Christian hotel owners who denied room to gay couple will shutdown after death threats and lawsuits
Christian bed and breakfast owners who once famously refused service to a gay couple in the United Kingdom now claim that they’ve been forced to sell their hotel following a contentious legal battle and ongoing harassment.
Hazelmary and Peter Bull say they are the victims of vandalism, death threats and website attacks since the 2008 incident.
As a result, in addition to the impending loss of the Chymorvah Hotel in Marazion, Cornwall, England, the couple has also announced that they are still dealing with their ideological opponents.
Since denying a room to Martyn Hall and Steven Preddy, a gay couple, they have been forced to pay for legal representation and to compensate Hall and Preddy.
The bad press has resulted in fewer guests as a result of their stance on homosexuality -the hotel only allows married adults to share a bed.
“We were optimistic in the spring. Why wouldn’t we be with the summer ahead of us?,” Hazelmary told the Daily Mail. “We have had a better summer than we thought but nowhere near good enough to pay our way. We were not even half-full. We must have been the only place in west Cornwall that had rooms left.”
Death threats, the bolts removed from the tires on their car and a dead rabbit nailed on their fence top the list of attacks made on the couple.
Their hotel was also removed from the Visit England listings and their are spiraling into financial ruin.
The Mail has a more detailed analysis of their story and a pending court date for the couple – click here