By Theodore Shoebat
A christian t-shirt store in Kentucky is being punished by the US government for “discrimination” when he refused to make a homosexual t-shirt. All of his employees will now have to attend “sensitivity” training which is really nothing more than re-education centers. According to one report:
a Christian-owned printing company in Kentucky was targeted by local activists when it turned down an order submitted by organizers of a gay pride event in 2012. Hands On Originals explained that printing the T-shirts would be in conflict with the business’ values; however, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission sided with an area gay rights group by finding the company had engaged in discrimination.
The board compelled employees of the company to attend sensitivity training and retained the authority to impose financial penalties.
Recent reports indicate owner Blaine Adamson is fighting back with the assistance of the legal firm Alliance Defending Freedom, which aligned with the company during its initial battle with the commission.
“No one should be forced by the government to endorse or promote ideas with which they disagree,” ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jim Campbell asserted. “Laws that do that are fundamentally unjust.”
He explained that, if the decision against Hands On Originals stands, the repercussions will extend beyond Christian-owned businesses to include the very pro-gay groups criticizing them.
“In America,” attorney Bryan Beauman said, “we don’t force people to express messages that are contrary to their convictions. America should not be a place where people who identify as homosexual are forced to promote groups like the Westboro Baptists and where printers with sincere religious convictions are forced to promote the message of the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization.”
Lawyers are hoping to have the decision overturned on the basis that it violates the company’s freedom of expression, as Adamson’s resistance toward the potential client was not regarding its order but its stated mission.
“We are appealing the commission’s decision because the First Amendment protects the freedom of every American to decline to speak on any issue without the fear of punishment,” Campbell added.
Christian persecution is happening right in America, and its gradually intensifying. If the homosexuals had their way, they would put us all in concentration and slaughter and oppress us.