An elderly Christian couple who wrote to their council criticising it for wasting taxpayers money promoting homosexuality have been paid compensation for the police investigation that followed.
The couple believe that homosexuality is a sin and wrote to their council telling them that they were offended by their council tax being spent on promoting homosexuality and asking for christian leaflets to be placed alongside gay rights leaflets. The council refused and reported the couple to the police for homophobia. Two police officers interviewed the couple for an hour on their views on homosexuality.
The couple sued the council and the police but came to an out of court settlement covering their £40k legal bills and £10k compensation which they have donated to charity.