|Oddly, no printjob for gay|
nightclub due to "lifestyle."
Now there is a first.
A local printer in Kent, Washington, south of Seattle, refused to print a flyer for a new gay nightclub, Diesel, planning for a grand opening later this month. The printer accepted the order but when the owner found out it was a gay venue, he said no. He said it went against their Christian morals. As reported in The Stranger, the club owners received an email from a female employee that said:
"Not that we're against homosexuals at all. But because knowing that our printed products will be advertising and promoting the kind of lifestyle that goes against our morals is something that he (the owner) can't bring himself to do."
|Drag club owner arm wrestles|
with printer man. Loser has to give
the winner the best printjob
they ever had
The representative from Access Printed Media said that they do not have any written policies regarding what and who they will print for. However, she said that "We're a small business owned by a small conservative Christian family and I'm sorry, but we have values and we can print whatever we want." The local ACLU was contacted and they said that it is a state law that businesses can turn down orders but that they must not legally discriminate against persons based on their sexual orientation. Equal Rights of Washington said that it would not be tolerated if Access Printed Media decided to not print flyers for Jews, Blacks, or Latinos.
|Lady wasn't supposed to|
tell the real reason for
not giving gays a good printjob
|Gotprint.net measures club|
owner for really great printjob
|A quick check with Jesus|
revealed nothing about printjobs.
Something about feeding the hungry
and taking care of orphans.