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But The British B&B Owners (Who Denied a Room to a Gay Couple) Have Gay Friends!

This week we met Michael Black and John Morgan, the gay British couple denied a room at the Swiss Bed and Breakfast in Cookham after the owners spotted The Homosexuals pulling up together. But Mike and Susanne Wilkinson, the lovely Christian couple who owns the picturesque venue, are the real victims here: people are threatening them with violence!

The Wilksinons say it’s their religious beliefs that prohibit them from accommodating a couple of gays with a desire for kitschy wallpaper patterns and shared cheese spreads at the breakfast nook. But it’s not like they just wanted to throw them out: “I would have offered them two single rooms but we were fully booked as it was a Friday night,” says Susanne. “I have nothing against gay people and we have some friends who are gay. If they want to do that then it is up to them but I object to it under my roof.”

They can object to it in court; Black and Morgan plan on suing.

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On:           Mar 25, 2010
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  • 24 Comments
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones
      Mr. Enemabag Jones

      we have some friends who are gay

      How come we never see them with their friends?

      Mar 25, 2010 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      If you have “NOTHING” against gay people, then you wouldn’t have treated them differently. you must obviously have “SOMETHING” against them or nothing like this would have happened. Bigot.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 11:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      I am SO weary of that oh-so-Christian line.

      Gay owners of B & B’s should flip the script and deny Christian couples in same fashion. The couple would be allowed to rent two single rooms if they choose, but staying together would be offensive to our equality-loving sensibilities.

      Oh, how they would squeal discrimination. But fuck ‘em. Because real Christians wouldn’t be overly concerned [or, obsessed] with what two clearly grown-ass adults are doing on the B & B’s patchwork quilts — but since we can not distinguish between real ones and fake ones, deny them all.

      In the meantime, we can be sure this establishment that won’t have to worry about being “fully booked” anymore.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cassandra
      Cassandra

      Taylor Siluwé

      You are just as much of a bigot with your derogatory characterization of Christians.

      Remember, homophobes only hate about 10% of humanity, but atheists hate 90%.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      We sinners don’t hate all Christians, Cassandra …

      … just kooky trolly ones like yourself, who self-righteously claim to be victims while actively victimizing.

      And in case you don’t know, frequenting gay blogs with naughty pictures and even naughtier language is certainly a sin. You can be STONED for that Cassandra, and for not heeding the biblical demand for women to remain silent.

      So hush. And I’d avoid gravel pits if I were you.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JamesDeansCrotch
      JamesDeansCrotch

      @Cassandra

      Please go away with your lame justifications.

      To be an atheist means you do not believe in the existence of God. It does not mean you “hate” Christians.

      Why are you trolling on gay blogs anyway? Shouldn’t you be praying for our souls?

      Mar 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elk
      Elk

      These Haters always claim that they have “Gay friends”..I have dropped all of my Heterosexual friends over the years..I got tired of stupid questions like “Why would Gays want to married?”..Another popular question was:” Who is the man and who is the woman in your relationship?”..Not to mention having to sit through hours of the wives and girlfriends all whining to me about having to take it up the ass all of the time..Nahh..You can have my share of their freakin’ weirdness..

      Mar 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tarxien
      tarxien

      Not more bigots with gay friends! Who are these gay masochist who allow themselves to be used as ‘beards’ for bigots?

      And by the way, Cassandra, you attacked me on a previous thread for stating that the B&B owners were Christians – like to apologise?

      Mar 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      Just once I’d like to see these bigots give a press conference mea culpa (like sex-scandalized politicians with their sad wives by their side) with these alleged gay friends – meek and ashamed of themselves for having zero dignity. Just once.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW
      JAW

      Does everyone realize that many gay owned and businesses discriminate on a regular basis… We have many MEN ONLY and Women Only resorts, B&B’s, Bath Houses, Campgrounds, etc. If it is ok for us to discriminate against each other why can’t the straights??

      I think that it is wrong that the owner did not let them spend the night after accepting their reservation… Perhaps if they had mentioned it at the time of reservation the situation may not have happened.

      I give the owners of a B&B a bit of leeway since they will be hosting them in their own home.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      JAW dropping,

      That’s just silly. At a gay resort that expressly says “all women” or “all men”, it’s clear who is welcomed. If this B & B’s adverts had said “only hetero couples please!”, then those gentleman would never have made reservations.

      Of course, then the B & B might have other problems …..

      Mar 25, 2010 at 3:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 4 · Cassandra
      Taylor Siluwé

      You are just as much of a bigot with your derogatory characterization of Christians.

      Remember, homophobes only hate about 10% of humanity, but atheists hate 90%.
      _________________

      Sorry Sweety, I don’t recall Atheists trying to pass laws saying that believers can’t vote, don’t have civil rights, and can’t get married. Nice try though.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 4:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill S
      Bill S

      “If they want to do that-”
      Do WHAT? Occupy the same room?

