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News: UK

Fri 9 Apr, 2010
By Sam Bristowe


Our political culture apparently regards the right to sexual activity as more important than the right to religious conviction

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The case of the Christian B&B owners who turned away a gay couple after they requested for a double room has caused rife across the country and last was discussed on BBC’s Question Time.

Owners of the Berkshire B&B turned away Michael Black and John Morgan last month after they requested a room for the evening as it went against their Christian beliefs.

The incident caused people across the nation to divide on their rights with many feeling it was an act of homophobia and others saying it was an expression of human rights.

Last night Question Time took up the debate in their show based in Woking this week.


Janet Daley, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph said: “Our political culture apparently regards the right to sexual activity as more important than the right to religious conviction”.
The columnist felt it was fair for the couple not to want any of their certain kinds of sexual activity going on in their home.

Other people who were on the panel disagreed with the comments made with Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell saying he believes people with those beliefs shouldn’t run B&B’s.

The panel also discussed that fact that Conservative Shadow Home Secretary, Chris Grayling supported the right of the B&B owners, a statement that may have affected the pink vote for the Tory party in this years May elections.

 

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