A Canberra couple have vowed to get a divorce, ending their “sacred” 10-year union, if Australia legalizes same-sex marriage.
Nick and Sarah Jensen say widening the definition of marriage to include same-sex couples threatens the sacred nature of the union and leaves the door open to polygamy, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
The couple posed on the cover of the latest Canberra City News, where Nick Jensen writes of the couple’s decision to end their marriage under the headline, “Gay law change may force us to divorce.”
“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 recognizes God’s involvement or authority in it.
“My wife and I, as a matter of conscience, refuse to recognize the government’s regulation of marriage if its definition includes the solemnization of same sex couples.
Nick Jensen goes on to explain the divorce plan, where the couple will still live together, have more kids, and refer to each other as husband and wife, but will legally end their marriage because they believe “marriage is not a human invention.”
Jensen concluded his article saying he and his wife “know we are not alone” in their decision to divorce in protest of marriage equality.
Article continues belowNick Jensen is director of the Lachlan Macquarie Institute, which partners with the Australian Christian Lobby to offer scholarships designed to develop a Christian worldview and foster leaders in government policy.