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Christian Guesthouse Owners Accused of Homosexual Discrimination Fight Back in European Court

By Waithera Junghae ENGLAND – Two British Christian guesthouse owners accused of discriminating against homosexuals by offering rooms only to married couples will take their case directly to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Jeff and Sue Green, who run Highland Moors Guesthouse, state that they lost their faith in the British court system after the UK Supreme Court ruled against another guesthouse owner last year, declaring that they had unlawfully discriminated against a homosexual couple by refusing to let them share a room. “It seems that recent UK equality legislation is being used to undermine Christian faith and values,” Jeff Green stated. “We believe that the rights outlined in the European Convention on Human Rights are an illusion in the UK, so we have to go to Europe because we don’t have a fighting chance in the UK courts.” The Greens from Wales had a “married couples only” policy in place at their bed and breakfast that applied to unmarried straight couples as well. But the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wrote to the Greens, challenging them over the policy and warning that it was unlawful to discriminate on grounds of “sexual orientation.” The EHRC’s original letter, signed by Susan Kelly, a …read more Source: Christian News Network     ...
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Local News

Man arrested in Coral Gables armed burglary

A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday for an armed burglary that took place at a home in Coral Gables. The incident happened at 12:41 p.m. Thursday at 198 Sunrise Ave. Coral Gables police said Vaughn Cooper Jr. approached a woman through her garage, brandished a handgun and stole her jewelry before fleeing. Around the same time of the incident, police said dispatch received a call for a suspicious vehicle seen leaving the area. Through the continued investigation, authorities located the vehicle, a green Toyota Camry, with Cooper Jr. inside, police said. Cooper Jr. was charged with one count of armed burglary with a battery and one count of armed robbery. Police said Cooper Jr. was taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Oakland Park 7-Eleven robbed twice by same man, officials say | Video

By By Juan Ortega , Sun Sentinel For the second time this month, a masked man robbed an Oakland Park 7-Eleven on Tuesday morning, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. The robber even wore the same shorts, cap and mask in both heists. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Oakland Park 7-Eleven robbed twice by same man, officials say | Video

By By Juan Ortega , Sun Sentinel For the second time this month, a masked man robbed an Oakland Park 7-Eleven on Tuesday morning, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. The robber even wore the same shorts, cap and mask in both heists. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel     ...
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Judge: Jury can hear Goodman's statements to deputies after crash

By By Marc Freeman , Sun Sentinel Order ahead of DUI manslaughter retrial, likely delayed until summer The jury in John Goodman’s DUI manslaughter retrial will get to hear what the Wellington polo executive told deputies in the hours after the Feb. 12, 2010 crash that killed Scott Wilson. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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Religion

Q&A: World Vision president Rich Stearns on sponsors, staff lost over same-sex marriage announcements

By Sarah Pulliam Bailey Rich Stearns suggested that the number of sponsors lost was under but around 5,000. The post Q&A: World Vision president Rich Stearns on sponsors, staff lost over same-sex marriage announcements appeared first on Religion News Service. …read more Source: Religion news Service     ...
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Pembroke Pines police car vandalized

Authorities are on the lookout for whoever spray painted words all over a Pembroke Pines police car. Police said the incident happened between 7 a.m. March 20 and 8 a.m. March 21 on the department’s marked 2009 Ford Crown Victoria. Black spray paint was used to vandalize the marked unit. Pembroke Pines police said the vandals wrote profanity, phrases such as “What’s the deli,” unidentified words and symbols. Officials said the entire vehicle was vandalized. Police said there are no known witnesses or suspects at this time. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Woman surrenders, is charged with swindling $20,000 out of 85-year-old man

By By Wayne K. Roustan, Sun Sentinel The 26-year-old woman accused of faking a May-December romance to get $20,000 from an 85-year-old man surrendered Tuesday after more than a year on the run, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. …read more Source: Sun-Sentinel headlines     ...
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