suburbs attempted to help his daughter find a husband by placing an advertisement in Christianity Today.
The ad was titled “Son-in-Law, Wheaton, IL.” The father says in the ad that he is a Chicagoland chief financial officer and church elder. He describes his daughter as a “godly, gorgeous, athletic, educated, careered, humorous, travelled and bi-lingual 26-year-old virgin.”
While the ad appeared in the magazine’s March print edition, it has been removed from its website. Christianity Today editor Mark Galli said the ad had not been properly reviewed before it was included in the print edition. If it had, it would not have been printed, he said, regardless of intent. The ad was removed online.
“It’s a man who is trying to market his daughter,” Galli told the Chicago Tribune. “It’s demeaning in this day and age.”
In a blog that has since been taken down, the daughter who is referenced in the ad discussed what happened. She said she did not know about it in advance, though her father had hinted beforehand that he was trying to play matchmaker.
“She is taking this very graciously,” Galli said. “What daughter hasn’t rolled her eyes at something her father did?”