Christian Couple Threatens To Divorce If Gay Marriage Is Legalized

Indrani Sengupta
Till same-sex marriage do us part. Like a lot of fundamentalists who do their religion wrong.

Dr. Sarah Jensen and her husband Nick believe that same-sex marriage would signal the end of proper, Heaven-writ, heterosexual marriage.

Christian couple threatens to divorce if same-sex marriage becomes legal

It seems that this is destined to become a self-fulfilling prophecy, as the Jensens plan—should gay marriage become a reality in their native Australia—to end their proper, Heaven-writ, heterosexual marriage.

That’s right. If "the gays" sully the institution of marriage, the Jensens want no part of it. Ten years of wedded bliss be damned.

Gay marriage: Nick Jensen threatens to divorce in protest

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Jensens believe:

“Widening the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples threatens the sacred nature of the union and leaves the door open to polygamy.”

In a lengthy letter published online, Nick Jensen writes that, though his wife is his high-school sweetheart, the only woman he’s ever loved, and his “perfect match” in every way, they may be forced to get a divorce.

Couple Threatens To Divorce in Protest Of Gay Marriage

Do they think that the threat of their divorce will be sufficient to stem the tide of LGBT progress? Isn’t such pride, like, a sin or something?

"After our divorce, we’ll continue to live together, hopefully for another 50 years. And, God willing, we’ll have more children. We’ll also continue to refer to each other as “husband” and “wife” and consider ourselves married by the Church and before God."

We guess the Bible’s emphasis on chastity outside of marriage and children born in wedlock alone no longer applies.

Meet the Christian couple who are threatening to divorce if gay marriage comes to Australia

Jensen goes on to argue that he and his wife believe that “marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God.” Well, said community is shifting. The world is changing its mind about what to privilege more: love and equality, or tradition.

And people who wish to participate in the new traditions, and in the institution of marriage (no less sacred now that it’s becoming wider, braver, kinder) may wish to keep up. 

Christian couple vows to divorce if gays allowed to wed

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