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Grace4Given

Atlanta, GA

#1 Mar 29, 2012
This is a call to all (true) Christians to stand behind and support "Hands On Originals" t-shirt company in Lexington, Ky regarding the "Gay Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO).

Upon realizing the shirt order was for a gay pride event, Hands On Original's staff chose to decline based on their personal convictions - but the GLSO decided to file a human rights complaint - even though Hands On Original, graciously, secured another shirt company willing to produce the shirts for the same price as originally bid.

Homosexual mayor Jim Gray is backing this attack on the shirt company, stating, "People don't have patience for this sort of attitude today."

Please email/call/fax Mayor Gray to let him know that, yes, we DO have time for this sort of attitude today, yesterday - as well as tomorrow. Hands On Originals is NOT city/govt funded - it is a private business which has the right to choose who, and what, affiliations they choose for their source of revenue and reputation.

As well, the Kentucky Civil Rights Act does not afford protection for sexual orientation.

Engage in whatever activity or sin you wish - but don't expect others, who do not share you beliefs and habits, to bow down and comply with your demands.
believer

United States

#2 Mar 29, 2012
Grace4Given wrote:
This is a call to all (true) Christians to stand behind and support "Hands On Originals" t-shirt company in Lexington, Ky regarding the "Gay Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO).

Upon realizing the shirt order was for a gay pride event, Hands On Original's staff chose to decline based on their personal convictions - but the GLSO decided to file a human rights complaint - even though Hands On Original, graciously, secured another shirt company willing to produce the shirts for the same price as originally bid.

Homosexual mayor Jim Gray is backing this attack on the shirt company, stating, "People don't have patience for this sort of attitude today."

Please email/call/fax Mayor Gray to let him know that, yes, we DO have time for this sort of attitude today, yesterday - as well as tomorrow. Hands On Originals is NOT city/govt funded - it is a private business which has the right to choose who, and what, affiliations they choose for their source of revenue and reputation.

As well, the Kentucky Civil Rights Act does not afford protection for sexual orientation.

Engage in whatever activity or sin you wish - but don't expect others, who do not share you beliefs and habits, to bow down and comply with your demands.
I completely agree!
anonymous

Lexington, KY

#4 Mar 29, 2012
I respectfully disagree with you as to what a true Christian is. A true Christian hates or discriminates against no one.

You faux-Christians can support them if you like. The city of Lexington, Fayette Co. schools, University of Kentucky, and progressive Lexingtonians will not.
AnoninPA

Red Lion, PA

#6 Mar 29, 2012
I am so tired of the bellyaching in this country. People need to stop trying to find reasons to file suits. Companies have the right to refuse service. The website clearly says it is a Christian business. The company was gracious enough to find a company to do the job at the agreed on price. But because the gay community got its "pride" hurt it now has to make a point. Enough already. Move on!!
Carl Spackler

Lexington, KY

#7 Mar 29, 2012
Grace4Given wrote:
This is a call to all (true) Christians to stand behind and support "Hands On Originals" t-shirt company in Lexington, Ky regarding the "Gay Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO).
Upon realizing the shirt order was for a gay pride event, Hands On Original's staff chose to decline based on their personal convictions - but the GLSO decided to file a human rights complaint - even though Hands On Original, graciously, secured another shirt company willing to produce the shirts for the same price as originally bid.
Homosexual mayor Jim Gray is backing this attack on the shirt company, stating, "People don't have patience for this sort of attitude today."
Please email/call/fax Mayor Gray to let him know that, yes, we DO have time for this sort of attitude today, yesterday - as well as tomorrow. Hands On Originals is NOT city/govt funded - it is a private business which has the right to choose who, and what, affiliations they choose for their source of revenue and reputation.
As well, the Kentucky Civil Rights Act does not afford protection for sexual orientation.
Engage in whatever activity or sin you wish - but don't expect others, who do not share you beliefs and habits, to bow down and comply with your demands.
While the Kentucky Civil Rights Act does not afford protection for sexual orientation, Lexington laws do afford this protection...Local Ordinance 201-99.
Joe

