Gay couple turned away from guest house – the rationale for discrimination
Michael Black and John Morgan from Brampton, Cambridgeshire, were turned away from a B&B in Berkshire recently. This is of course illegal and they reported the matter to the police. The B&B owner, Susanne Wilkinson, explains her “moral reasoning”.
“I don’t see why I should change my mind and my beliefs I’ve held for years just because the government should force it on me.
“The property is not a hotel. It operates as a guest house and private home.”
Mr Wilkinson disputed the couple’s claim that they had not been given a friendly welcome.
“We are Christians and we believe our rights don’t have to be subordinated. We have religious freedom and we are not judging that but we are not prepared to have that sort of activity under our roof,” he said. “These people are very organised and we have already been inundated with abusive calls and emails. It is really sad that people act like that.” Thames Valley police said: “We are aware of the incident … The call has been logged as a homophobic incident. As the people live outside of the force area, we have asked Cambridgeshire constabulary to speak to the individuals concerned.”