CHRISTIAN ISSUES IN THE NEWS

One of several articles in the printed June edition:

COURT RULES: People of Faith Shall Not  be Bullied to Support/Endorse/Promote
Homosexual Message

Hands On Originals, a Christian-run T-shirt printing company in Lexington, Kentucky declined to print T-shirts for a gay pride event in 2012. The company was sued, and lost (similar to the bake-me-a-gay-cake case). However, determined to not allow any individual or group to force the company to print messages which go against the company owners’ faith, they appealed.

Despite being up against tremendously strong homosexual- and lesbian-supported lawyers, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, Hands On Originals won its appeal.

In part, the owners had filed a notice to the court reviewing the copious accommodations provided to companies and individuals with regards to their faith. In one document, they noted in part, “… people of faith have a right not to be stigmatized for their views just as do members of the homosexual community…” And they argued that state laws should “not compel a private individual or organization to disseminate or endorse a message with which they do not agree.”

In short, the T-shirt owners argued that the government could not and should not force them to participate in a message that is in conflict with their deepest convictions of faith.

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