Scott Robertson and Richard Anthony rented an apartment together in Yellowknife (Northwest Territories, Canada). They signed a one-year lease and paid the security fee… and then saw the same property re-advertised weeks before they were set to move in.
It turned out the owner of the property, Will Goertzen, was not going to let them move in.
Homosexuality “isn’t natural and it’s a crime against nature. I can definitely not have a part in it,” Goertzen told a commission adjudicator on Tuesday. “We all die and after that is the judgment.”
The landlord told the commission he recognizes the supremacy of God over the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
“There’s a reason I’m fearful: God is bigger than me and any person on Earth,” he said.
He also argued his business would suffer “undue hardship” if he allowed the couple to move in, and he believed the men would be a negative influence on Anthony’s sister and her son [who also live in the apartment complex].
“Undue hardship”? Please. What’s going to happen, other than increased and unnecessary paranoia in Goertzen’s own mind?
The couple is suing — a decision will be issued later this summer — and Goertzen’s just digging himself in a hole by openly admitting to discrimination.
Goertzen said the case has been tough on him too.
“Do you think this has been easy for me? I love you, Mr. Robertson, but I hate the sin you’re in.”
Right… I’m sure everyone feels awful for the sad bigot.
This is what prejudiced Christians like him do all the time. They say they love the sinner but hate the sin. But when push comes to shove, they will do everything in their power to take rights away from gay people.
They don’t know what love means.
(Thanks to Liesl for the link)