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To: NYer

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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To: napscoordinator
"This story is dumb anyway. Why didn’t just one guy go in and pay for the room."

That wasn't their goal. The point was to compel the owners to accept a fundamental violation of their religious beliefs. The objective was not to get a room but to exercise control over the owners of the B&B. From the article:

Bernie Quinn testified that Stonewall had written to the Bulls a month earlier “advising” them to change their policies or face possible legal action. Quinn said that the two men gave false information to book a room that they knew would be refused when they arrived at the guesthouse. Quinn said that Preddy had presented himself as “Mrs. Preddy” when asking to book a double room . . . . I assumed, going back to the phone call, that we were expecting a Mr. and Mrs. Preddy and what arrived was two gentlemen,” Quinn said.

25 posted on 01/18/2011 2:34:07 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: napscoordinator

They weren’t in London, they were in Cornwall, 200 miles away.


30 posted on 01/18/2011 3:05:56 PM PST by Mitch86
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