A man in Wheaton, Illinois recently took out an advert in Christianity Today, looking for a man to marry his 26-year-old virgin daughter. The advert was awkwardly placed in the jobs section of the Evangelical magazine and says that a church elder is looking to fill a ‘son-in-law’ position. In the ad, the dad describes his daughter as a ‘godly, gorgeous, athletic, educated, careered, humorous, traveled, bilingual, 26-year-old virgin’. Any man who applies for the job will be ‘unworthy, though becoming less so daily,’ the dad writes.
The ad even includes a link to the daughter’s blog, which has now been shut down – no doubt due to embarrassment. But before she set her blog to private, the woman named Rachel wrote a post explaining that she had no idea about her father’s plan at matrimony by magazine. Rachel wrote that she was amused by the ‘remarkable’ ad, according to the Daily Beast.
About a month before Valentine’s Day, her dad let slip that he had big plans to find her a match. Once he placed the ad, he locked himself in his office and then read it to her from the other side. Rachel says she was ‘impressed, but not surprised’ at the move.
‘I’m just nervous if this doesn’t work out, next I’ll find my face plastered on a billboard,’ she wrote. ‘Oh gosh, now I’m giving him ideas.’ ‘At least it’s appropriate they placed it in the Employment Opportunities section because putting up with this father-in-law’s shenanigans is a full time job, without any paid vacation,’ she wrote.
Since the ad made headlines, the editor-in-chief of Christian Today has apologized for the ad which ‘has been rightly seen as demeaning and in poor taste. He also promised to screen ads better in the future.
‘We want everything in our magazine to reflect beautiful orthodoxy, and this ad did not,’editor Mark Galli told the Daily Beast. ‘We have taken a hard look at our ad review process, made some changes, and we can assure our readers that no ad like this will appear again.’
Source: Mail Online