Bigots’ silly divorce stunt badly backfires

Bigots’ silly divorce stunt badly backfires

Since declaring their intention to divorce in protest against gay marriage, Nick Jensen and his wife Sarah, above, have learned that bigotry does not sit well with many Australians – including family and friends.

Among the first to speak out against the fundamentalist Christian couple’s intolerance was Nick Jensen’s older brother, Soren Jensen, who penned an open letter on Facebook disapproving of his sibling’s stance. In it he said:

I love and respect you brother. You speak from your truth and I speak from mine. And on this issue I believe you are wrong.

The time is now. This country is finally having an open debate on this issue, all voices should be heard, and then the obvious decision should be made.

It is time for Australia to join the rest of the world in embracing marriage equality. And my brother should too.

Now it’s being reported that a friend of the couple, Annie Hagar, has “brutally uninvited” the Jensens from her upcoming wedding.

Calling their stand a “flippant, fit-of-pique publicity stunt”, Hagar said:

My fiance and I have decided the best thing to do is to make sure Nick understands how little he and his twisted world view matters.

Couples all over the world of mixed race, mixed religion and now, at least in some countries, the same sex, enjoy a married life their forebears could not have dreamt would one day happen — and Nick and Sarah’s sham divorce will have zero impact on their lives. None.

Hagar then pointed out that getting a divorce in Australia isn’t as easy as jumping “back over their broomstick”.

Google ‘divorce in Australia’, and in three clicks you’ll know that to apply for divorce you have to prove that you have been separated for 12 months, and there is no reasonable likelihood of resuming married life.

While you can live under the same roof and still be considered ‘separated’, you need to provide evidence that married life has broken down irreparably.

Given that Nick and Sarah have as publicly as possible said they’re going to still refer to each other as ‘husband’ and ‘wife’, are going to try to have more children together and that for all intents and purposes, their lives will continue unchanged as a de facto couple, I’m pretty confident they have zero chance of getting a divorce.

She then put the boot in, saying:

I don’t want you anywhere near my wedding. You and your views are not welcome, because you’re right – the institution we’re marrying into isn’t the same one you think you’re in.

9 responses to “Bigots’ silly divorce stunt badly backfires”

  1. Broga says:

    Dear me, fancy that. So Nick and Sarah have not been deluged with admiration for their stunt. I think this pair of out of control narcissists were so wrapped up in what they took to be their own virtue that they expected the world to revere them. Instead they find themselves pushed to the edge of even their own society.

    There is hope here. Tolerance spreads its welcome wings.

  2. Stephen Mynett says:

    By the sound of it two really clued up and nice people and I don’t mean the two in the photograph.
    This was always a silly and childish stunt but I hope that it now may the two bigots and others like them think a bit.

  3. AgentCormac says:

    Maybe they should give this some serious thought. Billy Connolly at his most insightful:

  4. John the Drunkard says:

    Gad! They’re making a mockery of the sacred institution of Divorce.

    Which has ‘always’ been a division between a Man and a Woman (in that order) who’s marriage has actually gone south. NOT a place for crybaby gestures by privileged twits.

  5. sailor1031 says:

    They do understand that once divorced – and they can only get a civil divorce, christian religions grant no divorces (“what doG has joined together etc, etc, etc”) – there can be no more sexual activity between them. They both look too young to foreswear sex forever but under their own religious rules that’s what it would have to be; they can’t remarry since they will be divorced, they can’t have sex with other people (fornication or adultery), they can’t have sex with each other (fornication) they can’t have sex with themselves (masturbation etc)……….and nobody in the whole wide world gives a rat’s ass anyway. These spoilt children need to grow up.

  6. Angela_K says:

    All this loony couple have achieved by this childish stunt is to show the World what mindless cretins they and their supporters are.

  7. dennis says:

    these sheeple are no different than the other virus infected sheeple of religion. the world headed but down a long murderous road with christians and muslims brandishing their weapons of compliance.

  8. carlynot says:

    They can’t divorce! They were made for each other.