UK: Homosexual hate crimes drive Christian couple out of business

Posted on | September 25, 2013 by J.C. von Krempach, J.D. |

While the gay lobby continues pushing for the  new “anti-discrimination” legislation at EU level, it becomes increasingly clear that the predominant purpose of such legislation would be for gay bigots to bully and harass all the rest of society.

EU law makers should take a close look at the United Kingdom, where the owners of a Bed & Breakfast have to pay a high price for having refused a twin bed room to gay couple Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy. Hazelmary and Peter Bull, who run Chymorvah Hotel at Marazion, Cornwall, have also faced death threats over their decision to in 2008 have no option but to sell their beloved home and business after failing to attract enough custom and paying their legal costs after high profile court cases over the issue.

No way forward: Hazelmary and Peter Bull say they can't face another winter like last year when they went 'cold and hungry' because of money worries (copyright: the Daily Mail)

But it is not only the lost court case that forces them to close their business. According to a report in the Daily Mail, the Bulls have gone through a year of organised hate crime from mostly anonymous enforcers of the new moral order. They have received death threats, vandalism and had their website corrupted with pornography  They have had the bolts removed from the wheels of their car and most recently found a dead rabbit nailed to their fence all over the issue of who they allow to stay in their guesthouse.

Isn’t it strange how legislation that purportedly aims to promote “tolerance” is actually used to bully and harass, and to destroy the economic and social existence of an elderly couple whose sole “mistake” was to believe in the sanctity of marriage? And isn’t it revelatory how the gay community, who are so squeamish about so-called “hate crimes” of which they claim to be victims, appear to be the most active haters of all?

In the EU, the debate over the proposed “Anti-Discrimination Directive” is far from over. However, the probable effects of such legislation can now be studied in the UK: it would effectively cancel out contractual liberty for all and everyone. At that is nothing less than an assault on liberty at large, given that the conclusion of contracts is one of the most important ways in which people interact socially. Limitations of the freedom of contract can therefore only be justified where otherwise people would be cut off from goods and services of primary necessity. But this was not the case here: firstly, it is not a primary necessity for homosexual couples to spend a weekend in a given B&B in Cornwall. Secondly, there were plenty of other hotels in the area that would have accomodated them. Thirdly, there was no risk for them to spend the night in the cold, given that even the owners of the Chymorvah hotel would have accomodated them, albeit in two single rooms.

So, what is this all about? The true purpose of this type of legislation is not to guarantee access to life-necessary goods and services, but to provide a legal basis for bigotry and bullying. And the bigots and bullys that use it are the gay community.

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