Hands On Originals, a Christian printing company in Kentucky, has a policy to not promote an event or organization that conveys messages that are considered to be inappropriate or inconsistent with Christian beliefs. Because of this, in November 2012, the company refused to print gay pride t-shirts for the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization.
Now a local judge has ruled that the company must undergo “diversity training” and cannot refuse to print shirts based on sexual orientation.
The ruling comes from an interpretation of the new “Fairness Ordinance,” which “prohibits a public accommodation from discriminating against individuals based upon their sexual orientation or gender identity.”
“No one wants to live in that kind of America – a place where people who identify as homosexual are forced to promote the Westboro Baptists and where printers with sincere religious convictions are forced to promote the message of the GLSO,” said Alliance Defending Freedom, the law firm which defended Hands On Originals.
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H/T: Daily Caller