A Christian couple is threatening to divorce if the evil gays are allowed to get married in Australia.
High school sweethearts Nick and Sarah Jensen, announced their threat to divorce in an opinion piece published by Canberra CityNews under the headline, “Gay law change may force us to divorce”.
“My wife and I just celebrated our 10-year anniversary. But later this year, we may be getting a divorce,” he writes.
“The decision to divorce is not one we’ve taken lightly. And certainly, it’s not one that many will readily understand. And that’s because it’s not a traditional divorce.”
Mr Jensen explains that if they are forced to divorce, they plan to continue living together, have more kids, and will continue to refer to each other as husband and wife, but will legally end their marriage because they believe “marriage is not a human invention”.
“Our view is that marriage is a fundamental order of creation. Part of God’s human history. Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God. And marriage of any couple is important to God regardless of whether that couple recognises God’s involvement or authority in it,” he writes.
Let’s pause for an eye roll break:
Jensen says he and his wife refuse to recognize the government’s regulation of marriage if its definition includes same-sex couples.
“If our federal parliament votes to change the timeless and organic definition of marriage later on this year, it will have moved against the fundamental and foundational building block of Australian society and, indeed, human culture everywhere,” he writes.
“Indeed, it raises a red flag when a government decides it is not content only having sovereignty over land, taxes and the military — but ‘words’ themselves.
“This is why we are willing to divorce. By changing the definition of marriage, ‘marriage’ will, in years to come, have an altogether different sense and purpose.”
The opinion piece published by CityNews has drawn the scorn of angry readers who were “appalled” by its decision to publish the controversial piece.
“This is absolutely disgusting, not to mention homophobic. I can’t believe such an article was published. You should be ashamed and you definitely owe to gay community an apology,” Natalie Sarah wrote on Facebook.
“I hope this is a publicity stunt. If it isn’t then you massively shot yourself in the foot with this one Canberra CityNews,” Ross Kosub Garrett said on Facebook.
We fully support your decision to divorce, just as we would fully support anyone’s decision to marry the person they love. So go right ahead. Don’t let us stop you!