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US: Kentucky shop removes ‘no gays’ window sticker, replaces it with anti-gay sign

Nick Duffy April 29, 2014

A printing shop in Kentucky has removed a window sticker which banned gay customers, replacing it with a sign that condemns homosexuality.

According to Joe My God, one of the five stickers on the outside of Herald Embroidery in Oak Grove was a rainbow flag with a no-entry sign over it.

One reviewer wrote: “My wife and I went into this shop to get shirts for my parent’s anniversary.

We went in holding hands and the clerks gave us dirty looks the entire time. We didn’t understand why; maybe they thought we were suspicious?

I confronted one of the employees and they directed me to a sticker in the window. It had a pride flag on it and it basically meant gays weren’t welcome.

“My wife and I were heartbroken; we just wanted shirts made! But we wasted a trip for nothing.

“Guess we’ll get our shirts online next time. So sad about this treatment.”

After the news was reported online, shop owner Matthew Lombard removed the anti-gay sticker, but has now replaced it with a sign that condemns homosexuality.

He said: “Two of these stickers are negative and prohibitive in their message. After some public confusion as to the meaning of one which depicted a rainbow flag, we’ve replaced them with a clarification.”

The new sign 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.”

More: Anti-gay, Discrimination, Employment, homophobic, Kentucky, no gays allowed, shop, US

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