Well, isn't this special! Religious hypocrisy is not just in American politics, meet Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero III from the Philippines. The Philippines is a strong Catholic nation and Divorce is not legal in this country. Senator Escudero stands firm on that belief and so, after 13 years of marriage and 2 kids later, Escudero had his marriage - annulled.
“What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.”
So No Divorce for the citizens of the Philippines.
But to be a good Catholic, don't call it a divorce but an annulment. God hates Divorce but gives a thumbs up on Annulments. Try to wrap your head around that!
And of course, in order to get an annulment, it will be quite costly. So the rich and powerful can obtain an annulment easily leaving the poor, the disenfranchised and the non-Catholics of the Philippines to be forced to stay with their chosen spouse.
Here is a good example of the insanity when politics is wrapped around religion (aka. theocracy). And how only the elite and powerful gets to twist these theocratic laws to benefit themselves but not to the citizens of the state.
Hmmmm, this may not be the US but certainly Escudero's politics are aligned with our teaparty Republican politicians!