EDGEWATER PARK, N.J. — The owner of a New Jersey Bed & Breakfast on Monday posted an anti-gay rant on Facebook asserting that “God invented AIDS” to punish gays after a local woman complained about an anti-gay statement on the marquee outside their inn.
The sign, posted outside the Whitebriar Bed & Breakfast in Edgewater Park, N.J., indicated the Inn’s support of a planned, nationwide “Chick-fil-A” day by anti-marriage equality patrons, followed by the message, “Marriage, One Man, One Woman, One God.”
The sign caught the attention — and ire — of local neighbor Joianne Fraschilla, an out lesbian, who posted this message on Facebook: “This is somewhere my son loves to pass by and we have been excited to visit. Not anymore. I’m sad to see a local business anti LGBT marriage.”
In response came this reply, presumably from the Inn’s owner, Carole Lokan-Moore:
Isn’t it wonderful Joanne Fraschilla, that you and your son can enjoy the animals here because I have a traditional marriage with a husband who works with me 90 hours a week to take care of these animals, and the summer camp….we’re 66-68 years old….there were no gays or queers in our time…..if two old ladies chose to live together..so be it, let them deal with God when they get there…but to have the “face sucking” thrown in my face of two gay lesbians who are totally destroying the “normal balance in a child’s life” as you claim your son…where is the role model that your son needs to know how to act like a man? or will he only see the “one sided selfishness” of a “single parent”…and end up an out cast in society by being “gay” himself because he didn’t have a father as a role model. I’ll pray for you….remember what the bible says: “Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas”…..guess that’s why God invented aids…. THIS LOCAL BUSINESS WILL BE ONE MAN ONE WOMAN ONE GOD MAKES MARRIAGE….AND PROUD TO DO SO….YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY TO OWN YOUR OWN BUSINESS
Lokan-Moore, who shares ownership of the Inn with her husband Bill Moore, was a 2011 Republican candidate for the New Jersey state Senate, who lost after receiving less than 10 percent of the vote.
Undeterred, Fraschilla has now started a Change.org petition hoping to force the Whitebriar B&B owners to apologize saying, “I believe that everyone has the right to their own opinion, but to demonize them [LGBT people] with hurtful words in a public forum is inhumane.”
When contacted by LGBTQ Nation Monday, the Inn owners refused comment.