Skip to comments.Commission Opposes T-Shirt Company’s Refusal To Print Gay Pride Message
Posted on 12/03/2012 8:22:47 PM PST by massmike
A Kentucky commission has announced its support of a gay and lesbian group suing a T-shirt company owned by a Christian man who declined to print the groups shirts because the message, he said, violates his faith.
Blaine Adamson, who owns Hands On Originals (HOO) in Lexington, Ky., refused to print T-shirts for the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) in early March, because he disagreed with the gay pride message the group wanted printed on the shirts.
I want the truth to come out its not that we have a sign on the front door that says, No Gays Allowed, Adamson said in a video posted on ADFs website. Well work with anybody. But if theres a specific message that conflicts with my convictions, then I cant promote that.
The text on the shirts would have read: Lexington Gay Pride, and would include a list of sponsors of the event on the back of the shirt.
Adamson offered to direct GLSO to another business that could produce the shirts for the same price.
Instead, GLSO filed a complaint on March 28 against HOO with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission claiming that HOO violated a local ordinance based on sexual orientation.
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys filed a response to GLSOs complaint in April stating its claim of discrimination is unfounded, and that the complaint should be dismissed.
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Ew, she’s not pretty, she looks like her dad after a shave.
I’m only saying this cuz the article called her a “beauty.”
Another targeted setup
Bingo! That's the way to deal with them! And to grin broadly while doing it!
I wonder if this so-called “commission” would have ruled the same way had a neo-nazi group wanted a “White Pride” t-shirt printed, and they had refused...
More to the point, I wonder why the attorneys didn’t argue it.
I have always said exactly that. Don’t say no, just say yes in terms that are impossible, re timing and cost.
Go to a liberal company with Conservative Pride and see if they turn the customer away. I think that would be a great test.
In the 1980s there were plenty of book, record, and poster publishers who rejected printing works they found offensive.
Even now commercial networks will reject some political ads they deem offensive.
The Lavender Mafia is a hysterical bunch of lady men.
Should have just quoted a price they couldn’t meet
does this commission have any regulatory authority? if not then why do they even exist and who is paying for it?
its about foodstamps, ebt cards, and farm subsidies.
free stuff voters.
I think it is time to serious put an effort into disbanding these "human rights commission" things. They are like extra-judicial government entities that make up the rules as they go.
I mean, its sad to say so because there is still real discrimination in the world, and a tightly focused entity for that purpose wouldn't be a bad thing, but clearly there isn't nearly enough anymore, so they have plenty of time to go after businesses for not wanting to participate in the free speech rights of others.
We are very close to re-implementing slavery. Doctors will be forced to treat patients, bakers to make confections for events they oppose, wedding planners to plan weddings they think are immoral, and printers forced to help propagate messages they find offensive.
Meanwhile, if you make a different message shirt, the same government will refuse to let your child wear it to school; and in some cities, they will either prevent you from wearing the shirt, or turn a blind eye when people who dislike it attack you.
Not to disagree with you, but if you substituted “black” for “lesbian”, you’d get very little support for the same statement.
Even people who might actually agree with you would say they didn’t, so ingrained is the culture of non-discrimination when it comes to race. We all “know” that it was wrong to have whites-only seats, to not allow black and white people to date, to have separate water fountains, and make blacks sit on the back of the bus.
So we passed laws making it illegal for a business to discriminate against people based on their race. And ever since then, more and more “classes” of people have fought to expand those laws to cover their “class”.
BTW, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a form of the same mentality — that disabled people shouldn’t be “refused service” by physical barriers to their entry. And again, a solid majority of the country would defend those laws, although not on the margins yet, because people are practical when laws are not.
In this case though, I should think the shirt maker has a very strong case. He isn’t refusing to provide service to the lesbians. He is refusing to put a message on his shirts to sell to them that he disagrees with.
I should think he would also be allowed not to put swear words or offensively suggestive comments on t-shirts as well.
Two sins at once.
‘BTW, the Americans with Disabilities Act is a form of the same mentality that disabled people shouldnt be refused service by physical barriers to their entry.’
I’m just waiting for some ACLU type lawyer to sue for the “right” of blind people to drive cars. After all, it’s discrimination not to allow them to do so, right?
Sadly, most folks(even many who say they are libertarian) do not get that principle. As this story shows, the homosexualist movement is totally in league with the socialist/statist/Rousseau idea of using the government to enforce its worldview upon everyone else.