Was Hosea's marriage immoral?
Hos. 1:2 When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD said to him, "Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife and children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the LORD."

Critics say it is horrible that God made Hosea marry a prostitue. But they need to view this from the raw-survival world of the ANE. Consider:

At the very least critics could look at this marriage as an ancient form of "performance art" -- but those who are still disturbed, ought to put themselves in the place of Gomer for a while and decide whether they think God's command still disgusts them.

-JPH