More than 160,000 people plan to throw a massive party the day a Christian couple files for divorce if Australia adopts marriage equality later this year.
Last week, Nick Jensen and his wife Sarah announced their plans to dissolve their 10 year union if gays are allowed to get married Down Under.
“Our view is that marriage is a fundamental order of creation. Part of God’s intimate story for human history,” Nick Jensen wrote in a very poorly-received op-ed published by the Canberra CityNews. “By changing the definition of marriage, ‘marriage’ will, in years to come, have an altogether different sense and purpose. We no longer wish to be associated with this new definition.”
Now, a Facebook event page has been created celebrating the Jensen’s impending divorce.
The party is being hosted by one Jesse Mount, who writes: “I invite everyone who supports marriage equality to come celebrate the DIVORCE of Nick & Sarah Jensen!”
“They have decided that being married together in a country where it’s legal for a man and a man to marry, or a woman and a woman, is just too horrible,” the invitation continues. “They’d much rather be divorced and I think we should all support and celebrate in their decision when the date finally does come.”
This is a good time to remember the opposite couples actually took a very different and positive stand, refusing to marry until their LGBT friends and family were allowed the same rights and responsibilities under the law.
So far, nearly 165,000 people have RSVP’d to the celebration, which is tentatively scheduled for September 1. That’s only a placeholder, however, until the legislation actually goes through.
Mr. and Mrs. Jensen, if you’re reading, please let us know where we should send flowers.