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Romanian brides in white wedding dresses to be fined if they are not virgins
New York Post (Weird But True) ^ | December 10, 2006 | BRIAN HAMACHER

Posted on 12/10/2006 11:00:17 AM PST by DogByte6RER

A Romanian priest wants women to pay a "white-dress fine" if they're not virgins when they marry.

Father Petrica Bratu, 37, says he hopes the fines will stop couples from living in sin.

Couples who had just moved in together would pay about $20 but brides who were pregnant or had children would pay about $120.

The average Romanian salary is about $200 per month.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: chastity; culture; marriage; matrimony; romania; society; wedding; weird; whitewedding
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As punk rocker Billy Idol crooned...

"It's such a nice day for a white wedding"

Anyways...this could be a great policy in Las Vegas.

How many brides in Las Vegas wear white while getting hitched in the Elvis chapel or the drive-thru chapel for the umpteenth time?

1 posted on 12/10/2006 11:00:25 AM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: outofstyle; quesney; Brad's Gramma; OriginalChristian; Huber; Think free or die; 4Freedom; ...
Eastern European ping list


FRmail me to be added or removed from this Eastern European ping list

2 posted on 12/10/2006 11:02:07 AM PST by Grzegorz 246
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To: DogByte6RER
This would be a good policy for the Democrats to endorse. They'd pay off the National Debt in about a week.
3 posted on 12/10/2006 11:02:55 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: DogByte6RER
Well, that's one way to pay for the new cathedral.

Virginity is like bigfoot. Everyone knows the myth, but there are few indeed who have ever seen it. And even less proof that it exists.

Feminism and birth control have guaranteed that the myth will remain just that, a myth.
4 posted on 12/10/2006 11:06:15 AM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Doesn't Romania have bigger things to worry about other than virgin brides?


5 posted on 12/10/2006 11:06:43 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: DogByte6RER

Does this apply in the village of "Mud", where Borat shot part of his movie?


6 posted on 12/10/2006 11:07:03 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: DogByte6RER

If you were a Romanian cop, how'd you like THAT job (testing for virgin brides)?


7 posted on 12/10/2006 11:07:57 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: DogByte6RER; xsmommy; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; Thinkin' Gal; aculeus; dighton; Tijeras_Slim

Tramp.

8 posted on 12/10/2006 11:08:41 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DogByte6RER
Whatever. White was the traditional color of mourning in many nations until the start of the 20th century.
9 posted on 12/10/2006 11:08:55 AM PST by brothers4thID (Being lectured by Ted Kennedy on ethics is not unlike being lectured on dating protocol by Ted Bundy)
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To: Kimmers
My guess is that Romania is hard up to generate some extra revenues or the Church needs more donations. Anyways...the Romanians could make a small fortune by fining Dracula's brides... Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
10 posted on 12/10/2006 11:14:45 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Non-virgin brides charged more for wearing white?Talk about picky.A friend at work is getting married in Jan.Two priests(preachers?)contacted by his fiancee refused to perform the wedding when she told them they were living together.Go figure.


11 posted on 12/10/2006 11:17:05 AM PST by Thombo2
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To: DogByte6RER
Romanians are Christian Orthodox, a faith more traditional than the Catholic Church. My guess the priest is probably from a rural area or some off-road monastery away from "modern" world. The monks from those old monasteries, they way they dress and wear their hair, offer such a resemblance to the Orthodox rabbis but then considering the history of the Orthodox Christians, it comes to no surprise. Their rites are so similar to the Jewish ones, it's amazing.
12 posted on 12/10/2006 11:25:19 AM PST by rxgalfl
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To: DogByte6RER
Father Petrica Bratu, 37, says he hopes the fines will stop couples from living in sin.

What they will do, rather, is stop couples from marrying, at least in the church.

13 posted on 12/10/2006 11:26:59 AM PST by Christopher Lincoln
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To: Thombo2
I worked in rural Russia for a while.

I was trying to explain the whole virgin bride thing to my translator (yes, my Russian *is* execrable) -- he was fascinated, as he put it, by the stupidity of the whole issue.

"So, I should marry a poor and ugly girl because she is a virgin, and not marry a pretty and rich woman because she is not a virgin?" Put like that, it does seems a bit errr, hampering.

