Couple may divorce over gay unions
Nick Jensen, who heads a crackpot Christian organisation in Australia, has threatened to divorce his wife if same-sex unions are legalised Down Under.
Jensen, pictured above with his wife, is the director of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute, that exists to foster:
A greater appreciation of the relevance of a Christian worldview to public policy.
Jensen writes that he and his wife Dr Sarah Jensen have just celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary.
But later this year, we may be getting a divorce. The reason has nothing to do with the state of our marriage. We were married at 21 after being high-school sweethearts for several years before that.
So what’s their possible divorce all about then?
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.
The bigot added:
When we signed that official-looking marriage certificate 10 years ago at Tuggeranong Baptist Church, we understood that the state was endorsing marriage, as currently defined, as the fundamental social institution – with all that this implied.
But if this is no longer the case, then we no longer wish to be associated with this new definition. Marriage is sacred and what is truly “marriage” will only ever be what it has always been.
Ooops! Sorry, he’s not a bigot.
This has been a big decision for my wife and I. Some will accuse of us being bigoted or too hateful to share. But this couldn’t be further from our intentions.
The truth is, ‘marriage’ is simply too important. It is a sacred institution, ordained by God. It has always been understood to be that exclusive relationship where one man and one woman become ‘one flesh’. Any attempt to change the definition of marriage by law is not something in which we are able to partake.
Hat tip: Trevor Blake