“You will be made to care” is the mantra of the Gaystapo branch of the same-sex marriage crowd. Homosexuals began their crusade for equal rights by claiming that their rights would not infringe on the rights of other people. “How will gay marriage and homosexual rights affect you?,” was the refrain. The majority of people bought it with a “live and let live” response of indifference.
It was a lie, just like the Roe v. Wade abortion case was based on a lie. “Norma McCorvey, alias ‘Roe’ in Roe v. Wade, is today a pro-life activist. She says Roe v. Wade, ‘was all based on a lie. It was a lie that I told. Initially, I had told (attorney) Sarah Weddington that I had been raped, and I was not raped.’”
The majority are not about to let people who disagree with the homosexual lifestyle to live and let live. They will comply or they will be driven out of business.
Blaine Adamson, owner of a Lexington, Kentucky, print shop called Hands on Originals, 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.”
The legal advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom stepped in to defend Adamson’s personal and religious beliefs and filed an appeal and won:
“FAYETTE CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE JAMES D. ISHMAEL JR. REVERSED THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S DECISION IN APRIL  AND STATED THE COMMISSION WENT ABOVE ITS STATUTORY AUTHORITY IN SIDING WITH THE LGBT LEGAL GROUP, THE GAY AND LESBIAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION OF LEXINGTON.” (H/T: CHRISTIAN POST)
Unfortunately, this was not the final legal word. Unlike many so-called conservatives, liberals never give up or give in.
“THE COMMISSION, WHICH ORDERED ADAMSON TO PRINT SHIRTS AND ATTEND GOVERNMENT-MANDATED ‘DIVERSITY TRAINING,’ HAS NOW APPEALED TO THE KENTUCKY COURT OF APPEALS.”
“There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.”
The Adamson case is now before the Kentucky Court of Appeals where a great deal is at stake. This is not just a religious freedom issue. Should any business be forced to promote a message — no matter what it is — because some person or group is offended?
Some homosexuals are beginning to understand the implications of this case since a favorable ruling by the court will end up protecting everyone.
“IT IS THUS NO SURPRISE THAT ‘A LESBIAN OWNED AND OPERATED T-SHIRT COMPANY…,’ AND GROUPS THAT ‘STRONGLY SUPPORT . . . GAY RIGHTS. . .,’ HAVE PUBLICLY SUPPORTED [HANDS ON ORIGINALS]. FOR JUST AS SURELY AS THE FIRST AMENDMENT PROTECTS [HANDS ON ORIGINALS] AGAINST THE [GAY AND LESBIAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION] DISCRIMINATION CLAIM, IT ALSO FORECLOSES A RELIGIOUS-DISCRIMINATION CLAIM AGAINST AN LGBT PRINTER WHO REFUSES TO CREATE MATERIALS THAT DISPARAGE GAYS AND LESBIANS.” (H/T: WND)
No one – religious or not – should be forced to do business with someone whose message is contrary to one’s own.
- Should a Jewish printer be forced to print signs for a neo-Nazi parade?
- Should a black-owned print shop be forced to print signs for a KKK parade?
- Should a print shop owned by socialist Bernie Sanders be forced to print signs that say “Socialism is Slavery”?
- Should a print shop owned by pro-abortionists and Planned Parenthood supporters be forced to print brochures denouncing abortion and Planned Parenthood?
Douglas Laycock, professor of law at the University of Virginia, stated, “The American solution to this conflict is to protect the freedom of both sides — not punish the side that dissents.”
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