The deadline for the “Marriage for a Lifetime” contest is next Friday. Applicant couples must be engaged… and saving themselves for marriage. If they enter, they could win $10,000. And flowers. And wedding invites. And “other bridal goodies.”
You might want to consider entering… so far, no one has applied.
The organizer, perhaps out of embarrassment, has decided to bend the rules a bit:
“Someone asked me, ‘Is anyone going to respond?’ ” said contest organizer Phillippia Faust, director of an abstinence education program for Rockdale, DeKalb and Newton counties. “In our society, it is going to be hard to find [a couple who has not had premarital sex]. … But the standard is the standard.”
Yet in a recent interview, Faust seemed inclined to relax the rules, saying couples engaging in sex can still qualify but they must acknowledge, “The right choice is probably not to have had done it.”
She will, however, draw the line at couples living together.
If you want to enter, one of you must live in a certain part of Georgia. A few other strings are attached, too. Like you can’t serve alcohol at the wedding.
(I wonder how Faust would know if the couple really has abstained from sex… or if they really do regret it.)
Oh… and, by the way, her contest — along with her pro-abstinence program that she preaches to schools year-round — is made possible by a $2,270,000 federal grant.
You might as well enter the contest. It’s your tax money paying for the prize.
(via Black Sun Journal)