Christian Married Couple Says They'll Divorce If Gay Marriage Is Legalized
Austraiian married couple Nick and Sarah Jensen have apparently been happily married for ten years, but that could all change if Australia legalizes same-sex marriage. Why? Because in an op-ed piece for Canberra City News, the couple reveals that they will divorce if same-sex marriage is legalized.
According to their op-ed, their decision won't change much for them:
You see, 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.
And apparently the couple won't lose any of the tax advantages that presumably come with marriage in Australia. They write:
It’s worth saying that our decision is not as extreme as it may seem. We will still benefit from the same tax and legal provisions of the state’s “de facto” laws.
We're not entirely sure how that works, but sure. So the million dollar question:
So why do this? It will certainly complicate our lives as we try to explain our marital status on the sidelines during Saturday sport. The reason, however, is that, as Christians, we believe marriage is not a human invention.
Our view is that marriage is a fundamental order of creation. Part of God’s intimate story for human history. Marriage is the union of a man and a woman before a community in the sight of God. And the marriage of any couple is important to God regardless of whether that couple recognises God’s involvement or authority in it.
My wife and I, as a matter of conscience, refuse to recognise the government’s regulation of marriage if its definition includes the solemnisation of same sex couples.
Awesome. Well, you know what, we say make sure your conscience is clear. Divorce. Please don't let us stop you.
We'll just do what makes us happy and you do what helps you sleep at night--and what has absolutely no effect on us at all. Sound good?
Thoughts on this crazy pair?
(H/T: The Gaily Grind)