FWIW the translator, a real sharp fellow, was from St Petersburg - was a French, English and American language teacher. A fun time was had by all in trying to explain American slang vs Brit slang.
14 posted on 12/10/2006 11:29:06 AM PST by ASOC (The phrase "What if" or "If only" are for children.)
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To: DogByte6RER

So do they perform an inspection before the ceremony?


15 posted on 12/10/2006 11:39:18 AM PST by gitmo (From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.)
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To: gitmo

application line for hymen inspector form on the right


16 posted on 12/10/2006 11:44:40 AM PST by mt tom
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To: Kimmers

[Doesn't Romania have bigger things to worry about other than virgin brides?]

No absolutely not- what could be more important than this anyway? http://sacredscoop.com


17 posted on 12/10/2006 11:48:12 AM PST by CottShop
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To: CottShop

Thanks for a great website....


18 posted on 12/10/2006 11:53:39 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: martin_fierro
Are you sure this Romanian Priest isn't the future Mother in law?
19 posted on 12/10/2006 12:01:05 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Remembering Beirut Vets 1983 American Embassy April 1983/Marine Headquarters Oct.1983)
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To: DogByte6RER

What about off-white? Is that acceptable?


20 posted on 12/10/2006 12:13:30 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: DogByte6RER

White is to signify purity and virginity but instead it is used as deceit and makes a mockery of marriage.False advertising for sure and just where do you find a virgin?Al-Queada can't even find enough to pay off its suicide bombers!


21 posted on 12/10/2006 12:44:47 PM PST by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: DogByte6RER

What if they use the Bill Clinton defense that you-know-what isn't sex?

Do they get to wear a white dress--but with a black hem?


22 posted on 12/10/2006 1:36:50 PM PST by wildbill
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To: DogByte6RER
A Romanian priest wants women to pay a "white-dress fine" if they're not virgins when they marry.

Rev. Jackson says, "A white tax! I like that!"

23 posted on 12/10/2006 1:38:12 PM PST by Alouette (Psalms of the Day: 90-96)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

"Feminism and birth control have guaranteed that the myth will remain just that, a myth."

You don't have a clue about women.


24 posted on 12/10/2006 1:39:42 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade
You don't have a clue about women.

My exwife would agree with you.

But I would hazard a guess there are fewer true virgins in the world today than there are true blondes. Over the age of 12 anyway. And that goes for either gender.

And yes, I consider it a d@mn shame.
25 posted on 12/10/2006 1:43:46 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

I was 28 when I married and wore white. I waited. I also made sure I using birth control on my wedding night.


26 posted on 12/10/2006 1:45:13 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade
I do not say this facetiously so please take it in the spirit of good will.

Good for you!

You were the rare exception. How many other women(or men) do you think could honestly say the same though?
27 posted on 12/10/2006 1:49:28 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: marajade
"I also made sure I (was) using birth control on my wedding night."

Harlot!
28 posted on 12/10/2006 1:49:29 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

"How many other women(or men) do you think could honestly say the same though?"

My husband was 31 and he was too.


29 posted on 12/10/2006 1:51:32 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: Bratch

The last thing I think newly married couples need is to start popping out babies before they're marriage relationship has just started. They need time to get to know each other first and grow before they make a big step like children being added to the mix.


30 posted on 12/10/2006 1:53:07 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade

oops they're equals their


31 posted on 12/10/2006 1:53:43 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade
I also made sure I using birth control on my wedding night.

In the (hands) of a responsible adult, I'm all for taking measures to keep from bringing a life into the world that may be murdered for convenience or mistreated because the childs parents don't want the "burden".

However, easy access to birth control and the idea that a pill can keep you from getting caught if you screw around has helped fuel promiscuity. There's no risk, if you pop a pill or can go get a doctor to vacuum up the mess, there's no reason to resist little Jimmies advances.
32 posted on 12/10/2006 1:58:38 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

"There's no risk, if you pop a pill or can go get a doctor to vacuum up the mess, there's no reason to resist little Jimmies advances."

Sure there is: morality. Knowing right from wrong. Remaining pure and saving yourself for the right person.

BTW, I was put on birth control pills when I was 15 by my male medical doctor as a teenager to help control my cycle. There are medical reasons why the hormones in the pills can help.


33 posted on 12/10/2006 2:01:24 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: marajade
They need time to get to know each other first and grow before they make a big step like children being added to the mix.

