Sunday, November 30, 2008

Couple's First Kiss Is Strange News

This headline showed up in the AP Top Strange News category of my Google Reader...
Chicago couple wait for first kiss at the altar
amidst other headlines such as...
Ill. zoo creates ornaments from reindeer droppings
Man recovering after being shot by his dog
so of course I was intrigued.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Won't kiss on the first date? How about waiting until marriage?
Chicagoans Melody LaLuz and Claudaniel Fabien shared their first kiss Saturday at the altar. The two teach abstinence at the city's public schools and practiced what they preached to their teenage students.

The Chicago Tribune reports that the couple had never kissed and that they had never been alone together in a house.

A friend of LaLuz says wedding guests cheered and stomped during the two-minute smooch between the 28-year-old bride and the 30-year-old groom.
LaLuz and Fabien say they have no worries about how they will spend their honeymoon in the Bahamas.

Strange? Well, these days, yes. But strange as in not common, not strange as in there is something wrong with it strange. And the fact that they are practicing what the preach to their students makes it an even more refreshing story. Here is what the bride had to say before the wedding
Yes, they've heard "test drive the car before you buy," but LaLuz has her own analogy.
"You can't take the car out of the parking lot until you pay for it," she said.

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