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BRITAIN: Far-Right Party Tweets Home Address Of Gay Couple In B&B Suit

Police are investigating after Nick Griffin, the leader of Britain's far-right National Party, tweeted the home address of the gay couple who just won their suit against a local bed & breakfast for denying them lodging.  Griffin's tweet threatened that a "justice team" would be visiting the couple's home.  Via BBC:
Two of the posts read: "So Messrs Black & Morgan, at [their address]. A British Justice team will come up to Huntington & give you a bit of drama by way of reminding you that an English couple's home is their castle. Say No to heterophobia!." An earlier tweet on the North West region MEP's account had asked for the couple's address and then said: "We'll hold demo... for rights of all home owners, gays included, to rent or not rent rooms to whomsoever they wish." Mr Griffin told BBC 5 live he believed discrimination was a "fundamental human right".

"Mr Black and Mr Morgan have the right to decide who enters their home and who doesn't, as do Christians, and that's what they are taking away," he said. "Those two gentlemen placed themselves in the public eye and they asked for it when they used and abused the legal system to persecute an innocent Christian couple. "It's time that the silent majority had people standing up for them so that this relentless bullying of ordinary people by activists and the left-wing judiciary stopped. "The liberal elite simply won't listen to reasoned argument, so we have to be slightly more forceful. I believe in peaceful direct action."
Gay Star News has more:
Griffin's Twitter account was briefly suspended last night and Cambridgeshire Police have now confirmed they are investigating after receiving a number of complaints. The gay couple hit back at Griffin, telling BBC Breakfast today (19 October) that the fall-out shows how little support the bigoted politician has in the country. Black said: "Certainly the public response to the incident, when it happened two and a half years ago, and again in the last 24 hours, has been overwhelmingly in support of our stand against discrimination so hopefully that will mean the vast majority of the people in the country will just see what an idiot Nick Griffin is and reject his views. We were shocked to hear about it and the more we read about it the more incoherent they seemed. So we don't really know what Nick Griffin is getting at. He accuses us of being heterophobic which is far from the truth and he has accused us of trying to outlaw Christianity which is not true either. 'The finding of discrimination protects Christians from being discriminated against as well as people who are gay or different races or different religions."
In 1998 Griffin was convicted of inciting racial hatred for publicly denying that the Holocaust took place.  He was tried several other times on similar charges in recent years.

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