No...this story isn't from The Onion! And I checked the calendar, it's not April 1.
This is actually the lead story from the front page of WorldNetDaily! The far right "news" site that, I guess, expects us to take their views seriously. Or expects their regular readers to do so. Or expects "Christians" to do so. Or something...
Same-sex marriage called last straw prompting plan for 1 state to secede
By Joe Kovacs
ę 2004 WorldNetDaily.com
Calling the approval of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts "the straw that broke the camel's back," a group of Christian activists is in the beginning stages of an effort to have one state secede from the United States to become its own sovereign nation.
"Our Christian republic has declined into a pagan democracy," says Cory Burnell, president of ChristianExodus.org, a non-profit corporation based in Tyler, Texas. "There are some issues people just can't take anymore, and [same-sex marriage] might finally wake up the complacent Christians."
Burnell is leading the charge for a peaceful secession of one state from the union, and after originally considering Alabama, Mississippi and South Carolina due to their relatively small populations, coastal access, and the Christian nature of the electorate, Burnell says South Carolina has been selected as the target location.
What a surprise this group would come out of Texas?! And Texans had such an unblemished reputation up till now!
There's more to the story than what I quoted...Go read it. It's short, and doesn't have too many big words.