LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Gov. Mike Huckabee and his wife plan to convert their nuptial vows into a covenant marriage during a mass ceremony on Valentine’s Day, giving a public push to the movement that seeks to strengthen marital ties and make it harder to get divorced.
The governor, a former Baptist minister, said Monday he hopes more than1,000 other couples will join him for the conversion ceremony at a North Little Rock arena. Arkansas has one of the highest divorce rates in the country.
Covenant marriages, which also are an option in Louisiana and Arizona, usually require pre-wedding counseling and allow divorce only in cases of adultery, imprisonment, abandonment, abuse and after a substantial waiting period.
Does this make anyone else think Unification Church thoughts?
Luckily, I think the nation is ticked off enough at ALL Repigs that this isn't likely to matter. But that's today. By November who knows what might have been staged to change the nation's mind?