Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Brush & Nib Sued So They Cannot Get Sued ... What? Huh?


You want to know what the world is coming to? It’s this …

The owners of Brush & Nib Studio—a print shop in Phoenix—recently won a major LGBTQ discrimination case to keep them from having to print wedding invitations for same-sex couples.

Yes, in 2019, people are still suing to be allowed to discriminate, but that’s not what the world is coming to; it’s this …

Brush & Nib  Studio has never been accused of discriminating against anyone, and they have never printed invitations to a same-sex wedding. They sued preemptively for the right to refuse to print same-sex wedding invitations, should that situation arise.

In 2016, Brush & Nib sued the city Phoenix, arguing that the city’s ban on discrimination violated the company’s freedom of speech. Brush & Nib co-owners, bigots, homophobes, asshats, Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, say they are “devout Christians” who wanted to overturn the civil rights law before any complaints could be filed against them.

Duka and Koski also want to post a sign in their window saying that they refuse to serve same-sex couples. I wonder how these two vile human beings would feel if they began seeing signs posted in businesses that said they refused to serve “devout Christians”?
And don’t get me started on any spot in the Bible that says hate is devout.

Brush & Nib’s operating principles were drawn up by the religious right legal group and says the business “is owned solely by Christian artists who operate this entity as an extension of and in accordance with their artistic and religious beliefs.”

It does not specify what their beliefs are. But I can guess: their beliefs are Hate; plain and simple. And that’s what the world is coming to; allowing people to sue so they don’t get sued for discrimination when they discriminate.

There you have it; and if you live anywhere near Brush & Nib, and opt to use their services, keep in mind that you are supporting hate masked as Freedom of Speech.

9 comments:

Gene Perry said...

Went to the Brush & Nib website. Their stuff is OK, not unique at all. Basic Calligraphy 101 stuff.

Helen Lashbrook said...

effing sad or what? These people need brain surgery - perhaps the HUD secretary can fit them into his busy schedule collecting pictures of Jesus in a bathrobe?

the dogs' mother said...

And our very own Arlene's is asking to go back
to the Supreme Court...

Sooo-this-is-me said...

They should be forced then to only sell to fundamentalist Christians because they don't recognize any other religions either. I wonder how many things they pick and choose to follow or not follow according to their beliefs.

Mark Alexander said...

I would like to believe the market will decide whether this asshole company survives or not. Even in the increasingly-purple state of Arizona, times are a changin' and they may discover hate doesn't play as well here as it did twenty or thirty years ago.

That being said, a few well placed Yelp Reviews wouldn't hurt either (not that I'd ever suggest such a thing.

grammyscraps said...

Fortunately, I never drive in to Phoenix so I won't chance meeting these two cretins. Hard to believe what good "Christians" we have become surrounded by.

anne marie in philly said...

asswipe bitches!

some people in PHX ought to start refusing THEM service based on "sincerely held beliefs" and see if THEY like it!

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Ugh.
All in the name of their religion.
Hope they get good karma.

XoXo

Moving with Mitchell said...

Infuriating. But bankruptcy is in Brush & Nib’s not too distant future. God bless....