"that" b&b case
I had planned a different blog post today but this news item just burns me so I have to post.
Before I go any further: these are my views and opinions, I represent no one but me.
A christian couple running a b&b, in 2008, refused to allow a gay couple in a civil partnership to share a bedroom. They were taken to court and today found guilt of discrimination and fined. They were defended by a christian group saying they are victims of discrimination due to their faith. The case will no doubt come up for appeal but that's how it stands today.
- I do not think it's right for anyone to discriminate by gender, sexuality, race, religion, size, disability or anything else.
- I hate the fact that the media are making this look like an issue between the LGB community and Christians. What about gay Christians?
- Many Christians, me included, have gay friends and believe God loves us ALL no matter what our sexuality.
- they broke the law, sorry but that's what the law is for!
- I don't think that Christians are discriminated against in the UK. I really think we need to be more open about our faith and confident about our beliefs, but that has to be balanced to cover the broad spectrum of Christian perspectives. I think the media creates problems with this.
Right, those are my views. Feel free to discuss.