Homosexual man and woman marry for art project
From LifeSiteNews: anuary 17, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A homosexual man and a woman have been denounced for mocking the institution of marriage after contracting a civil marriage for a university art project.
Nora Battenberg-Cartwright, 21, and Paul Cartwright, 20, who are in their second year at the University of Worcester, were married December 29 in Linsengericht, Germany.
“It’s about an artistic unity rather than a love union, to join each other in art and make us the art. It’s a really truthful marriage and we will still see other people,” Battenberg-Cartwright told the Daily Mail. “By marrying ourselves we were in effect marrying art. If we ever decided that we got to the point where we wanted to marry another person, that would be the end of the art career, really.”
“But neither of us can see it on the cards, both of us expect to be old and married and continuing together,” she added. “The marriage is kind of the foundation of our art. We do love each other, but in a different way.”
Dr. James Fisher, who heads the fine art department at the university, praised the two as “serious students” and “committed artists.”
Stephen Green, national director of Christian Voice, said the couple are “denigrating” the marital union. “Marriage is not an art project, it is the life-long union of man and woman and part of that is the sexual act which is there for companionship and the raising of children,” he told the Daily Mail. “If I was marking them I’d give them no marks - what has being married got to do with art? Marriage is under attack from homosexual and civil partnerships which are an attempt to downgrade it.”