History Main / ConvertingForLove

24th Dec '15 4:32:03 PM nombretomado
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* Autumn Kelly had to convert from Catholicism to Anglicanism to marry [[BritishRoyalFamily Peter Phillips]] (Princess Anne's son), because if he married a Catholic he'd have to give up his place in the succession.
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* Autumn Kelly had to convert from Catholicism to Anglicanism to marry [[BritishRoyalFamily [[UsefulNotes/TheBritishRoyalFamily Peter Phillips]] (Princess Anne's son), because if he married a Catholic he'd have to give up his place in the succession.
12th Dec '15 11:35:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.
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* In ''MagnificentCentury'', ''Series/MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.
11th Dec '15 7:53:55 AM Eievie
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In ''MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.
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* In ''MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.
11th Dec '15 7:53:07 AM Eievie
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In ''MagnificentCentury'', Hürrem converts to Islam after Sümbül Ağa tells her Süleyman will never marry a Christian. It's a period drama, and the same thing happened in real life.
25th Nov '15 1:18:38 PM FF32
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* In the GrandFinale of ''Series/TheKingOfQueens'', Holly moves in with Rabbi Feldman and converts to Judaism. -->'''Feldman:''' Well, you know, if things work out between us, you'll have to convert. -->'''Holly:''' Of course I will. ({{beat}}) To what?
24th Jul '15 6:20:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in HarryKemmelman's ''Conversations with Rabbi Small''. Additional twists: the girl want's to pursue conversion despite insistence by both Small and her fiancee that they aren't interested. (Small is more concerned with reverting the non-servant man). But she turns out to be genetically Jewish anyway. * In ''Film/TheGodfather'', Kay (a Protestant) converts to Catholicism after marrying Michael. In fact she turns out to be far more into her new faith than he ever was since Michael is actually ''annoyed'' at her insistence in raising their kids Catholic (he wanted them to be brought up Protestant and thus more assimilated into American culture.) * In ''TheAlienSeries'', Serene attends catechism classes at a Catholic church, despite being her family's religion being so important to them they were willing to go into exile on Earth for it, because she's trying to get closer to her Catholic crush. * Ulrika in ''TheEmigrants'' converts to Christianity's Baptist denomination in order to marry a Baptist priest.
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* Averted in HarryKemmelman's Creator/HarryKemmelman's ''Conversations with Rabbi Small''. Additional twists: the girl want's to pursue conversion despite insistence by both Small and her fiancee that they aren't interested. (Small is more concerned with reverting the non-servant man). But she turns out to be genetically Jewish anyway. * In ''Film/TheGodfather'', ''Literature/TheGodfather'', Kay (a Protestant) converts to Catholicism after marrying Michael. In fact she turns out to be far more into her new faith than he ever was since Michael is actually ''annoyed'' at her insistence in raising their kids Catholic (he wanted them to be brought up Protestant and thus more assimilated into American culture.) * In ''TheAlienSeries'', ''Literature/TheAlienSeries'', Serene attends catechism classes at a Catholic church, despite being her family's religion being so important to them they were willing to go into exile on Earth for it, because she's trying to get closer to her Catholic crush. * Ulrika in ''TheEmigrants'' ''Literature/TheEmigrants'' converts to Christianity's Baptist denomination in order to marry a Baptist priest.
20th Jul '15 11:46:06 PM Oddstar6
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** It's also common for non-Jews to convert when marrying a Jew, although this can be problematic because a conversion is, by traditional Jewish law, only valid if sincere. That is, if the person is only undergoing the conversion to get married and does not believe in the Torah or has no intention of even trying to live by it, then the conversion is not supposed to be performed and would not be valid even if performed. In modern times, that has meant that the Orthodox do not regard Reform or Conservative conversions as valid, since a person undergoing such a conversion ceremony (especially if it's a Reform ceremony) by definition is not undertaking to live according to the Torah, at least by Orthodox lights.