1.People should not be getting married if they don't know each other. 2. Getting married isn't a big step? 3. "Grow?" That's the kind of term people use when they are trying to explain why they are dumping their spouse.

If someone doesn't want to have children fine, but do you have to use such a derogotary and contemptuos expression for what some people might consider a beautiful thing.

34 posted on 12/10/2006 2:10:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: marajade
Sure there is: morality. Knowing right from wrong. Remaining pure and saving yourself for the right person.

All good and fine notions, but in this day and age, they are dying concepts. I wish it were not so, but you can't deny facts. Morality is as foreign to the average child of today as breathing water.

I think perhaps you and I are on the same side here Mara, we're just coming at it from different directions.
35 posted on 12/10/2006 2:11:03 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
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To: Kirkwood
What about off-white? Is that acceptable?

Dear Abby would say that's OK if she stopped at Heavy Petting...

36 posted on 12/10/2006 2:21:40 PM PST by ErnBatavia (recent nightmare: Googled up "Helen Thomas nude"....)
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To: nickcarraway

whatever


37 posted on 12/10/2006 3:25:46 PM PST by sabe@q.com (Yes, I'm a SW freak!)
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To: martin_fierro; All

The gentleman is wearing mostly white, so (if not false advertising) let’s wish him better luck.


38 posted on 12/10/2006 9:19:43 PM PST by dighton
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To: Yaelle
Yaelle,
You should know how it was done in the old days with tradition Jews (and possbly today with some Haredim).
The newly weds retire to their Chuppa for a half hour as everyone goes to the reception. After they are finished and dressed the sheet is inspected for the appropriate bloodstain.

In Modern Orthdox and Conservative wedding ceremonies, there is still a Chuppa, but the groom generally eats something, as he has fasted all day. (Whether he nibbles on his wife is another question. Given the amount of time put into hair and make up, I think not!)
39 posted on 12/11/2006 1:32:34 AM PST by rmlew (Having slit their throats may the conservatives who voted for Casey choke slowly on their blood.)
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To: rmlew

We had that at our wedding as well, though just with the plate of fruit and such. :) I am forgetting the word for that private time as new husband and wife.


40 posted on 12/11/2006 11:33:02 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: DogByte6RER
And just who's going to verify that the brides are virgins?

I would volunteer, but the wife would probably make me a eunuch.

41 posted on 12/11/2006 11:35:43 AM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: DogByte6RER
Color codeing wedding attire.. WHAT A CONCEPT..
From White all the way to Black.. including the Tuxs..
But what if someone lies?..
42 posted on 12/11/2006 11:42:06 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole)
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To: defconw

Ping! {;0)


43 posted on 12/11/2006 11:51:00 AM PST by cibco (Xin Loi! Saddam, what type of noose do you want? Plastic or rope?)
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To: martin_fierro

That is one fetching ensemble, your nasty intolerant and non-multicultural slur aside, and I hope the designer has time to make another, if I'm ever in the market for a dress made of delicious local pastries.


44 posted on 12/11/2006 11:52:53 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: DogByte6RER

If Paris Hilton ever got married in Romania, her dress would have to be pitch black.


45 posted on 12/11/2006 11:53:17 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: DogByte6RER

Hey now! When I was one of Dracula's brides, I was always fully clad . . . in three nightgowns of varying degrees of filminess.

And the fangs. Can't forget the fangs.


46 posted on 12/11/2006 11:54:55 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: DogByte6RER

While their kids are waiting in the lobby.


47 posted on 12/11/2006 11:55:46 AM PST by RobRoy (Islam is a greater threat to the world today than Naziism was in 1937.)
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To: Dr.Zoidberg; marajade

Birth control pill = promiscuity.

Trust me.

Girls like me would never have slept around to the extent we did (okay, I did) were we not convinced the Pill would "protect" us.


48 posted on 12/11/2006 11:56:56 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: rmlew

The Chuppa is only allotted a half-hour?

I will refrain from ANY further remarks, since they will get me branded a) anti-Semitic and/or b) tawdry (more than usual, even).


49 posted on 12/11/2006 11:58:55 AM PST by Xenalyte (Anything is possible when you don't understand how anything happens.)
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To: gitmo

My thoughts exactly! This is crazy. I hope other conservatives don't want this in our country.


50 posted on 12/11/2006 12:00:02 PM PST by napscoordinator
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