We’ve heard for years, from the Religious Right, how “sacred” marriage is, and how it must be “defended.” This talk has led to — among other things — the passage of the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996, and California’s Proposition 8. Listening to the rhetoric, one would think that “marriage” was literally under siege, soon to be killed on the field of battle in The Great Culture War by the hideous and evil forces of Secular Progressives.

The reality, however, is that — in spite of this extreme rhetoric in which one would think actual blood was being shed and the streets are littered with corpses — the defenders of marriage’s sanctity do not actually practice what they preach. Divorce is common among Christians; in fact, “born again Christians” are more likely to divorce than non-believers! Imagine that! (WebCite cached article.)

The most recent example of this particular phenomenon can be seen in the news that the wife of famous evangelical Christian preacher and faith-healer, Benny Hinn, has filed for divorce. The L.A. Now blog at the Los Angeles Times reports (WebCite cached article):

The wife of faith healer and televangelist Benny Hinn has filed for divorce in Orange County Superior Court.

Suzanne Hinn filed her divorce papers Feb. 1, according to the court website. Her attorney, Sorrell Trope, could not be reached for comment Thursday afternoon.

It’s nice to see, once again, how stunningly and obviously hypocritical these fundamentalist Christians are — in spite of the fact that they accept the Bible as the literally-true word of God, and in several places that same Bible explicitly and clearly condemns all forms of hypocrisy and forbids any and all Christians from ever engaging in it.

Hat tip: iReligion forum at Delphi Forums.

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