It was not just their business, it was their home.
Regardless of where you fall on homosexual issues, the right of people to have opinions and values contrary to yours, and not be punished by the court system because of them, is crucial for the overall health of a free society.
Pub owners, restaurants and hotel chains in the UK frequently discriminate against political groups with whom they disagree, which is their right. The same right should be allowed for people who believe that homosexuality (for whatever the reason) is not a part of their value system.
This ruling by the court is an outrage, there is not a lack of facilities that could cater to the needs of the homosexual couple, what they wanted to do is ‘force’ their lifestyle on them, as do the adherents of sharia driven Islam do on the greater non-Islamic society.
I see no difference between the actions of the two said groups in this instance, both involve the protected pet projects of the Left complaining about ‘discrimination’ by Christian B&B owners who end up losing their livelihood because of it.
Christian B&B owners lose Supreme Court appeal: forced to sell business after gay couple complains
BY HILARY WHITE
- Thu Nov 28, 2013 17:06 EST
LONDON, November 28, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Peter and Hazelmary Bull, the Christian hoteliers fined for refusing a single room to two homosexual men in September 2008, have lost their appeal to the UK’s Supreme Court, with the court ruling that their company policy was “discriminatory.”
Despite the fact that the couple proved that their policy applied equally to any unmarried couples, and not just homosexuals, all five judges ruled the Bulls’ policy to be a case of illegal discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, and dismissed their appeal. Two of the judges said the discrimination was “indirect,” but unjustified.
The elderly couple said they were “deeply disappointed and saddened” at the decision that has “reinforced the notion that gay rights must trump everything else.”
They have said that they have been the victims of an ongoing hate campaign, including threats and abusive phone calls and emails, vandalism of their home and car. The Christian Institute reports that wheel nuts were removed from the couple’s car “and recently a dead rabbit was nailed to their fence”. The website of the business was recently hacked and replaced with pornography.
Mrs. Bull told the Christian Institute in September that they had no choice but to sell their business, having gone hungry and without heating last winter in their struggle to make mortgage payments.
“We’re just ordinary Christians who believe in the importance of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” Mrs. Bull said in a statement after the verdict.