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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Are you ready for the American apocalypse? We are on the brink of major cataclysm, folks. It could be the Rapture, it could be Hillary’s Reich, or it could be Two Women Adopting A Child. These are the Last Days, and everyone wants the Last Word. It’s “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Nick and Sarah Jensen

JensensLike a toddler who would rather break his toy than share it, an Australian couple say that they plan to divorce if same-sex marriage is legalized in their country.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald Nick and Sarah Jensen believe that expanding the definition of marriage to include gay couples somehow diminishes or threatens “the sacred nature of the union and leaves the door open to polygamy.”

“My wife and I, as a matter of conscience, refuse to recognise the government’s regulation of marriage if its definition includes the solemnisation of same sex couples,” Nick Jensen wrote in an open letter.

Despite the fact they’re willing to end a 10-year marriage to make a point, the Herald reports that their marriage is apparently healthy.

But I suppose that while there are opponents of marriage equality literally threatening to take up arms, the Jensens’ peaceable protest-separation comes off as a comparatively sane response.

Via Raw Story

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