‘Morally Apocalyptic’: Albert Mohler Slams Angelina Jolie Lawyer Offering ‘Quickie’ Divorces Online

REUTERS/Lucas JacksonAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt ended their marriage in September 2016 after 12 years together.

Theologian Albert Mohler Jr. has slammed the acceptance of divorce as “morally apocalyptic” for America, criticizing an online “quickie divorce” initiative by a lawyer who has represented many famous celebrities.

“There can be no question that divorce has been morally apocalyptic for the United States and for other Western nations. But when you’re looking at divorce, the availability of online divorce does appear to be almost technologically and morally inevitable given the widespread acceptance of divorce in the culture,” Mohler, who is president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, said on Tuesday’s episode of “The Briefing.”

His remarks are in reference to a New York Times article published last week that details the It’s Over Easy website which offers divorce for couples starting at $750.

The website was founded by Beverly Hills-adjacent lawyer Laura Wasser, famous for representing some of the most popular celebrities in America, such as Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Jennifer Garner and Christina Aguilera, among others.

Jake Stango, the CEO of It’s Over Easy, explained that in traditional divorces, some partners fear that their soon-to-be ex-spouse has a better attorney than they do.

“This is gender agnostic. It’s something for everyone to use. And we’ve taken out the sense of competition,” Stango said.

The NYTimes article further outlines the company’s pricing tiers and includes Wasser’s response to people who suggest that she’s a “divorcemonger.”

“I say, ‘Nobody is going to hear about It’s Over Easy and get divorced because there’s a good online platform. Divorce is happening. I’m making it easier,” the lawyer argues. More: