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.


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.

Just Posted

BM&TS show ‘a tale as old as time’

The theatre group produced Beauty and the Beast.

Video: MP hears pot, pipeline and politics concerns

South Okanagan-West Kootenay MP hosts town hall forum in Penticton

Needles killer frightened many in our town: BC author

Roy Bugera disrupted life in a quiet Vancouver Island village before moving to Arrow Lakes

Ottawa proposes restricted pot labels, packages

Packaging will include red stop sign with marijuana leaf and ‘THC’

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Heavy ice off Canada coast strands pod of dolphins, fixating small town

The small Newfoundland community, Heart’s Delight, is fixated on plight of trapped dolphins

Foreign election interference a reality, says Trudeau after Putin re-election

Trudeau said the heavy use of social media and interference by foreign actors are the new reality in elections.

Canadians joining #DeleteFacebook amid fears of electoral meddling

Privacy experts say numerous Canadians are taking to other social media platforms to join in on the #DeleteFacebook hashtag

Schools close as spring snow storm tracks toward Maritime provinces

Schools are closing across the Maritime provinces as a spring snow storm tracks towards the region.

Son of late Canadian professor fights for mother’s release from Iran

Mehran Seyed-Emami’s father, an Iranian-Canadian professor, died in an Iranian jail after being accused of spying.

Deadly crash raises questions about Uber self-driving system

The fatality prompted Uber to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the Phoenix area, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Toronto

Better pre-hospital care in rural B.C. could save lives AND money

The yearly cost of injury exceeds $2.8 billion according to Provincial Health Services Authority.

Most Read