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I don't usually read the Washington Post. But I had a very early morning dropping my daughter off at the airport on the way to El Salvador for a mission trip with project FIAT and stopped for breakfast. At McDonalds I picked up a discarded copy of today's Post. On the front page is a story entitled "A 'God-written' marriage" that tells a touching story about an Alabama couple's nuptials. The story seems to want the reader to, I don't know what, feel sorry for this poor couple that gays can marry just like them?

It is an awful piece of "journalism" that takes us through some sort of tension between the DOMA decision and this couple's wedding.  

And so, three days after the U.S. Supreme Court legally bolstered same-sex marriage and at a time when a majority of Americans accept the idea, a wedding was underway among people who do not.
What on earth does that have to do with the price of rice in Tokyo?

The whole article is like that.

The question I'd like to ask this family is "how exactly does my marriage, or my brother's marriage, or his twin's 3 marriages have any bearing on the two of you?" While the reporter seems to want us to understand that these people feel threatened, it is clear to me that its just bigotry that has been dressed up as "traditional values," and we're supposed to somehow feel bad for these people?

The whole story really is incoherent, but what it's doing on the front page of the Washington Post is even harder to understand.

I wish a happy marriage on the happy couple, I also hope they concern themselves with making their marriage work and not judge their happiness by the happiness (or denied happiness) of other couples.

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