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Christian B&B owners ordered to pay gay couple $4,500 in damages
LifeSiteNews ^ | July 19, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine

Posted on 07/24/2012 8:13:50 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

GRAND FORKS, British Columbia - Christian owners of a bed and breakfast in British Columbia have been ordered to pay around $4,500 in damages after they refused to rent a room to a homosexual couple.

Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie had reserved a room at the Riverbend B&B in Grand Forks in June 2009, but owners Les and Susan Molnar cancelled the reservation after realizing they were homosexual.

“To allow a gay couple to share a bed in my Christian home would violate my Christian beliefs and would cause me and my wife great distress,” Lee explained in tribunal documents.

Thomas and Eadie filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, which ruled in their favour on Tuesday. Tribunal member Enid Marion ordered the Molnars to “cease and desist the discriminatory conduct,” though they closed the B&B down in September 2009 as a result of the incident.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; bb; christian; homosexualagenda; lawsuit; ruling; workplace
Similar event happened with the B&B owners Dagmar and Arnost Cepica on Prince Edward Island. They also paid a fine and closed their business.
1 posted on 07/24/2012 8:14:04 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
“To allow a gay couple to share a bed in my Christian home would violate my Christian beliefs and would cause me and my wife great distress,”

Maybe did not want to be grossed out by the stains on the sheets?

Sorry, the cat made me do it................

2 posted on 07/24/2012 8:18:40 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: doorgunner69

pecker tracks gross


3 posted on 07/24/2012 8:20:09 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Should have mentioned that the event with the Cepicas was in 2000.


4 posted on 07/24/2012 8:20:30 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Mitt Romney is a handbasket driver. I refuse to ride.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

People should be allowed to discriminate based on people’s behavior and choices.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 8:22:49 PM PDT by TheDon (The Democrat Party, the party of the KKK (tm))
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Should allow them to stay a night but put bedbugs, poison oak rubbings and other vermin in the sheets. Then close up.


6 posted on 07/24/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86
Should allow them to stay a night but put bedbugs, poison oak rubbings and other vermin in the sheets

You forgot the ground Habernero pepper...

7 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:00 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: steve86

Like.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 8:31:28 PM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

A lesson can be learned here. If you are an employer or proprietor of a business and find yourself in the position to deny someone a job, a room, etc, never ever disclose the real reasons why. Always have a boilerplate story researsed and ready to go for when the lawyers show up.


9 posted on 07/24/2012 8:34:42 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

“Thomas and Eadie filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, which ruled in their favour on Tuesday.”

My former sh&thole province of BC. Same kangaroo court which ruled against Limbaugh host Mark Steyn.


10 posted on 07/24/2012 8:42:22 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

You can’t discriminate, if you are CHRISTIAN, but would a gay B&B be able to DISCRIMINATE against STRAIGHTS?


11 posted on 07/24/2012 8:46:49 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: TheDon

Exactly. There is such a thing as freedom of association, which includes freedom to disassociate. I’d flip the bastards the finger before I gave them a cent.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 8:51:15 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Hate filled homos for the Hell of it.


13 posted on 07/24/2012 9:06:31 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

It sounds like a gay conspiracy to ruin the B&B industry. I bet the queers are overjoyed by the damage they are doing.


14 posted on 07/24/2012 9:06:39 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands; wardaddy

Rand Paul and Barry Goldwater were right. The Civil Rights Act was an enormous overreach. It should have been limited to government-imposed discrimination. Period.

wardaddy: Your opinion please?

15 posted on 07/24/2012 9:06:51 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: SpaceBar
A lesson can be learned here. If you are an employer or proprietor of a business and find yourself in the position to deny someone a job, a room, etc, never ever disclose the real reasons why. Always have a boilerplate story researsed and ready to go for when the lawyers show up.

One of my friends practices this tactic for his rental apartment units he owns.
16 posted on 07/24/2012 9:16:50 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: Nowhere Man

Good advice. What’s a good boiler plate story?


17 posted on 07/24/2012 9:33:56 PM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: MNDude

In this case, “the heater/AC/water is broken.” And if necessary break it.


18 posted on 07/24/2012 10:49:09 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: re_nortex
Rand Paul and Barry Goldwater were right. The Civil Rights Act was an enormous overreach. It should have been limited to government-imposed discrimination. Period.