      Mar 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW
      JAW

      T.S….. silly girl… discrimination is discrimination… there is no difference in what the folks at the B&B in England did, and what men only or women only places do. The laws require equal access to all. Here in the USA it is illegal to discriminate based on: race, creed, color, gender. disability, etc and in some states and cities sexuality. In Europe sexuality is protected all over.

      Gays and Lesbians have been know to discriminate against each other as well as others. We cannot get pissed when others do it to us if we do it to others too.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 4:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • walt
      walt

      I’m an atheist and I don’t hate anybody. At this moment anyways…

      Mar 25, 2010 at 4:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      JAW …

      I can certainly be a “silly girl” sometimes, especially when I break out the old slutty cheerleader outfit and entertain guests. It’s a scream.

      But yes, we do discriminate against each other [no fats/fems/trans etc., etc.] – but to simplify the matter, that’s nobody’s business but ours and our individual therapists.

      Back to the matter at hand: discrimination in lodging, which you pointed out is illegal throughout Europe. Find a European B & B that’s gay owned which turns away hetero-Christians and you’ll have made your point quite nicely.

      ‘Til you do, you have not.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JAW
      JAW

      T.S…. I did a quick google for London and found a few Men’s only Hotels… This one looks very nice… perhaps the guys that were refused a place to stay might like it.

      http://www.hotelrafayel.com

      Mar 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • soul_erosion
      soul_erosion

      I can hardly think of anything more horrid than to stay in a place like that. Might look charming in the glossy brochure and then you get to your musty room the size of our laundry rooms, those pathetic thin english radiators, the peeling paint where the plaster walls are soft & soggy, (the english call it “the damp,”) the shared bathroom down the hall the size of our broom closets with the exposed wall mounted hot water heater & the 2 minutes of hot water (if you’re lucky), yesterday’s dry home made scones with canned clotted cream & the pale sausage & runny eggs and the two other guests in their 80’s from the Cotswalds chatting in the corner about the Labor Party with their lumpy pillow hair & bad teeth. However, it might be fun to stay up the road a piece at their B&B competitors during the trial and hopefully watch some distinguished old barrister ask Susanne Wilkinson if she ever thought about her heterosexual guests ever performing cunnilingus & what product she uses to get the stains out. And then maybe stick around to attend Sunday service at the village church and watch her neighbors glare at her for the BBC news van blocking the parking lot & bringing attention to their little corner of the world where bigotry doesn’t like to be exposed.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      All homophobes have gay friends, don’t you know.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      No. 18 · soul_erosion

      LMAO! I’m sure she ‘remembers’ when she was involved in cunnilingus during her pre-cow existence.

      No. 17 · JAW

      Still waiting for you to make your point, my friend. The gay BB that turns away hetero Christians, remember? Keep searching ….

      Mar 25, 2010 at 6:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark Major
      Mark Major

      Unbelievable. Turning away potential customers based on their sexual orientation shows complete ignorance and plain stupidity. This woman should not be allowed to offer her services to the public under any circumstances, she is a blantant bigot and a shame to the human race.

      Mar 25, 2010 at 8:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hyhybt
      Hyhybt

      That’s just silly. At a gay resort that expressly says “all women” or “all men”, it’s clear who is welcomed. If this B & B’s adverts had said “only hetero couples please!”, then those gentleman would never have made reservations.

      Exactly! I don’t know whether not letting them in was legal, and honestly, I’m divided on whether it ought to be or not, but if you’re going to have that sort of limitation then you need to make it plain in advance so your would-be customers can plan accordingly.

      Mar 26, 2010 at 12:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard
      Richard

      “Sorry Sweety, I don’t recall Atheists trying to pass laws saying that believers can’t vote, don’t have civil rights, and can’t get married. Nice try though.”

      I don’t remember most Christians doing this either, just a tiny minority.

      I agree fully that the B&B owners were in the wrong, but some of the comments trying to make out all Christians are homophobic are pretty daft.

      In particular this:

      “Gay owners of B & B’s should flip the script and deny Christian couples in same fashion. The couple would be allowed to rent two single rooms if they choose, but staying together would be offensive to our equality-loving sensibilities.

      Oh, how they would squeal discrimination. But fuck ‘em. Because real Christians wouldn’t be overly concerned [or, obsessed] with what two clearly grown-ass adults are doing on the B & B’s patchwork quilts — but since we can not distinguish between real ones and fake ones, deny them all.”

      As if two wrongs make a right.

      Mar 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      No. 23 · Richard

      You are so correct, two wrongs don’t make a right. But I personally feel a helluva lot better to return animus in kind.

      You claim that most Christians aren’t doing this – which is exactly what I said. Then you use my quote to make your point that some of these comments were “pretty daft”.

      So, uhm … who’s daft again?

      Mar 27, 2010 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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