Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lucia Catholic Diocese to be sued by gay couple for not selling them property

Just one example of how same-sex marriage allows persecution of Christians

James Fairbanks and Alain Beret, married business partners from Sutton, had been searching for the perfect property for nearly two years when they discovered Oakhurst, an aging mansion on 26 beautiful acres in Northbridge. The former retreat center, which was affiliated with the Diocese of Worcester and had been on the market for some time, would be the ideal spot for their next venture: an inn that would host weddings and other big events.

When the Diocese of Worcester unexpectedly dropped out of negotiations with them in June, Fairbanks and Beret were shocked — and flummoxed. Then, they say, a church attorney inadvertently forwarded their broker an e-mail from Monsignor Thomas Sullivan, chancellor of the diocese, advising a church broker that he was no longer interested in selling to Fairbanks and Beret “because of a potentiality of gay marriages” there.

Beret, 59, and Fairbanks, 57, plan to file a lawsuit Monday morning in Worcester Superior Court against Sullivan, the bishop, the church’s real estate agent, and the nonprofit retreat center, the House of Affirmation, alleging they discriminated against Beret and Fairbanks on the basis of sexual orientation in the course of a real estate negotiation, violating state law.

“I have lived quietly in the mainstream for nearly 60 years, and I expected to continue that,” Beret said in an interview yesterday. “But I will not continue that at the expense of my dignity.”

The Catholic Church doesn't sell it's buildings to just anyone.

Sullivan said, however, that the church, as a matter of policy, will not sell properties where Masses have been celebrated to people who plan to host same-sex weddings. The church will not sell to developers who plan to transform them into abortion clinics either, he said — or to bars, lounges, or other kinds of uses that church officials deem inappropriate.

Would anyone take seriously the claims of discrimination by Satanists, if they wanted to buy the property?

Related link: Gay couple says church denied Northbridge mansion sale to stop same-sex weddings ~ Boston.com

1 comment(s):

Andrei said...

Smell a big rat here.

List price: $1.49 million

Accepted: $1.00 million

the the vendors come out as gay, say the property is overpriced, withdraw the original offer and now offer

$550,000 far less than half the original asking price.

When the Church withdraws as they are entitled to the gays pounce.

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