Kentucky Print Shop Removes Anti-Gay Sign, Replaces It With Homophobic Disclaimer
Claiming the whole world was confused and wrong about the anti-gay symbol he plastered on the storefront to his print shop, Herald Embroidery owner Matthew Lombard has replaced it with a new homophobic message in an attempt to clarify his discriminatory practices.
Earlier this week we reported that a lesbian couple has alleged they were kicked out of the Oak Grove, Kentucky print shop for holding hands. Lombard confirmed to Instinct on Tuesday that he does indeed refuse to serve anyone who "flaunts their homosexuality" in his print shop. "We will not serve people that are foul-mouthed, nor will we serve people that flaunt their homosexual lifestyle in our place of business and/or request us to produce promotional products that do so," Lombard told us.
On Wednesday, Lombard insisted the public was confused about his business practices. "After some public confusion as to the meaning of one which depicted a rainbow flag, we’ve replaced them with a clarification," he said.
Though we're not sure what's so confusing about a crossed out rainbow flag and refusing to serve a lesbian couple who were hoping to purchase anniversary print outs for one of the woman's heterosexual parents, the shop-owner thinks a "clarification" is in order.
The new disclaimer, placed where the anti-rainbow symbol used to be found on the shop's front window, reads:
We will not serve people that are foul-mouthed, nor will we serve people that flaunt their homosexual lifestyle in our place of business and/or request us to produce promotional products that do so.
“This includes, but is not limited to content promoting homosexuality, freemasonry, the use of foul language, and imagery which promotes immodesty.”
Though we certainly hope Lombard has stopped kicking out LGBT people from his store, refusing to print LGBT-related materials is certainly not an improvement.