A bunch of nutters who aim to introduce US style Christian Fundementalist politics to the UK have been told by their bank to take their business elsewhere because of their homophobic views. Is it right to do so?
The Christian Voice is calling on Christians to boycott the bank but many people I know are seriously thinking of transferring my business to them, provided they apply the policy across the board.
This does raise issues about how much businesses should be allowed to do what they like in a democratic country, however.
Is it up to the bank to make a judgement about the beliefs and attitudes of their customers?
Personally, I think it is, I think it is up to each one of us to make a decision about what we think is acceptable and what is not. It is an really interesting paradox in this case I think, by promoting others human rites, has the bank denied human rights?