Freedom survives. For now, anyway.
The circuit court for Fayette County in Kentucky ruled that a Christian T-shirt company doesn’t have to print shirts for a gay pride event.
The court found that the woefully misnamed Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission erred when it determined that the company had committed an act of discrimination by refusing to print T-shirts with a pro-gay message.
It’s almost like Christian business owners in Kentucky are allowed to practice freedom of religion.
In 2012, gay rights activists who were clearly looking to stir up trouble requested that Hands On Originals print shirts for the gay pride festival. Since the company publicly proclaims that it’s a Christian organization, it’s obvious that the pink brigade was looking for a scalp to claim.
They didn’t succeed on this occasion.
When the gay rights mafiosos were unsurprisingly told that the company wouldn’t be printing shirts for that event, they accused the company of violating the county’s public accommodation laws.
In this case, though, Hands On Originals was declining to publish a message, not declining service to people because of their sexual orientation.
The windbags on the county Human Rights Commission apparently forgot that freedom of religion is a human right and initially ruled in favor of the gays.
Fortunately, the circuit court was there to set things right.