Latonia, KY

#8 Mar 29, 2012
If you do business with federal or state government you can not discriminate against sex, race, or homo's.
AnoninPA wrote:
I am so tired of the bellyaching in this country. People need to stop trying to find reasons to file suits. Companies have the right to refuse service. The website clearly says it is a Christian business. The company was gracious enough to find a company to do the job at the agreed on price. But because the gay community got its "pride" hurt it now has to make a point. Enough already. Move on!!
cameldriver

Lexington, KY

#9 Mar 29, 2012
A person or private company is still within their rights to believe what they wish. If I disagree, that is my right. Just as it is theirs. I am not forced to buy from a company that I do not support their policies. It is a "fre"country, last time I looked. People get their nose out of joint anymore because someone doesn't agree with their view point. That is the eauty of a country that guarantees us the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. that is my right , to pursue what meakesme happy. And my choice does not interfere with your right to shop where you are happiest at. If you do not like their policies, shop another store. That is your privilege.

Since: Mar 12

United States

#10 Mar 29, 2012
It is your right to make what I perceive as a mean spirited topic as this. It is my right to NEVER do business with such mean spirited business such as this that hide behind christianity.
localyocal

United States

#11 Mar 29, 2012
I will be going there and I encourage ALL Christians to support this business who is being discrimminated against for their religous beliefs.
Grace4Given

Atlanta, GA

#12 Mar 29, 2012
anonymous wrote:
I respectfully disagree with you as to what a true Christian is. A true Christian hates or discriminates against no one.
You faux-Christians can support them if you like. The city of Lexington, Fayette Co. schools, University of Kentucky, and progressive Lexingtonians will not.
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On the contrary, the Bible tells us to hate the world - and things "of" the world. I believe homosexuality would fall in the "world" category.

Also, the Bible tells us not to worry that the whole "world" hates and persecutes us - because the "world" is evil and loves the darkness.

And with all due respect, my friend, you don't speak for anyone but yourself - not the city of Lexington or any other entity.
Grace4Given

Atlanta, GA

#13 Mar 29, 2012
Carl Spackler wrote:
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While the Kentucky Civil Rights Act does not afford protection for sexual orientation, Lexington laws do afford this protection...Local Ordinance 201-99.
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201-99 only covers "housing, employment and public accommodations" - and if you look a tad further, you'll see where it says:

What is Not Covered:

Purely private clubs, resort or place of amusement

Rooming or boarding houses occupied by the proprietor as his/her residence

Religious institutions or organizations which do not receive more than 50% of its annual funding from federal, state or local government sources

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This tshirt shop would be considered an "religious organization".

As well, an individual/group cannot walk all over another individual's legal right(s)(freedom of religion)- just to keep from being offended.
Grace4Given

Atlanta, GA

#14 Mar 29, 2012
leonj wrote:
It is your right to make what I perceive as a mean spirited topic as this. It is my right to NEVER do business with such mean spirited business such as this that hide behind christianity.
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No one is "hiding behind" anything - it's my understanding that the complainer is the one who contacted the tshirt shop for a quote - and decided to let that particular tshirt shop print their shirts. He (complainer) should have checked the website and saw that it was a Christian business and maybe should have thought about trying to have his tshirts printed (for a gay pride event) by a Christian business.

But once the artwork was submitted, the CHRISTIAN tshirt shop saw what they wanted printed and due to their religion and beliefs, declined to do business with the complainer.

The tshirt owner also spent time finding another tshirt shop who would print the complainer's shirts at the same price - which, no, he did not have to do.

