Bride in Front-Page Gay Wedding Story Dies of Brain Cancer

A couple of weeks ago, the Laurel Leader-Call in Mississippi ran a front page story celebrating the first-ever gay wedding ceremony in the area (even if the marriage was not legally recognized):

There’s some sad news to report: The couple in the picture were Jessica Powell and Crystal Craven (in the hat) and, on Monday, Craven died from a brain tumor. She was only 34:

Powell said that, even though it was a sad decision to make, Crystal decided not to go through chemo again. She said: “Crystal told me that she was tired of hurting, tired of being sick and tired of fighting.”

Speaking of their wedding day, she said: “My vow to her was forever, not until death do us part.”

That’s true love.

And that’s a relationship many Christians think irreparably harms the institution of marriage.

If only every couple could be so lucky to cause that much damage.

(Thanks to Alan for the link)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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