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Friday, 11 February 2011

You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

It would seem that you can’t do anything these days that will not get the Righteous screaming with indignation.

Speaking at the parish council's meeting on Tuesday, chairman councillor Mark Rolle said he had been offended by the slur on the sign.

"The realms of decency were overstepped – we could be branded a village of bigots."


Councillor Paul Boyes agreed and said: "I personally find it offensive. I think it is our duty to say something."

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But Councillor Angela Trend disagreed and said: "I found it offensive. Some people aren't confident enough to go in and make a stand."

And of course the plod were involved. Natch.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said police had "spoken with the hotel's management about the issues."

What was the offence, you ask? Remember the Christian couple who were castigated for turning away a gay couple? This is the exact opposite. It shows that we have a class of person that is professionally offended.

What was the offence?

Police investigated a village hotel owner for erecting a "Poofters welcome here" sign, in reference to a recent court ruling that B&Bs are obliged to accept homosexual customers.


  1. You have got to be shitting me!

  2. I want to get a poofters welcome here banner from to put outside our house.
    Mrs Bucko said no. I tried to explain that I wouldn't really let poofters stay at our house, it's just a statement, but she is having none of it.

  3. That's obviously why I got knocked back for my plan to open a garden center specialising in plants for sloped plots. They told me 'Uphill Gardeners" was inappropriate. Parish councils, what are they even for?

  4. Even when the Brown-Hatters get an invite to their very own party .. they still find something to bitch about ..

    As the old saying has it .. "There's nowt so queer as folk" ..

  5. They shouldn't use offensive terms like 'poofters' when there are perfectly acceptable alternatives such as 'turd burglars'or 'shirt-lifters' or, to play really safe the old favourite 'bum bandits'. I'm sure the Parish Council would agree.


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