The Christian owners of a bed and breakfast in Cornwall England turned away a gay couple in 2008 because they did not ever permit non-married couples (including straight non-married couples) to share a room.
In September 2008, a gay couple booked a double room but they were turned away when the hotel realized the booking had not been made by a heterosexual, married couple.
The B&B website reportedly states their policy clearly, saying, “Please note that as Christians we have a deep regard for marriage (being the union of one man to one woman for life to the exclusion of all others). Therefore, although we extend to all a warm welcome to our home, our double bedded accommodation is not available to unmarried couples.”
Now, what did this bring them?
Mounting legal bills, they lost their listing with hotel database Visit England, death threats, vandalism, hackers filling their website with porn, vandals removing the wheels from their car, and a dead rabbit nailed to their fence.
Now, the couple is selling their business.
And some people still think that the tolerance fascists are going to leave the Catholic Church alone?
Me? I’m buying stock in dead rabbits.