10 commandments for dating my daughter doug giles
A Florida pastor, Doug Giles, has put out "Ten Commandments" for young men who want to date his daughters.
Pastor Giles warns would-be suitors, "Don't even think about it," unless you are ready to obey his Ten Commandments.
Yes, seeing that I’m still the Alpha dog of the Giles castle, that I still pay the bills, buy the SUVs, pay for College and secure their condos, then by God, I’m still makin’ the rules. What I’m about to reveal unto you is an attitude-laden afflatus, so . Actually, you should expect nothing from me in the way of the warm and fuzzies. And know this: I’ve got a PI doing a background check on you right now. Let me spell it out for you just in case you don’t get it.
You must have something positive going on in that thing you call a life.
Do not under any circumstance hang all over my daughter, fondle my daughter or soul kiss my kid until you have a wedding ring on her finger, a joint checking account and MMA at Wachovia—or I will shove your Justin Timberlake backside off my 3rd floor balcony first chance I get, capisce? Thou shall look me in the eye, shake my hand like a man and turn off your cell phone. I’ve traveled the planet, planted churches and started businesses. Also, don’t gush around me nor attempt to read me an entry from your journal. I was raised by country-loving, God-fearing, hard-working, meat-eating, good ole’ Texan parents, and I have zero tolerance for what your long-toothed, rather mannish lesbian sociology teacher at Columbia U programmed you with—you dig? Thou shall know that I like cool and expensive gifts and you shall provide unto me this bounty, if you’re smart. Yes, you’d be shrewd to approach me like the three wise men did baby Jesus, namely with gold, frankincense and myrrh. I might, might, ask you to join me for a nice cigar session with me and the boys if thou comest bearing such offerings. Thou shall understand that if you’re dumb enough to tell me a dirty joke, I’m comfortable enough with kicking your butt. You see, I’m looking for stability/reliability for my ladies, and keeping your word in the smallest matters tells me that you’re ahead of the pack and at least a consideration, in my mind, for our support. If you, young man, obey all the words written here, then and only then will you have a chance with my babies.
I don’t care how Snoop Dog acts and what you’ve seen on MTV or in the movies. I want to look you in the eye when I communicate things regarding my girls and their lives. In addition, if and when I extend my hand, grab it like you mean it. You, on the other hand, use Proactiv and drive a Ford Focus; therefore, you will call me “Mr. I’m not Oprah or one of your metrosexual buddies that you can share all of your inner fears and deepest needs with. For example; I like high quality cigars (nothing below a 90), Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Chimay Grand Reserve, books on hunting Africa and old British double rifles. I’m not one of your thug buddies you can go down the gutter with.
Some viewers do not think he exhibits genuine Christian virtues.
Valleydesperado comments on MSN Now: "This guy is doing work for the Devil and not God.
As much as I don’t like the idea of their dating, I have got to suck it up and accept it (bartender, I’ll have a shot of whiskey). you know how hard it is to let your girls go (I’ll take another shot, please). Thou shall understand that your presence doesn’t make me happy. Thou shall understand that you are a boy talking to a man. You'd be shrewd to approach me like the three wise men did Baby Jesus, namely with gold, frankincense and myrrh. Thou shall understand that if you're dumb enough to tell me a dirty joke, I'm comfortable enough with kicking your ass. He warns all "liberal, hippie, agnostic, atheistic, anti-American or tree-humping bull crap," to stay away from his daughters and threatens violence on any suitor who "touches" his daughter.You may question the Christian virtues of a man who threatens to "smash your hands" if you touch his daughter, but his old fashioned zeal for preserving his daughters' modesty is not in question, and one may wonder why he seems so anxious about "protecting" his daughters, if they feel like their Daddy does about their Christian modesty.
Not only am I not cool with your being around me, I’m sure as heck not down with your touching my daughter.