Who doesn't love staying at a good B&B when you're seeking some much needed R&R? B&Bs are usually a bit more "homey" than a hotel when you're traveling, but, in the past month two different Inns have come under fire for being anti-gay. One of them, just this weekend in New Jersey. Find out what happened and why one Inn Keeper claims "God invented AIDS" after the jump!
Two weeks ago a Canadian bed and breakfast was fined for refusing to accommodate a gay couple. Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie had booked a room at the Riverbend Bed and Breakfast in Grand Forks (just east of Vancouver) but their reservation was cancelled shortly after the establishment's owners Susan and Les Molnar realized the two men were a gay couple.
Les Molnar admitted to telling the couple that "it was not going to work out" after he confirmed their sexual relations.
However, Riverbend was run out of a portion of the Molnars' home, and constituted a commercial establishment which means it was subject to laws preventing discrimination based on sexual orientation. Mr. & Mrs. Molnar both had to pay each man $1500 as well as travel expenses and lost wages while attending the hearing.
Now this one happened in our own backyard this just weekend! A B&B in New Jersey is making headlines for posting on Facebook that God invented AIDS to punish homosexuals. (You can't make this stuff up!)
Carole and Bill Moore own The Whitebriar Bed & Breakfast in Edgewater Park, N.J., and wrote the controversial post in response to a lesbian mom complaining about a sign on the B&B's lawn promoting today's Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A with the words "Marriage one man, one woman, one God."
Needless to say their Facebook has been bombarded by gay supporters and even one of their current guests! It looks as though Tom Jensen was staying in "room 4" and posting direct messages to Mr. & Mrs. Moore saying things such as: "Hi again, Tom in room 4. I was just wondering, It's getting hot in here. Is it OK to take off all my clothes?" and "You won't believe it but Mrs Moore just climbed in bed with me. Hey, wait a minute, you aren't Mrs. Moore, you're MISTER MOORE!"
The Moore's haven't commented on their facebook page about the situation other than to say "...Isn't this country great that we can all have our own opinion" but a fellow Christian gave Mrs. Moore her opinion which leaves us with some hope for the future:
Donna de la P: Carole Lokan-Moore, from one heterosexual married Christian woman to another, I want to let you know how sickening and saddening I found your homophobic comments. You and I must have read really different Bibles."