With new homosexual rights cases being adjudicated, business owners with convictions – religious or otherwise – are being discriminated against by some states.
You’ve read about the $135,000 fine levied against a bakery in Oregon where the owners would not make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Sweet Cakes by Melissa did not refuse to bake a cake; the bakery only refused to bake a cake with a message that they disagreed with.
Then there’s the case of Blaine Adamson, owner of a Lexington, Kentucky, print shop called Hands on Originals. Adamson had refused to print T-shirts for a Lexington’s 2012 gay pride festival. As a result of his refusal, he was found to be guilty of discrimination by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. “Additionally, the print shop was ordered to serve future requests from LGBT activists”…
In a turn of events, a n unlikely group of printers has come to Adamson’s defense:
“LGBT-owned businesses, including BMP T-Shirts, on Thursday expressed support for a Kentucky-based Christian print shop owner who refused to print pro-LGBT T-shirts, even as the local Human Rights Commission has appealed a court ruling that said the printer cannot be forced to violate his religious beliefs or to attend government-mandated “diversity training.”
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