The owners of a now-closed bed and breakfast in southern B.C. must pay more than $4,000 for refusing a room to a homosexual couple.
The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ordered Susan and Les Molnar to compensate Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie for injury to dignity and selfrespect after their reservation was cancelled at the Riverbend Bed and Breakfast in Grand Forks, about 500 kilometres east of Vancouver.
The Molnars admitted to accepting the reservation in June 2009, but cancelled it minutes later, after confirming Thomas and Eadie are gay.
According to the Molnars, such a lifestyle is contrary to their Christian beliefs and unacceptable in the business they operated as a ministry, with some profits going to the local Mennonite church.
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Some people would be happy reading this. Others, like me, are not!
For now, lets leave the issue of the gay lifestyle being sinful, aside... even if it is. Sinful, I mean.
Let's just address this article from another point of view.
Hmmm... let's think about the fact that we are supposed to be living in a free society. Freedom to worship, freedom of speech, and all freedoms that my dad and others like him fought for during WW2, when he served our country and indeed the world.
Let me ask you something.
If I don't like seafood, does this mean that sooner or later, our government is going to allow someone to sue me, because I won't serve seafood at my dinner table? Or, how about broccoli? Or, cheese? Or, whatever?
What if I don't want someone to come visit me, because they tend to drink alcohol and I don't like the fact that they sneak into my bathroom to drink in privacy? Will someone sue me, because I don't want that person to visit at my home?
What if someone is covered in mud and I don't really want them to enter my vehicle. Does this mean lawsuit?
If no, then why on earth should I or anyone else be forced to do something they don't want to do. Yes, I'm referring to this couple who were gainfully sued by a gay couple.
What's wrong with this picture?
Since when does society dictate what a person can or cannot do, when we have freedom of choice, desire and speech?
If this is representative of our new society and it's laws, does this mean that I can sue our Prime Minister for not inviting me to Sunday dinner?
I find this utterly frustrating.
And, when I think of how many of our service people risk their lives daily, for our freedom, and knowing some make the ultimate sacrifice, it literally makes me ill thinking about how our freedom of choice is being eroded. All due to sin! Sin that's being accepted in today's society!
Especially since God told us in Deuteronomy 30:19, "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:"
Yes, God told gave us free will, and told us that we can choose blessings or curses. This has been the traditional lifestyle of freedom, here in Canada. Freedom of choice. Well, at least it was...
Until next time...
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