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Chan Lowe: The Kardashian divorce


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So this is what it’s all about. This is what the supporters of the Defense of Marriage Act have been so passionately protecting: The right of Kim Kardashian to make a multi-million-dollar TV spectacle out of a supposedly sacred act, then void it at her whim seventy-two days later.

Meanwhile, George Takei⎯better known as Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek series⎯was on the tube last night. He came out many years ago, before coming out was even cool. Last night, he shared that he and his partner had been married in all but name for twenty-four years. Yet, in his state, he is not legally allowed to sanctify that bond in the same ceremony so spectacularly and ostentatiously sullied by Ms. Kardashian.

Since the whole question of “protecting” the institution of marriage appears to turn on religious grounds, it would make a diverting thought experiment to consider whether Jesus might have bothered to perform His miracle of changing water into wine at Cana had He known (and He surely would have) that the newlyweds only intended to stick it out for two-and-a-half months.

On the other hand, had the celebrants been groom and groom, with the full intention of committing the balance of their lives to one another, would He have turned his back on their love?

Since He never addressed the issue of same-sex marriage, I guess we’ll never know. We do know what He said about love, though, and while my Scripture’s a little rusty, I don’t remember any qualifiers.

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Love this one, Chan. Nothing else needs to be said. Thought-provoking.


Hmm, doesn't appear the author's narrative follows the theme of the the comic, i.e. the economy is in a terrible mess.

The argument against same sex marriage isn't about how long it will last.

Geez Louise.


Yes it is a very good one. On a car forum my husband is on one of the comments was "The frozen dinner I thawed and cooked last night was older than Kim Kardasian's marriage and we eat a lot in our house-so it was not in the freezer long"!


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Chan LoweCHAN LOWE has been the Sun Sentinel’s first and only editorial cartoonist for the past twenty-six years. Before that, he worked as cartoonist and writer for the Oklahoma City Times and the Shawnee (OK) News-Star.

Chan went to school in New York City, Los Angeles, and the U.K., and graduated from Williams College in 1975 with a degree in Art History. He also spent a year at Stanford University as a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow.

His work has won numerous awards, including the Green Eyeshade Award and the National Press Foundation Berryman Award. He has also been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His cartoons have won multiple first-place awards in all of the Florida state journalism contests, and The Lowe-Down blog, which he began in 2008, has won writing awards from the Florida Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
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