Monday, March 16, 2015

Should a printer be forced to print messages he has a moral objections to? Next on FOT Kentucky t-shirt printer’s attorney

When a print shop in Lexington, Kentucky, Hands on Originals, was asked to print t-shirts promoting a local gay and lesbian organization, the owner, a Christian who believes that sexual relationships and sexual activity is reserved for marriage between a man and a woman, declined. Instead, he offered to refer the group to another printer who would match his price. Despite getting their t-shirts printed for free at the other shop, the gay group pursued a complaint with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission accusing the printer of discrimination. 

Jim Campbell
If this story sounds familiar, it’s probably because stories like this are becoming more and more common. 
In a troubling ruling, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission found that the owner of the shop, Blaine Adamson, had discriminated against the organization and ordered that he not only print promotional materials that express messages he does not want to promote, but that he attend a government-run reeducation program.
Tuesday, Deacon Mike and Gina Noll will host Blaine Adamson’s attorney, Jim Campbell, senior legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF).  Since joining ADF in 2007, Campbell has been involved in defending marriage, religious liberty, and freedom of conscience against legal attacks.  He earned his J.D. from the University of Akron School of Law where he graduated summa cum laude in 2006.  

Join Deacon Mike and Gina for a lively discussion at 9 a.m. on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM and streaming on  Faith On Trial is sponsored by Attorney Rick McConville of Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Carroll, Hockenberg & Scalise PC, 2100 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, 453-1055 and Confluence Brewing Company, off the Bike Trail just south of Grey’s lake, 1235 Thomas Beck Road, Des Moines, where there is entertainment in the tap room every Thursday.

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