posted on Sep, 16 2007 @ 06:03 AM
I have seen a lot of weird and disturbing things in my years on the internet but this is right up there with some of the worst.
Marry Our Daughter
is a website where parents put their daughters up for sale (some as young as 13) to men on the
internet. All defended by the bible.
some quotes from the website:
Marry Our Daughter is an introduction service assisting those following the Biblical tradition of arranging marriages for their Daughters.
Q: IS YOUR SERVICE LEGAL? A: Absolutely. Within the United States girls can marry as young as 13 years old with parental permission, and the Bride
Price is a custom of long standing, mentioned many times in the Bible, and as such is a protected religious practice.
Some of the disturbing testimonials:
"At first we were worried that Janine was too young to get married, but then her new husband bought her a house and a car and jewelry and the money
we got let us buy a house for ourselves. Getting out of the trailer park at our age was the best thing that ever happened to us, and it’s all
thanks to Marry Our Daughter!"
“I was SO scared getting married so young, but my husband is an okay guy and I am SO proud that because of me my parents were able to get their
first brand-new car and take the trip they always wanted to. I couldn’t have done it without your site!"
“Our 15 year old daughter Mary wasn’t very popular and did nothing but mope around the house bringing everybody down, so we decided to marry her
off through your site. Now our house is a lot cheerier and we love our new swimming pool and Jaccuzi! We’ve told our youngest that when she turns
15 we’re going to marry her off too!"
A couple sold their daughter off so they could have a HOLIDAY?! This is sick.
When I first saw this site I thought it HAD to be a joke, but I can't find anything that says it is. If you do then please, by all means, show me.
Does anyone else think that these people putting their daughters up for sale to strangers on the internet at such a young age and all in the name of
the bible as disturbing as my friends and I do?