Hate threats, lawsuit for not hosting homosexuals

Friday, October 5, 2012
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

The owners of a bed and breakfast in England who declined to rent a room to a same-sex couple because of their Christian beliefs have been overwhelmed with hate messages after being sued by the homosexuals.

Mike and Suzanne Wilkinson of Cambridgeshire are awaiting the court's decision on the lawsuit. Mike Judge of The Christian Institute spoke to a BBC reporter, who asked if the Wilkinsons were perhaps out of touch with the popular view on homosexuality in Britain.

Judge, Mike (The Christian Institute)"We shouldn't be in the business of closing down businesses or forcing them out of public life because they might hold a belief that other people don't like," Judge responds.

"And I don't think they are out of touch because actually this Christian couple has had e-mails from homosexuals themselves who say, 'Actually, we don't want to impose our lifestyle on your lifestyle. We support the stand that you've made and we regret the fuss that's been caused over this.'"

At the same time, the Wilkinsons have received a rash of hate messages, including death threats. Judge finds it difficult to believe that Christians cannot opt out of serving homosexuals.

"Abortion is legal in Britain and women are allowed to get an abortion up to 24 weeks, but we still allow doctors to opt out if they wish to," he describes. "And schools have to provide religious assemblies for children in state schools, but atheist teachers can opt out if they want to, and the world doesn't fall apart."

Only Christians are not allowed to opt out because of their beliefs, he points out.

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