A New Age European Shakespearean Thing

A NEW AGE EUROPEAN SHAKESPEAREAN THING….The LA Times ran an article this morning about the relationship between constitutional cipher Harriet Miers and her longtime friend Nathan Hecht, the guy who’s been blanketing the airwaves this week telling everyone who will listen that yes, she really is a conservative. Comments about their relationship range from “very European” to “a New Age thing” to “Shakespearean.”

Whatever. The comment that most intrigued me, though, was this one from Ron Key, their pastor at the breakaway faction of Valley View Christian Church that they currently attend:

“It’s been great to watch ? and a little puzzling sometimes,” Key said. “Their relationship has been such a special one. Sometimes I think they wanted to protect how special it was by not getting married.”

They wanted to protect how special it was by not getting married? Is that the kind of thing that Christian ministers usually say about marriage….?