View Poll Results: Would you divorce your spouse to protest gay marriage?

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  • No, because we made a promise and I want to honor that

    3 23.08%
  • No, because I don't want to sin myself to make a political statement

    1 7.69%
  • No, because of the children

    3 23.08%
  • No, if for no other reason than practical ones, too much hassle

    3 23.08%
  • yes, even if that means not honoring my vows

    0 0%
  • yes, I think it is important enough, even if I sin to do so

    0 0%
  • yes, even if I have children, it would be worth it

    0 0%
  • yes, for practical reasons, I am sick and tired of my spouse

    1 7.69%
  • I would love to do it, but I am sacred of my missus

    1 7.69%
  • other, ..................... (please specify)

    9 69.23%
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Thread: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

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    Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    And with WTH, I mean what the hell

    Here is the story, 2 Australians who have been married for 10 years say they will divorce if the state allows same sex couples to get married.

    If you want to learn more about it, the story can be found here:

    Australian Couple Says They'll Get Divorced If Same-Sex Marriage Is Legalized

    But I do not understand them and maybe someone who is a Christian can explain it to me.

    They married in the Baptist church in Australia, in a religious ceremony in which they stood before the congregation and God and promised to stay together until death parts them.

    So, if the state allows gays and lesbians to marry, how does this invalidate your own religious promise in front of God, your minister and the congregation in such a manner that divorcing is the only option forward (which, and I have checked, the Baptist Church of Australia sees as a sin).

    And I just do not understand. They claim to be awesome Christians who hold their vows and marriage is the highest regard, but they want to commit a sin just to make a point?

    And how about the other sins?

    Living together and having sex outside of a marriage?

    Maybe having children out of wedlock?


    Are they not becoming sinners just to make a political point? How are you going to step up to the pearly gates and say that you got divorced just to make a point?

    Isn't that throwing away your own personal relation with god, your pastor and your friends, family and the rest of the congregation who you belong too? Is becoming a sinner for a purely political point really worth all of that.

    I just do not understand, but as said, I an atheist and I have gone to religious wedding. Attended because of the friendship and/or love I felt for these people, but the lighting to the candles, the praying in front of the altar, the separate prayer to the virgin Mary, the saying of the vows and the exchanging of the rings, are they not all meant to be joined in marriage eternally?

    So please, if someone could untangle this weird situation, I would be really appreciative.

    And no, this is not a slight against religious marriage or Christians/Muslims/Jewish/Hindi individuals but an honest confusion on my part how people can throw that religious marriage commitment out of the door, and live in sin, for nothing more than making a political point of view?
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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    For me it is easy, I am not married and I do not disapprove of gay marriage.
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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    It probably has more to do with getting 'crowd funding' than religion.

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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    It probably has more to do with getting 'crowd funding' than religion.
    I'm married and I could give a crap about gay marriage.
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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    I must admit that I am completely taken aback. Are you saying Australians get married? To each other? ****ing hell!










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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I must admit that I am completely taken aback. Are you saying Australians get married? To each other? ****ing hell!
    That is a shocker isn't it. Until today I believed they chugged beer until they were unable to walk straight and as soon as they met someone of the other sex they would build themselves a shack and waited for the kangaroo to bring them a baby in their pouch

    And yes, I have Australian family
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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    girls out west
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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    Yes, Australia does have an idiot or two living here!

    They won SBS's douche of the week award and have been the butt of many jokes here the last week or so.
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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Yes, Australia does have an idiot or two living here!

    They won SBS's douche of the week award and have been the butt of many jokes here the last week or so.
    Well, I can truly understand that. If you are so intolerant of other people being married that you threaten divorce, you are seriously morally challenged. Don't get me wrong, even though I think it is not a problem I am not saying that other people should not think that gay marriage is wrong. But there is angry and crazy, and this couple is crazy
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    Re: Australian couple threatens divorce if same sex marriage becomes a reality? WTH?

    No and it's on of the most dumb things I have ever heard of.
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