Tuesday, 19 March, 2019

Gay couple sent 'sin' pamphlets instead of wedding programs

Gay couple sent 'sin' pamphlets instead of wedding programs Gay couple sent 'sin' pamphlets instead of wedding programs
Patty Aguilar | 18 January, 2018, 21:32

The plaintiffs, Aussies Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg - who married at a hillside ceremony in Butler County, Pa., in September - added in a statement, "Our goal is to hold Vistaprint accountable for the harm they have caused ... and to send a message that there will be consequences for acts of hate perpetrated against others".

"Celebration", their design said in bold letters at the top.

Here's hoping Andrew and Stephen enjoy a honeymoon free of harassment.

"The pamphlets - plainly sent to threaten and attack Mr. Heasley and Mr. Borg because they are gay - warn that 'Satan entices your flesh with evil desires, '" the lawsuit complains. Then they received a rude awakening in the form of homophobic pamphlets.

They were titled: 'Understanding Temptation: Fight the good fight of the faith'. He preys upon our weaknesses to tempt us to sin.

A gay couple sued Vistaprint on Tuesday in MA, alleging the printing company sent them pamphlets with messages about temptation and sin instead of the wedding programs they ordered for their special day.

Shineman and Keane also claim they have reached out to the couple to "express [their] sadness".

The company has a regional headquarters in MA. It targets small orders' like Borg and Heasley's, which bigger companies would take a loss on.

As well as complaining to Vistaprint, the couple says they were forced to pay extra for new brochures to be printed.

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After receiving the wrong materials, the couple had to place another order - at their own expense - to receive the programs before getting married.

The pamphlets belong to Battle Ready, a Catholic men's group that promotes spiritual warfare and authentic masculinity.

The lawsuit also states that despite there being no explicit anti-gay message in the brochures, the sentiment was clearly meant to be hateful. They are illustrated with a picture of a soldier holding his head near an image of a medal. What they received instead, was a box of anti-gay pamphlets warning that "Satan entices your flesh with evil desires".

The company, the target of a federal lawsuit filed in MA, updated a statement issued late Wednesday in which the company said it was investigating the matter.

The firm said: "To know that any customer could feel treated in such a way, especially during a time that should be filled with joy, is extremely disheartening", the company said. We have never been more disappointed to let a customer down.

An Australian couple traveled to Pennsylvania so all their friends could attend their wedding.

Heasley and Borg say "the pain from those memories has not faded" after four months of marriage.

Attorney Michael J. Willemin, who is representing them, called the case "a particularly egregious example of a company refusing to provide equal services to members of the LBGTQ community".

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