A Court of Appeal in Florida has upheld a ruling in favour of a homeowners’ association that claimed a group of men leasing a house in its neighbourhood were violating its restrictions on running a business out of a home.

The homeowner, Judith Crago, leased the home to Charles Foulk, the owner of the ‘College Boys Live’ pornography site.

More than 20 live feed cameras were installed throughout the property so that customers could pay to watch live sex acts.

The lawsuit claimed that the website held sex parties around the backyard pool, despite the area being overlooked by two neighbouring homes, including the bedroom of an eight year old girl.

Residents were also concerned about a variety of activities surrounding the home, including increased speeding traffic, noise related to parties at the home, and people frequently moving in and out of the property.

The lawsuit was funded by the Alliance Defence Fund.

The ADF describe themselves on their website as a legal alliance who are “defending the right to hear and speak the truth.”

Their aim is to fight for “religious freedom, the sanctity of human life, and traditional family values.”

Mr Foulk has stated that he believes the lawsuit is motivated by the fact that he and his roommates are homosexual, despite some of the residents complaining being homosexual themselves.

The ADF is a fundamentalist Christian group who oppose any same-sex marriage, gays in the military, gay adoption and sex education of any kind in schools.

It also has links to the so-called “ex-gay” movement.

Chief Counsel Benjamin Bull said on their website:

“This case has nothing to do with persecuting homosexuals. It has everything to do with abiding by the rules and living peaceably with your neighbours.

“The members of the community went to great lengths to avoid this suit, but letters, pleas, and attempts at negotiation were unsuccessful.”

ADF’s President, CEO, and general counsel Alan Sears is the co-author of The Homosexual Agenda: Exposing the Principal Threat to Religious Freedom Today.