Comments: Another B&B case heads for the Supreme Court

WHY in the world would someone who felt so strongly about ***other people's sex lives*** go into the BED&Bfkst *business* in the first place? That's what boggles my mind. Oy vey!

Posted by JCF at Saturday, 13 July 2013 at 1:45am BST

Good point JCF - it is really the last line of business suitable for someone who wants to control everyone else's sex life!

Posted by Jeremy Pemberton at Saturday, 13 July 2013 at 8:23am BST

JCF and Jeremy good point !

However, Freud and psychoanalysis come to our recue on this one -- remember ? !

Not to mention Melanie Klein....

Posted by Laurence at Saturday, 13 July 2013 at 12:22pm BST

Has the Christian Institute ever won a court case? They appear to regard the best proof of their faith to be repeatedly smashing themselves against the rocks. Do they assume that our justice system is entirely outside the purview of their God? Because a more reasonable believer might think that the universal failure of our legal system to find in their favour was some sort of message...

Posted by Interested Observer at Sunday, 14 July 2013 at 8:56am BST

Interested Observer,
I found the Catholic Herald interview with Ben Summerskill (linked in a TA post higher up) very interesting in that respect, in particular the paragraph:

“One of the most interesting meetings we had, five years ago, was with the Evangelical Alliance,” he says. “He and some of his colleagues regarded us as being on some sort of secularist mission. We were talking about protections in the commercial services, and he said: ‘You must have been very pleased because that’s one more nail in the coffin of Christianity.’ And it had never crossed either my or my colleague’s mind. When we got employment protections for the first time – quite properly because gay people were being sacked just for being gay – no one was thinking: ‘Hurrah, here’s another nail in the coffin of Christianity.’ They just went home thinking: ‘Isn’t it nice we’re not susceptible to being sacked?’”

Posted by Erika Baker at Sunday, 14 July 2013 at 2:50pm BST

Could you imagine some one asking Mr and Mrs Smith to show their wedding lines when they turn up at a hotel!

Posted by robert Ian williams at Monday, 15 July 2013 at 7:40am BST
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