Barry Cooper writes:
In a shocking revelation, the palace has confirmed that the Prince has married a prostitute.
The woman has not yet been publicly named. But sources close to the palace have revealed that as well as being a serial adulterer, she is also known to be a notorious drunk, an inveterate liar, and a grievous hypocrite.
When asked why he would set his love on such an undeserving bride, the future King replied, “I have always loved her. I loved her before she even knew me. And I will continue to love her, regardless of who she is. Nothing can separate us, not even death.”
Some have complained that, given her profession, such a woman could never become Queen. But the Prince was unrepentant: “If I am King, and I have chosen to marry her, then she is Queen. Whatever she may be, her status changed forever when I joined myself to her. Whatever she may do, she has been irrevocably welcomed into my family. Everything I have is now hers. And everything she has, I have taken upon myself.”
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Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian, published in 1520:
“Who can even begin to appreciate what this royal marriage means? Who can comprehend the riches of this glorious grace? Christ, the rich and divine bridegroom, marries this poor, wicked whore, redeems her from all of her evil, and adorns her with all of his goodness. It now is impossible for her sins to destroy her, for they are laid on Christ and swallowed up by him. She has her righteousness in Christ, her husband, which she now can boast is her very own. She can set this righteousness over against all of her sins and, in the face of death and hell, say with confidence: ‘If I have sinned, nevertheless, the one in whom I trust, my Christ, has not sinned. Through our marriage, all that is his is mine and all that is mine is his.’”