Christian T-Shirt Company Forced to Attend Diversity Training after Refusing to Make Gay Pride Shirts
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Oct 10
Hands On Originals, a Christian t-shirt printing company in Kentucky, has been found guilty of discriminating against homosexuals. Charisma News reports the company refused to make gay pride shirts, resulting in The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization filing a complaint in 2012.
The organization argued that Hands On Originals violated a city fairness ordinance when prohibits companies from refusing to provide services to homosexuals. Gay and Lesbian Services won the suit, forcing the Christian business to attend “diversity training.”
Alliance Defending Freedom represented Hands On Originals in the suit. "No one should be forced by the government or by another citizen to endorse or promote ideas with which they disagree," the law firm said.
"In America, we don't force people to express messages that are contrary to their convictions," said co-counsel Bryan Beuman.
Publication date: October 10, 2014