* It's also very common for non-Jewish women to convert when marrying a Jewish man because certain denominations adhere to matrilineal descent, meaning that someone is only Jewish if their mother was, or if they undergo a formal conversion.
20th Jul '15 11:39:54 PM Oddstar6
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* In the non-recent past, when a Jewish woman left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that her family would consider her dead. They might even sit Shiva for her, mourning just as if she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to her even if she was standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is more understandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy.
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* In the non-recent past, when a Jewish woman Jew left the faith and married a non-Jew, it was seen as such a betrayal that his or her family would consider him or her dead. They might even sit Shiva for her, Shiva, mourning just as if he or she really had died. Afterward, they would not speak to him or her even if he or she was were standing in front of them, because logically they could not see or talk to a dead person. The attitude is more understandable if you take into account the way Jewish communities were frequently harassed by the people around them; besides betraying religion and culture, she had effectively defected to the enemy. Orthodox Jews sometimes still do this.
3rd Jun '15 3:04:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* George converts to Latvian Orthodoxy briefly for a girlfriend in ''{{Seinfeld}}'', only to lose the girlfriend anyway. (According to TheOtherWiki, the writer of that episode had no idea that Latvian Orthodox was a real sect -- he was trying to make up a fictional one.) ** [[YouFailReligiousStudiesForever "Is this the group that mutilates squirrels?!"]]
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* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'': ** George converts to Latvian Orthodoxy briefly for a girlfriend in ''{{Seinfeld}}'', girlfriend, only to lose the girlfriend anyway. (According to TheOtherWiki, the writer of that episode had no idea that Latvian Orthodox was a real sect -- he was trying to make up a fictional one.) ** [[YouFailReligiousStudiesForever "Is this the group that mutilates squirrels?!"]])

* In the first season of ''{{Soap}}'' Corinne is in love with Father Tim, who leaves the priesthood for her. She isn't Catholic, but she converts.
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* In the first season of ''{{Soap}}'' ''Series/{{Soap}}'' Corinne is in love with Father Tim, who leaves the priesthood for her. She isn't Catholic, but she converts.

* A storyline on the prime time soap ''{{Sisters}}'' had youngest sister Frankie converting to Judaism with her husband Mitch. Interestingly, she was not converting to join his religion--they were ''both'' Christian and decided to convert after Mitch attended some services that gave him an insight into Jewish life. * Janelle from ''SisterWives'' says that she fell for Kody and the faith came later. With the later revelation that [[spoiler: her mom married Kody's dad shortly before Janelle and Kody got married]], it seems there was also some ConvertingForLove there.
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* A storyline on the prime time soap ''{{Sisters}}'' ''Series/{{Sisters}}'' had youngest sister Frankie converting to Judaism with her husband Mitch. Interestingly, she was not converting to join his religion--they were ''both'' Christian and decided to convert after Mitch attended some services that gave him an insight into Jewish life. * Janelle from ''SisterWives'' ''Series/SisterWives'' says that she fell for Kody and the faith came later. With the later revelation that [[spoiler: her mom married Kody's dad shortly before Janelle and Kody got married]], it seems there was also some ConvertingForLove there.

* Sarah Hamoudi converted to Islam in order to marry Yasir in the backstory of LittleMosqueOnThePrairie...and is depicted as being a thoroughly unenthusiastic Muslim, partially because Yasir is as well (the plot of many episodes revolve around either their daughter Rayyan or the imam Amaar nagging one or both of them to behave more Islamically)
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* Sarah Hamoudi converted to Islam in order to marry Yasir in the backstory of LittleMosqueOnThePrairie...Series/LittleMosqueOnThePrairie...and is depicted as being a thoroughly unenthusiastic Muslim, partially because Yasir is as well (the plot of many episodes revolve around either their daughter Rayyan or the imam Amaar nagging one or both of them to behave more Islamically)
1st Jun '15 6:56:44 AM SilentStranger
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[[folder: Western Animation]] * Babs Pewterschmidt, Lois's mother in ''FamilyGuy'' was originally Jewish, with her maiden name being [[CrossesTheLineTwice Hebrewberg Moneygrabber]], but Carter wanted her to convert when they got married so he could get into country clubs. [[/folder]]
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