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Cork company offers to make invites for gay couple refused by printer

The company at the centre of the controversy, Beulah Print, said they have declined a variety of work over the years because it was contrary to their beliefs.
Mar 6th 2015, 8:37 AM 19,296 192

A CORK PRINTING company has offered to make wedding invites for a gay couple who refused because of their religious beliefs.

Jonathan Brennan said that he had been a customer of Beulah Print in Drogheda for four years, but was told that they do not support same sex marriage and would not be printing the invites to his civil partnership to his boyfriend of five years.

In a Facebook post that has been widely shared, he said:

I have given them my business for over 4 years now and when I asked them to design my wedding invitations he refused as himself and his business partner don’t believe in same sex civil partnerships and homosexuality and they are ‘devoted Christians’ I can’t believe how they can discriminate against gay people.

The company at the centre of the controversy, Beulah Print, said they have declined a variety of work over the years because it was contrary to their beliefs.

“We have never hidden our faith from our customers and represent the gospel at every opportunity. We are not against homosexuals however, we do not support same sex marriage, which printing wedding invitations would do.”

Cork design company Coolgrey Design responded by saying they would be happy to print the invites.

“We at Coolgrey Design and Print would gladly come to their aid and print their invites free of charge. We have the Cork Gay Pride Festival committee as a client and would find it disappointing if they as a group were handled in this manner.

“We hope they get sorted, it’s 2015 and a person’s big day should be cherished no matter what their sexual orientation.”

Read: Printers refuse to design gay wedding invitations because of their Christian beliefs

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