Marry Our Daughter Just A Hoax
The raconteur behind the Marry Our Daughter website has come clean, after traveling the country and battling with radio hosts and their frothing listeners.
“Marry Our Daughter is an introduction service assisting those following the Biblical tradition of arranging marriages for their Daughters,” reads the opening of the About Us page on MarryOurDaughter.com. The site has inspired plenty of outrage from those who have heard about it.
John Ordover sounds like he got a kick out of pranking so many people. He confessed that the site is a hoax to the New York Times’ Bits Blog:
Contacted through MarryOurDaughter this morning, Mr. Ordover quickly conceded the page was a parody aimed at drawing attention to inconsistencies in state marriage laws. States consider it a crime for adults to have sex with minors, but they allow kids as young as 12 to get married with parental and sometime judicial permission.
Ordover had planned to conduct more radio interviews this week, before revealing the site as a hoax. However, the move by the Times to find out more about Marry Our Daughter likely put an end to those, unless radio hosts really want to debate the topic of arranged marriages.