Georgia Printer Refuses to Print Wedding Invitations for Lesbian Couple

Georgia Printer Refuses to Print Wedding Invitations for Lesbian Couple April 27, 2015

Another day, another case of bigotry and discrimination by a business. This time it’s the owner of a printing company in Georgia, who refused to print wedding invitations for a lesbian couple. The company for which he franchises is not happy about it.

A printing company has apologized for the owner of its franchise in Suwanee, Georgia, who refused to print wedding invitations for a lesbian couple, WXIA reports.

Alan Akins, the owner of a local Alpha Graphics franchise, told the couple the he could not do the job because his religious beliefs did not allow him to support same sex marriage.

“I kept asking him how, why, how he could do this? He just basically stood on his religious beliefs, referenced the Bible, called it a sin, and I was basically in tears saying how could you treat me this way?,” recalled Paige Beckwith, one of the brides…

Akins told WXIA that he would be happy to provide the couple services for other occasions, but the wedding was off limits for him. He also said that this was not the first time he declined a print job because of his religious beliefs.

And I’m sure that when a heterosexual couple comes in to get wedding invitations, Akins makes sure that neither of them have been divorced, right? Because the Bible very clearly calls that a sin as well. Oh, and he better also make sure that the bride-to-be is a virgin. If she isn’t, I’m sure he’ll gladly print up the invitations to the public stoning the Bible demands for her (but not for the man, of course).

And if a Muslim or Hindu group comes in to get invitations to an event, he turns those down too, right? Because those people are violating the very first commandment by worshiping other gods. And I’m sure he refuses to print business cards for a business that is open on Sunday. That violates one of the Big Ten as well. Wait, he doesn’t do those things? You mean he’s singling out gay people as special sinners? How entirely unsurprising.


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