Let’s say you are a Christian business owner which provides services to the general public. But if you were to provide those services to certain persons it would violate your fundamental faith beliefs about that person’s lifestyle. And let’s say a law was passed stating that if you refuse to provide such services because of your beliefs, you would be liable and could be sued. And let’s say you owned a private hotel and a homosexual couple wanted a room there. Knowing the potential threat to your livelihood, what would you do?
1. Give them the room and violate your beliefs about homosexuality.
2. Don’t give them the room and risk being sued.
Well this is no fairy tale, its a real life scenario for a husband and wife business team in England. Peter and Hazelmary Bull are being sued by two homosexual men for 5,000 pounds under Britain’s new Equality Act law. From Religion News Blog:
The pair, from Bristol, booked a room at the Chymorvah Private Hotel [pictured top] in Marazion, Cornwall, last September, but when they arrived were told that only married heterosexual couples could stay in the same room.However, under the new Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007, it is unlawful to refuse a person goods or facilities on the grounds of their sexuality.
Mr Preddy and Mr Hall (the gay couple) told the hotel manager, Bernie Quinn, that he was acting illegally before leaving the premises and reporting the incident to police.
How long do you think it will be before this is law in America? And what would you do if you were the business owners? This also happened to a man in the Bible. Read about what he did.