I have received the following from a friend. It is a communique from The Christian Institute and merits our close attention and prayers.
More news on this and another similar case can be read at the Daily Mail.
You can tell which side the British Government is on as the legal fees of the "gay couple" in question are being paid by the government funded Equality and Human Rights Commission whereas the Christian Institute is funding the Bulls' defence.
The Christian owners of a Cornish guesthouse are due to appear in court on Monday because they restrict double bed accommodation to married couples. Peter and Hazelmary Bull are being sued by homosexuals, Steven Preddy and Martyn Hall, who claim the policy is discriminatory. The guesthouse is not just a business, it is also Mr and Mrs Bull's own home.Amen.
The case will be heard at Bristol County Court on Monday 13 December and is scheduled to last for two days.
The claim is brought under the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations, the same laws that have caused faith-based adoption agencies to close down or drop their religious ethos. If the claim against the guesthouse is successful, Mr and Mrs Bull may be ordered to pay up to £5,000 to Mr Preddy and Mr Hall for injury to their feelings.
Mr Preddy and Mr Hall's legal fees are being paid by the Government-funded Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Christian Institute is funding Mr and Mrs Bull's legal defence.
This case could determine whether Christians are permitted to operate B&Bs that restrict double bed accommodation to married couples.
- For Peter and Hazelmary Bull, that they will know God's love and support during this difficult time.
- For the judge, that he will come to a just decision.
- For our legal team, that they will present the case clearly and persuasively.
- For the news media, that they will publish balanced and accurate reports.
- For the staff of The Christian Institute, as we support and advise Peter and Hazelmary.