Gay Bashing Neighbors Fined

Patricia and Alexander Harrison have been ordered by a British Columbia supreme court justice to pay $15,000 (approximately $13,000 U.S.) for harassing and tormenting a gay couple who lives next door to them.

Rod Boggs and Bill Hart, who have lived in the four unit condo since 2006, said the Harrisons and their 17-year-old son have done everything from report false accusations to the police, attempt to instigate fist fights, hurled slurs, let the air out of the couple’s car tires, threatened to kill their cat and more.

Details here


  1. #1 Joshua Zelinsky
    June 24, 2009

    Hmm, threatened to kill pets, made false reports to police and damaged their property. I wonder how long it will take for some conservative Christian to claim that this ruling amounts to censorship.

    I also like how the judge decided that “Harrison was not a credible witness” and had “have grave concerns about his honesty.” Slight shades of Dover.

  2. #2 marilove
    June 25, 2009

    Justice Halfyard did not award greater damages to the men because “to a limited extent” they had provoked the Harrisons, primarily by making complaints to the building. Among other things, the Harrisons had to remove their basketball hoops and provide adult supervision for their children in the pool.

    What?! So basically, the Harrisons compalined to the building about the rules being broken, and … they are being punished for that? Am I reading this right?

    I guess it’s good that some “Justice” was done, but it seems more should have been done.

  3. #3 catgirl
    June 25, 2009

    So, bearing false witness, threatening to kill pets, and encouraging a teenager to commit crimes. That’s exactly what Jesus would do, amirite?

  4. #4 Anne Gilbert
    June 26, 2009

    Well, catgirl, it seems that, according to the Gospels, Jesus had absolutely nothing to say about gays! So there!
    Anne G

  5. #5 Ajlouny
    June 30, 2009

    Gosh, why is it that people still act and react like this. Time to think outside of the box.