Gay man marries straight woman. Who you gonna call? Stephen Green, of course
A PAIR of young University of Worcester students who got hitched in Germany as part of an art project has raised the blood-pressure of Britain’s funniest fundie, Stephen “Birdshit” Green, who blasted Nora Battenberg-Cartwright, 21, and Paul Cartwright, 20, for mocking the sanctity of marriage.
When news of their marriage in Germany broke, the Daily Mail predictably turned to Green for comment, and boy, did the buffoon ever let loose:
They are denigrating the institution of marriage itself. Marriage is not an art project, it is the life-long union of man and woman and part of that is the sexual act which is there for companionship and the raising of children.
At the ages of 20 and 21 you think you are invincible and think you can do anything but marriage is not just between the couple concerned, it is between them and the wider community.
If their parents have gone along with this charade they are equally as guilty of denigrating the whole institution of marriage and bringing the University of Worcester into disrepute. If I was marking them I’d give them no marks – what has being married got to do with art?
And for good measure he added:
Marriage is under attack from homosexual and civil partnerships which are an attempt to downgrade it. It appears to be no co-incidence that the â€˜husband’ is a gay man.
But Mrs Battenberg-Cartwright, who is German and moved to Worcester to study, explained:
It’s about an artistic unity rather than a love union, to join each other in art and make us the art. It’s a really truthful marriage and we will still see other people.Â By marrying ourselves we were in effect marrying art. If we ever decided that we got to the point where we wanted to marry another person, that would be the end of the art career, really.
But neither of us can see it on the cards, both of us expect to be old and married and continuing together. The marriage is kind of the foundation of our art. We do love each other, but in a different way.
We work collaboratively on everything, there isn’t a clear line between our work and our tutors have agreed to mark us together.
Paul Cartwright, from Redditch, Worcestershire, added:
One of our friends said that he thought marriage was a contract or a unity between two people and that’s what this is. It’s a sort of love, you love a brother or a sister and we are very close, as far as you know we are going to spend the rest of lives together.
Dr James Fisher, head of Fine Art at the University of Worcester, said:
Nora and Paul are very serious students; they live together and work very closely together, and are both very committed artists.