Sounds to me like the same thing that's going on all over the nation, and world in these end days.
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And just an fyi - guess what? The homosexual agenda wins - for a short while - as does all other sin and evil in the world. But only for a short while - then Jesus will be back to set things straight.
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One thing the gay supporters should think about - are you going to support the pedophile groups when they start demanding the same rights as the gay community? If you think that's farfetched, think again ...... take a look:

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-...
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Once you open the door to one, you have to swing it wide open for the rest of them - or be sued for discrimination.
karma

Louisville, KY

#15 Mar 29, 2012
If you're going to choose the life style, you are going to deal will stuff like this. No one "has" to except homosexuality, and no one has a right to be offended if they don't. Doesn't sound like the t-shirt company tried to push their religious beliefs on the organization, they respectfully declined to do business. Suck it up and seek business elsewhere if you don't like it.
Hands Off

Louisville, KY

#16 Mar 29, 2012
If I owned a restuarant and told a customer who is black that I won't serve him, but I found a restaurant across the street who would sell him the same burger, is that right or wrong?

If I owned a shoe store and told a customer who is female that I won't serve her, but I found a shoe store across the street who would sell her the same pair of shoes, is that right or wrong?

If I were a doctor and told a mother-to-be that I won't deliver her child because she is poor, but I found a doctor on the other side of town who would deliever it, is that right or wrong?

I feel like a Christian living during the Puritan days.
Hands Off

Louisville, KY

#17 Mar 29, 2012
anonymous wrote:
I respectfully disagree with you as to what a true Christian is. A true Christian hates or discriminates against no one.
You faux-Christians can support them if you like. The city of Lexington, Fayette Co. schools, University of Kentucky, and progressive Lexingtonians will not.
Well stated.
Scooter

United States

#18 Mar 29, 2012
This is crazy! Hands On should have the right to stand by their beliefs, this gay organization is discriminating against Hands On for standing up for their beliefs. Get a life and move on. Do not push your beliefs on anyone, Hands On certainly did not.
Hands Off

Louisville, KY

#19 Mar 29, 2012
I find it ironic that I've lived here many years and until this week I'd never heard the word Christian attached to their name. Locally, the business is known as Hands On Originals.

As a believer of God, I am offended by your comments.
jesus freak

Englewood, NJ

#20 Mar 30, 2012
Hands Off wrote:
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Well stated.
What if the black person wanted to hang in your resturant that
said I hate Jesus
air

Herndon, VA

#21 Mar 30, 2012
Is "Hands on Originals" refusing to serve them based on lifestyle or refusing to print the shirts with what they want printed? To me they should not have to print anything they feel is inappropriate to them, whether it be gay or sports related. If they refuse to do business with them no matter what they want printed then that would be discrimination... just my two cents and probably not worth that!
what issue is and is not

Lexington, KY

#22 Mar 30, 2012
HOO will not print every tshirt design - some designs they print and some designs they don't print. The company's criteria was stated in their publicly released statement "Hands On Originals both employs and conducts business with people of all genders, races, religions, sexual preferences and national origins,” said Blaine Adamson, an owner of the company.“However, due to the promotional nature of our products, it is the prerogative of the company to refuse any order that would endorse positions that conflict with the convictions of the ownership"."

The issue here has nothing to do with discrimination of people. The issue is that they could not with a good conscience towards God print a design that advocated and promoted pride in fornication (which is a sin against God).

They do sell already-printed shirts to anyone and everyone. They just won't print any and every tshirt design for anyone and everyone since their print jobs are "promotional" (i.e. tshirt designs convey certain messages that HOO may or may not want to partake, join, or be affiliated with).

HOO did not decline the tshirt design/print job disrespectfully. They actually acted with much respect to GLSO by even finding another company to honor the price quote.

What we have here is the GLSO, the Lexington mayor, and others in the community bullying HOO. The only ones involved in hatred and intolerance here are the GLSO and their supporters who are dragging HOO through the mud and twisting the situation.

Here is a good link that talks about this situation more http://godfatherpolitics.com/4439/gay-bullies...

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