Telegraph – Care home for elderly Christians in gay row<br/> A care home for elderly Christians has had its council funding halted after residents refused reveal if they were gay, lesbian or bisexual.
The pensioners claimed the questionnaire from Brighton & Hove city council asking about sexual orientation – as part of its “fair access and diversity” policy – was intrusive.
When they refused to disclose their sexuality, the council accused the charity responsible for the home of being closed to the gay community and cut a £13,000 grant.
Now Pilgrim Homes, which runs 10 projects for elderly Christians across the UK, is suing the council for religious discrimination.
Andrew Jessop, the charity’s chief executive, said: “The council has taken overzealousness to the extreme. People in their 90s are very vulnerable and shouldn’t be treated in this way.”
Honestly. What is up with the politically correct and their obsession with sex. They’re old people, for heaven’s sake!
Brighton & Hove Council criticised the home’s response and said because it was based on Christianity, gay people might be deterred from applying for a place.
That’s a bit scary, isn’t it? Gay people might be deterred from applying for a place, so we’re going to deter all your residents from applying for a place and then pull your funding. Take that, nonagenarians!