How about William Buckley? I remember a remark of his about school bussing ( remember school bussing ? ) saying words to the effect that many were thinking that this had crossed some kind of line, "but there are those of us that thought this line had been crossed a long time ago." That remark was an epiphany for me.

And by the way, what about school bussing? There were all these court imposed plans and giant upheavels, and the whole thing just faded away, lost to the memory of the public, the courts, and everybody. What does that tell you about the rule of law?

19 posted on 07/24/2012 10:55:52 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: All

Actually, Mark Steyn won his case before the BC Human Rights Tribunal ... the case was so weak that even they could not rule for the complainants. They tried the case in BC after Ontario’s tribunal refused to hear it.

Anyway, this is one of the many reasons to oppose same sex marriage rights, you can expect all sorts of legal interference in small business and religious freedoms to follow (as we have seen in Canada).


20 posted on 07/24/2012 11:33:05 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (E pluribus biden)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

“There is such a thing as freedom of association, “

Not in Canada where this took place. Americans should be vigilant about protecting our Bill of Rights. They are priceless.


21 posted on 07/25/2012 12:19:31 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: TheDon

The Freedom of Association should be nearly absolute.


22 posted on 07/25/2012 3:21:20 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: SpaceBar
A lesson can be learned here. If you are an employer or proprietor of a business and find yourself in the position to deny someone a job, a room, etc, never ever disclose the real reasons why. Always have a boilerplate story researsed and ready to go for when the lawyers show up.

For pharmacists who may be compelled to provide abortion drugs and object to doing so, there are a couple of options. (1) They can carry the drug, as required, but close for the day any time they are presented with a morally repugnant prescription, "sorry, not feeling well enough to take any more prescriptions, I'll try to get those I have filled before we close," or after spilling the contents from the pill bottle. (2) "oops, I had it in stock as required by law but dropped my remaining supply on the floor, perhaps you could go elsewhere." It would be better if pharmacists and all free Americans could be honest, and stand up for their rights even if it means jail, but the far left would just give their money to the baby killers and the media would refuse to cover the story honestly. You do what you can.

As an employer (former, I no longer have employees), I stopped trying to provide helpful suggestions to job applicants years ago. You might help a few people, but if you say anything you'll lose to the parasites.

23 posted on 07/25/2012 3:49:45 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Gee when I was protesting Hillary at a Costco
(which I was a member), I was told that they could refuse service to me if I protested inside the Costco.


24 posted on 07/25/2012 3:52:58 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: re_nortex

Yes, and Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell would agree that government imposed discrimination was the problem. Once the government can force you to do business (or not do business) with certain people, it can expand that dictate to any number of groups or kinds of people. Freedom of association means what it says, or it should.

As for minorities not being able to eat at restaurants, etc. that would not happen (except where government prohibited businesses from serving certain people, as with Jim Crow laws). Business owners who pursued such a policy on their own would soon find themselves out of business. The free market is the best promoter of equal opportunity.

The same should apply to hiring and firing employees. Let the market work!


25 posted on 07/25/2012 7:47:28 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: ExCTCitizen

There was a bed and breakfast in 2004 that would not permit guests who voted for Bush (or had Bush bumper stickers) to stay there. The “discrimination codes” do not include politics so they were within their right. Same for the bidnesses that rejected conservatives (there were some software firms that said they would deny employment on this basis).

The Hollywood blacklist against subversive Communists in allegiance with Stalin’s Soviet Union was somehow considered a “bad” thing (even though Hollywood studios circumvented the blacklist by using pseudonyms and ghost writer credits). When it happens to Christian owned restaurants and those who voted GOP, it’s “a good moral stance”.


26 posted on 07/25/2012 11:36:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: MNDude
Good advice. What’s a good boiler plate story?

Well, he rents apartments so what he does is on his desk, he has a few "dummy" applications filled out and ready to go. If someone comes in to apply for an apartment and if he gets "bad vibes" he says, "well, here is an application(s) here for the unit, I'm waiting on their deposits and if I don't get them in a few days, I'll give you a call and let you know if you can rent it or not." I'm sure you can use ad tailor that trick for whatever suits you.
27 posted on 07/25/2012 10:12:27 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: SpaceBar

Bingo.. have a lie prepared beforehand.


28 posted on 07/25/2012 10:14:01 PM PDT by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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