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1 posted on 01/18/2011 1:37:34 PM PST by NYer
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In an interesting twist, one of Britain’s most prominent homosexualist campaigners, Peter Tatchell, has warned this week against “criminalization” of Christian opinion. Tatchell, a political libertarian, writing in a column for Pink News, the country’s leading homosexualist news source, referred to the recent arrest of Christian street preacher Dale Mcalpine, who was taken into custody for expressing his religious opinion that homosexual acts are sinful.

“Freedom of speech is one of the hallmarks of a civilized society. Mr. Mcalpine’s views were homophobic, but the fact that he was treated as a criminal for expressing them, shocked me… Mr. Mcalpine was neither aggressive, threatening nor intimidating. He did not incite violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people…”

Tatchell contrasted this with the speeches of Islamic extremists who have “advocated killing gay people and ‘unchaste’ women” and have “heaped hatred and abuse on Jews and Hindus.” Tatchell relates that when he organized a counter-protest at one rally of nearly 6000 Islamic extremists, he and the five members of his group were arrested, but only after they were threatened with death by the Muslims at the rally.

Ping!

2 posted on 01/18/2011 1:38:57 PM PST by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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How much you want to bet that there are gay-only and Muslim-only B&B’s in that country?


3 posted on 01/18/2011 1:39:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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In a way I don’t blame them. Maybe they’re the normal kind of gay people but what if they’re the kind that’re up to all kinds of mischief? Up til all hours of the night inviting “friends” over. To my little Bed & Breakfast? I’ll take the fine. It’s probably cheaper!


4 posted on 01/18/2011 1:39:58 PM PST by exist
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Under recently passed equalities laws, civil partners must be treated the same as couples in natural marriages.

... as opposed to unnatural marriages?

5 posted on 01/18/2011 1:42:50 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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The fagots in question.
6 posted on 01/18/2011 1:43:08 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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>> It is illegal in Britain for guesthouse keepers to refuse to allow two homosexual men to share a bed in their homes

What the hell happened to keeping the damn govt out of the bedroom?


7 posted on 01/18/2011 1:45:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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See these threads for more:
8 posted on 01/18/2011 1:45:45 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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They’re lucky they weren’t fined fifteen MILLION euros. Here it would be that much by the time the lawyers got through with them.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 1:46:27 PM PST by Twinkie (LEFTIST FREE SPEECH GOOD. - CONSERVATIVE FREE SPEECH BAD.)
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The “elites” have determined that we shall not be Christians.

We are going to have to bring them down.


11 posted on 01/18/2011 1:48:14 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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I just wonder how a Muslim Bed and Breakfast would have re-acted? Would have been treated in court? With all the pandering that is done in the name of PC, perhaps their wishes for THEIR OWN HOME would have been honored.


18 posted on 01/18/2011 2:11:49 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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So, how would they rule if a muslim couple turned down a gay couple.

UK? You deserve what you get.


19 posted on 01/18/2011 2:15:41 PM PST by Terry Mross (I voted for McCain and WASTED my vote.)
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This story is dumb anyway. Why didn’t just one guy go in and pay for the room. Or better yet there are tons of hotels in London that don’t give a crap about gays staying at their hotels. I wonder when they called for the room if the gays said anything about staying in the same room. I bet the owners never said that they were Christian over the phone either. This could have been settled over the phone during registration.


23 posted on 01/18/2011 2:21:21 PM PST by napscoordinator
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Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

26 posted on 01/18/2011 2:46:19 PM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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