A Christian couple in Australia has
pledged to divorce if gay and lesbian couples are allowed to marry.
Sarah and Nick Jensen said in a
lengthy public letter that they would divorce if lawmakers
approve a proposed bill that would allow gay couples to marry in
Nick Jensen, director of the Lachlan
Macquarle Institute, which fosters “a greater appreciation of the
relevance of a Christian worldview in public policy,” said that his
high school sweetheart is the only woman he has ever loved, but that
the law's change would force them to seek a divorce after 10 years of
“As Christians, we believe marriage
is not a human invention,” Jensen
said in the letter.
“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
Jensen added the he will remain with
his wife, married in God's view.