Now that Australia has legalized marriage equality, it’s a good time to check back in with the Christian bigots who vowed to get divorced if that ever happened since allowing gay people to marry would totally ruin their relationship… and they were determined to reach that conclusion one way or another.
Nick and Sarah Jensen made that promise in 2015, but their plan hit an early snag when critics pointed out that Australian law prohibited legal divorces when the couple still planned to live together and have children. The law required couples to be separated and live apart for a full year before the government will grant a divorce.
Last we heard, an Australian lawyer was offering them his services for free. But they never took him up on it.
Now we know why. The Jensens have finally issued a statement saying — wait for it — they’re no longer getting divorced. Or even trying to just to fake how badly they’re affected by the civil rights of other people.
His entire statement boils down to, “The state won’t let us get officially divorced since we’d still be living together, so stop bothering us.”
“My previous public comments regarding civil divorce never envisaged me separating from my wife, but rather our marriage from the state,” he said.
“The legislation currently makes it untenable for us to do this under the law. The point we were highlighting and that still stands however is the fact that a redefinition of marriage changes the agreement under which we were originally married.
“We will be making no further comment.”
That’s one hell of a way to try to get people off your back. The law was already in place when they made their idiotic statement years ago. The only thing that changed is that the Jensens are now laughingstocks, no one ever felt bad about their sham divorce, and they’ve become symbols of how Christians have no legitimate reasons to oppose marriage equality.
They can cry their fake Jesus tears all they want, but the rest of the country is moving forward without them and their hateful faith.
(Thanks to Gunnar for the link)