LETTER: Couple’s lawsuit is a waste

Shaun Eadie and Brian Thomas, a gay couple, wanted to spend the night at a B&B, which turned out to be run by a Christian couple.

Editor:

Shaun Eadie and Brian Thomas, a gay couple, wanted to spend the night at a bed and breakfast in Grand Forks, which turned out to be run by a Christian couple.

When the Christians refused, Eadie and Thomas sued.

But why would Eadie and Thomas even want to stay in a devoutly Christian household? Would they be suing if it had turned out to be a Muslim couple?

Rights pertaining to sexual and lifestyle preferences are going off the rails.

Surely Eadie and Thomas are aware that a B&B must be located in a place of residence. It’s a completely different type of business than a hotel. It’s a home first, then a business, and a person’s home remains their castle.

Recall Pierre Trudeau’s famous words about the government having no business in the bedrooms of the nation.

Well, how about our households as well? Surely!

Eadie and Thomas should consider the dangerous precedent their case will set.

Tell you what; give me a call next time and stay at my house instead!

My wife and I don’t operate a B&B, so you’d have to stay as friends, not customers. But the offer is only open if you drop your frivolous, publicly-funded legal action.

Eadie and Thomas’s lawsuit dovetails with the annual series of gay-pride parades we’re subjected to across the land.

Once constructive and important to advancing gay rights, they’ve devolved into nothing more than in-your-face gay-sex days.

Gay rights have long been settled in Canada, and thankfully so.

It’s time for gay people to get on with their lives rather than gyrating in a G-string in public or trying to sue people into accepting them in their homes.

Mischa Popoff, Osoyoos, B.C.