Friday, May 2, 2014

Kentucky Store Exposes Own Asshole; Embarasses Commonwealth

Needlework is actually a big thing in Western Kentucky, though I don't know how successful this particular store is or how much it depends on LGBT patronage. I hope we're about to find out.

Think Progress:

In March, Kentucky’s state legislature overrode Gov. Steve Beshear’s (D) veto and enacted an Arizona SB 1062-style bill to protect the rights of those with “sincerely held religious beliefs” to ignore non-discrimination laws unless there was a “compelling governmental interest.” Now, an Oak Grove embroidery company has posted a notice that it will not print messages that contradict their consciences — including anything promoting “homosexuality, freemasonry, the use of foul language,” or “immodesty.”

The Advocate reported Wednesday that, after “public confusion” about a sign on the door of Herald Embroidery featuring a crossed-out rainbow flag in a red circle and a citation of a Bible verse in a green circle, the business has replaced it with a new sign explicitly explaining the company’s discriminatory policies. It reads:
“While we will serve all customers who treat our place of business with respect, we reserve the right to refuse to produce promotional products that promote ideas that are not in keeping with our consciences. This includes, but is not limited to content promoting HOMOSEXUALITY, FREEMASONRY, the use of FOUL LANGUAGE, and imagery which promotes IMMODESTY.”
An even bigger asshole supposedly responded by phone with foul language threatening the company owner and his family -  seriously, people: the way to deal with homophobes is to point, laugh and boycott. No need to threaten.

As proven by the asshole store owner's idiotic and hypocritical re-posting of the foul language online.
Lombard did not immediately respond to a ThinkProgress inquiry as to whether he believed that “extremely vulgar language” constituted “foul language” and, if so, why he would post it on his company’s site but not print it on a shirt.

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