A gay couple in the UK thought they’d found their dream home, but the listing turned out to be a total nightmare once they contacted the sellers.Lachlan Mantell, 37, a television producer for ITV, and his partner Luke Whitehouse, 33, had been looking to buy a house for a “long time,” Mantell told the Daily Mail.The couple finally found a listing they loved in Surrey, just outside of London, through estate agent Purplebricks.
They contacted the sellers — Luke Main, 33, and his wife, University of Cambridge medical physicist Dr Joanna Brunker, 34 — to set up a viewing.But first, the sellers had some questions. “Would you mind telling us a bit about your position and circumstances?” they asked Mantell and Whitehouse.Mantell shared their employment information and explained why they liked the neighborhood, but the sellers’ response was the real bombshell.“We’re sorry if we seem intrusive,” Main and Brunker said, “but we just want to make clear that we would be unwilling for two men in a partnership to view or buy our house.“As it is contrary to the gracious teaching in God’s Word, the Holy Bible, eg Romans 1:24-28 and Jude 7 (King James Version).”Those passages refer to “unnatural lust” and the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.“Initially for the first 10 seconds I laughed.
I thought it was a joke,” Whitehouse said.“But then I was upset and angry and I had a cry on the phone to my mum. Homophobia still exists, it is still out there.
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