Skip to comments.Catholic church sued by gay couple over Massachusetts real estate deal
Posted on 09/10/2012 1:39:50 PM PDT by NYer
A gay couple is suing the Catholic church in Massachusetts for allegedly refusing to sell them a mansion out of concern that they would host same-sex weddings at the site.
James Fairbanks and Alain Beret filed their discrimination lawsuit against the Catholic diocese of Worcester in county's superior court on Monday.
They allege that they were in negotiations to buy Oakhurst, a former retreat center in Northbridge, when church officials suddenly pulled out due to the possibility of same-sex marriage ceremonies being held there.
"I have lived quietly in the mainstream for nearly 60 years, and I expected to continue that," Beret told the Boston Globe. "But I will not continue that at the expense of my dignity."
Fairbanks and Beret said they inadvertently received an email sent from Thomas Sullivan, chancellor of the diocese of Worcester, to the church's broker. In the email Sullivan said he did not want to sell to the pair because of the "potentiality of gay marriages" at the house.
Sullivan contends that the email was taken out of context and says Fairbanks and Beret could not finance the purchase. He said he had only been told by the church's broker that Fairbanks and Beret planned to hold same-sex weddings there after the deal had fallen through.
"They didn't have the money, that was it," he told the Boston Globe.
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“....”I have lived quietly in the mainstream for nearly 60 years, and I expected to continue that,”...”
Hmmmmm, seems like a lawsuit wouldn’t quite keep you out of the mainstream. Seems like you could have simply purchased something else...where you could bottom-boink to your heart’s content.
Another case where gays seek out someone to refuse them, so they can get into litigation and make an example of them. Obnoxious as hell.
I don’t think they did anything wrong
There's nothing dignified about buggery, you perverted freak.
So let me get this straight .. they offered $1,000,000 for the property, could not get the financing and then offered $550,000 which was rejected. Sounds like these two were sending up a false flag and playing games to sue the Church.
New way of getting real estate -- sue the buyer if you don't have the $$ and say you are being discriminated against..
Gay extortion. I think this new method of buying property is going to be tried all over the country. Mark my words.
Sounds about right.