Beulah Print in Drogheda has refused to print material for a customer who is gay. Using a ‘conscience clause’ excuse the printer, whose name ironically is Hebrew for ‘married’, told long-time customer Jonathan Brennan that they would not print wedding invitations for him.
They say in a Facebook post that they “are committed to standing by our conscience and God’s Word.”
The dispute is reminiscent of Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland which is being brought to court for refusing to design a Bert & Ernie cake for gay customers. That dispute has led to an “unholy alliance” of fringe Catholics and the DUP who have organised to fight human rights with “Conscience Clause” legislation.
Here’s the reaction on the Beulah Print Facebook page:
We carried a post about this whole business a few weeks ago too.