with a girl and it's her first time, not only does he have to marry her, but divorce is entirely out of the question.  Of course this would mean there were no babies born out of wedlock, so I'm now rather shocked and upset that this religious instruction is not being adhered too.  Shame on you, Christians.

Comment by Stutz on January 12, 2013 at 9:20pm

I keep getting ChristianMingle adds on youtube. I think it's because of all the atheist sites I visit being lumped in with the subject of "religion" by Google's ad department. Anyone else getting lots of these?

Comment by Samuel Cheshire on January 12, 2013 at 9:46pm

Yeah I have often wondered why Christians don't follow the levitical law.  Paul talked about grace not nullifying the law but rather completing it.  Just like how the Jews created Yom kippur to avoid having to do blood sacrifices.  If they really felt their particular religious text was the unadulterated word of God then why do they not adhere to it?

Comment by Strega on January 12, 2013 at 9:54pm

Well, I think they might have to do a whole lot of "putting to death" to follow it exactly. 

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on January 12, 2013 at 10:45pm

Leviticus also mentions the penalty for cursing. Everyone who overhears must punch the potty-mouth in the head. Then the entire congregation must pelt him with stones until he is dead. This applies to natives and foreigners alike. 

God damn, that is one harsh penalty. I think I'd rather shack up with a virgin.

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"And the Israelite woman’s son blasphemed the name of the Lord and cursed; and so they brought him to Moses. Then they put him in custody that the mind of the Lord might be shown to them.

And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Take outside the camp him who has cursed; then let all who heard him lay their hands on his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

“Then you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Whoever curses his God shall bear his sin. And whoever blasphemes the name of the Lord shall surely be put to death. All the congregation shall certainly stone him, the stranger as well as him who is born in the land. When he blasphemes the name of the Lord, he shall be put to death." 

- Leviticus 24:11-15, King James Bible

Comment by kris feenstra on January 13, 2013 at 12:11am

I'm sure there are all sorts of awkward places those ads end up, but I have clicked through to the site before out of curiosity. I do wonder how conservative its values are. While I am not interested in creating an account, I have noted that the only available options are 'man seeking woman', and 'woman seeking man'. Right off the bat, this isn't a site for LGBT Christians (not that it needs to be).

They are promoting Eagle Forum Ministries which -- and I'm just going to lazily steal from the wikipedia entry this time -- promotes the following:

The Eagle Forum is involved primarily in conservative issues. The organization is opposed to the legalization of abortion, against international oversight from the United Nations or the International Criminal Court, supportive of English-only education in schools, supportive of women's role as "fulltime homemakers", and opposed to same-sex marriage. Circa 2006, Eagle Forum began preparations to fight the introduction of the amero Northern American currency. They support those saying Christopher Columbus is a hero. It has also been active in the anti-vaccination movement, particularly fighting mandatory hepatitis B vaccination requirements for newborn babies, and opposition to sex education in the public school system.

On its website, the Eagle Forum publishes a weekly column written by Phyllis Schlafly. Eagle Forum also opposes movements which would call for an Article V constitutional convention, stating that (based on the opinions of noted constitutional scholars such as former United States Supreme Court Justice Warren Berger) such a "con con" (its terminology) could not be limited in scope, and thus could draft a whole new Constitution which might be contrary to the desires of the convention callers.

Winners.

Comment by Ward Cressin on January 13, 2013 at 2:55am

I'm pretty sure Christian Mingle doesn't really pay attention to where their ads go.

The strangest place I saw one of their commercials was during the first airing of the movie "Deadgirl" on Chiller (cable channel). The description from IMDB: "Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die." She's a traditional movie zombie who the guys find and then have sex with. Nice Christian values: necrophilia. LOL

Comment by Donald S. Chase on January 13, 2013 at 5:59am

5 million members with a "pop" of 30 bucks a month. This website  is not concerned with morals or values. It's the bucks.

Comment by Marc on January 13, 2013 at 9:10am
I think the most enjoyable part of this passage is, as much as Christians like to distance themselves from Muslims, this is perfectly in line with the Sharia Law tenet to marry your rape victim and the legal concept in many Middle Easten countries that the rape charges can then be dropped if you do.
Comment by Carver Anderson on January 13, 2013 at 10:00am

Exactly Marc!  I'm always baffled when the same government officials who rail against the evils of Sharia law would happily post the 10 commandments in our courthouses.  The fact that there is almost no major difference between Sharia and OT laws never even occurs to them, mostly because most of them have never actually READ the OT in it's entirety :)

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