Skip to comments.Christian B&B owners ordered to pay gay couple $4,500 in damages
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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Maybe did not want to be grossed out by the stains on the sheets?
Sorry, the cat made me do it................
pecker tracks gross
Should have mentioned that the event with the Cepicas was in 2000.
People should be allowed to discriminate based on people’s behavior and choices.
Should allow them to stay a night but put bedbugs, poison oak rubbings and other vermin in the sheets. Then close up.
You forgot the ground Habernero pepper...
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.
“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.
You can’t discriminate, if you are CHRISTIAN, but would a gay B&B be able to DISCRIMINATE against STRAIGHTS?
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.
Hate filled homos for the Hell of it.
It sounds like a gay conspiracy to ruin the B&B industry. I bet the queers are overjoyed by the damage they are doing.
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?
Good advice. What’s a good boiler plate story?
In this case, “the heater/AC/water is broken.” And if necessary break it.
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?
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).
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