Good news for a Christian printer – a ruling in court means he won’t be forced to print stuff for a gay wedding. Which really is the worst thing in the world ever.
A Kentucky appeals court has ruled that the government cannot force a Christian printer to make T-shirts for a gay pride event after the government previously stepped in and punished the businessowner for refusing to do so.
The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled 2-to-1 that Blaine Adamson, owner of Hands on Originals, a print shop based in Lexington, Kentucky, is correct in his argument that being forced to create the T-shirts was a violation of his religious beliefs, according to the Becket, a law firm devoted to the defense of religious liberty.
“The court agreed with Becket, top legal scholars, and LGBT business owners, who all stood up for the rights of artists to choose what messages they would promote, without fear of government punishment,” the firm said in a statement. “(The) ruling emphasized that ‘the ‘service’ [the printer] offers is the promotion of messages. The ‘conduct’ [the printer] chose not to promote was pure speech.’”
Here’s an interview with the guy:
Yet another thing I have to admit Trump is going to be incredibly better than Hillary about – the religious freedom of Christians.
Y’all have a nice open thread, you can even call me a Trump hack!! It’s free speech!!