ARIZONA: Hate Group Loses Second Court Battle To Overturn Phoenix LGBT Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

The Arizona Republic reports:

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has quashed a local wedding shop’s attempt to override a Phoenix ordinance that protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination.

Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio and self-described evangelical Christians, create invitations and other handmade artwork for weddings and events.

They filed a lawsuit against Phoenix in May 2016 challenging the part of the city’s nondiscrimination ordinance that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Their suit alleges the city’s ordinance would compel them to create invitations or artwork for same-sex couples, which would conflict with their religious belief that marriage is between one man and one woman andviolate their freedoms of speech and religion.

No gay couple has requested the studio’s services and no one has filed a complaint against the artists with the city. Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom filed the lawsuit on behalf of Duka and Koski. The conservative group also represented Hobby Lobby in its successful religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

In September 2016, the ADF lost their “pre-enforcement” challenge to the ordinance. They plan to appeal this latest loss.

In December, the ADF will represent the anti-gay Colorado baker in a US Supreme Court case that could upend LGBT business protections nationwide.

  • Boreal

    Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio and s̶e̶l̶f̶-̶d̶e̶s̶c̶r̶i̶b̶e̶d̶ ̶e̶v̶a̶n̶g̶e̶l̶i̶c̶a̶l̶ ̶C̶h̶r̶i̶s̶t̶i̶a̶n̶s̶ hypocrites.
    They need to do as gawd commanded them and shut their pieholes.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/60278f70fb0e483f4544e47cef866ae09df6eebce535cd82be4aff60e832f00a.jpg

    • jruffdc

      Exactly. Who cares what a woman has to say. /s

    • Librarykid

      Why are not more sermons preached on that text? I guess for one thing it would ruin the coffee hour.

  • Todd20036

    Being butt hurt is not a protected right. Being in a minority is

    Or at least it’s supposed to be.

    I’m no longer certain of that

    • vorpal 😼

      But every self-professed TrueChristian is in a minority group of size 1.

  • Tawreos

    I hope gay and straight couples avoid this shop like the fucking plague so that the owner’s don’t have to deal with the possibility of hurt feelings.

  • netxtown

    So just the mere thought of serving a homo is against their religious beliefs? WTF?

    • Todd20036

      No. The mere thought of serving LBGT makes them feel icky

      The religious belief crap is a back door attempt to legalize discrimination

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      No, the mere thought of cashing in on it as a way to advertise and promote their business while getting paid by hate groups to do so, is their religious belief.

      Martyring themselves on the cross of commerce.

  • Boreal
    • greenmanTN

      This

    • bambinoitaliano

      I bet it won’t be Bing they are picking given their aversion of non white varieties.

      • Lars Littlefield

        There are two varieties of sweet white Bing cherries. I’ve got them both growing in my little orchard with a disease-resistant Jonathon apple, the usual apricots, peaches (free stone, of course) and a couple of heritage sour pie cherries. But, in general, yes.

        • licuado de platano

          Is there something special about free stone vs clingstone?

          • Lars Littlefield

            Oh, but of course. Freestone fruit has a stone/pit that is loose and not connected to the interior flesh. Cling, as in clingstone peaches, nectarines, and plums) have pits/stones that are a bitch to separate from the flesh. There’s no difference is taste (IMHO), but there’s a big difference in preparing them for cooking and canning.

        • Gretchen

          I’m so jealous. I’m going to try my hand at muscadines. I have the seeds ready to freeze to start the stratification process in December. From what I can tell it takes 3-5 years to bear fruit. It’s too hot here for Bing cherries, but I enjoy the short time we can get them in the stores.

    • lattebud
    • ted-

      Oooh, so saved!

  • vorpal 😼

    Nobody has even sued these two bitches. They’re just being uppity for the sake of being uppity: it’s the next generation of Monica Coles in training.

    And quelle surprise: comments are disabled in their “getting to know us” linked video. I guess they don’t want to be asked any questions about their “values.”

    • bkmn

      ADF is trying any way it can to void anti-discrimination ordinances, hoping to eventually find one that will work its way to SCOTUS.

      • JAKvirginia

        ADFTD (Alliance Defending Freedom to Discriminate) FIFY 🙂

        • vorpal 😼

          That would be honesty, and that’s not a Christian value.

          • JAKvirginia

            Their not being dishonest, just purposely vague. *wink*

    • Daveed_WOW

      Please don’t use the word “uppity”. That means they are standing up for their rights. They’re not. They are fighting for the ability to legally discriminate.

      • vorpal 😼

        Downity?

        Anyways, here is the “quality” of their work (from their YouTube page).
        I’m suspecting there’s a reason no gay people have approached lazy-eye Joanna for her shoddy crap.
        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bf19c222d7ee238c7d9ef653504ca302a98c35181ac5d72a669bca99d2a0133c.png

        • netxtown

          I have seen that design. Seems it was….oh…yes! It was the vinyl wallpaper in a mobile condo….bathroom as I recall….

        • vorpal 😼

          From their Facebook page.
          It looks like someone holding a pen and a vase of dead flowers had a seizure.
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ae585f2365764daec658f086edd79ce284e1390ac992e2da863024e2063e25be.jpg

          • Boreal

            Apostolic apoplexy.

          • stuckinthewoods

            you just don’t recognize their art of kakography.

          • Mark

            What the fuck is that??

          • vorpal 😼

            Four year olds with crayons draw nicer maps than that.

          • Gretchen

            That’s a map? Good grief.

          • killreligion

            I’ve received so very tacky invites the last few years. The young ones are not getting any direction on matters of style. Just look at most homes. I rarely see a nice home if under 40 or so

          • Librarykid

            It’s like they never heard of a Dustbuster.

        • Gretchen

          Isn’t that the wallpaper in my grandma’s bathroom?

        • Falconlights

          Not anything I would have wanted our wedding invitations to look like.

      • Ben in Oakland

        How about shitheadity.

    • Boreal

      Comments aren’t disabled on their FB page………………………yet.

      • jruffdc

        I left a mean comment on their FB page.

        • Boreal

          I saw it. Wonder how long before they delete it and block you?

          • jruffdc

            Lol. At least I didn’t mention their bigotry.

          • vorpal 😼

            I joined in and replied to your comment :-).

    • bambinoitaliano

      Its the new form of free advertisement. Not very different from the scamvangelists that sells slob buckets. If you hate, eat my shit! kind of PR stunt.

    • clay

      Not only has no one sued them, they didn’t even have a business before they were in cahoots with ADF.

  • Stephen Elliot Phillips

    Hi this is to be my 4th marriage. I heard about your beautiful invitations from my best friend. You created such nice work for her second marriage. Was wondering if I could come in for a consultation, etc? Thanks ever so much

    • Boreal

      I hope you’ll be using a shellfish and pork motif on your invitations.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        and the wedding dress is a lovely poly/silk blend!!

        • Ander

          NOW you’ve gone too far!

    • bambinoitaliano

      Kim is that you?

      • lattebud

        She has an account with them…. A delinquent account that she expects the state to pay for.

  • bambinoitaliano

    I’m going to opening up next door and brand it Brush My Nip Studio. For the men who needs to perk up their nipples.

    • Todd20036

      Go on…

    • Boreal

      Do you offer nipple massage? Asking for a friend.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Of course. Full set of nipplecure. We even condition or trim or remove nipple hair as your preference. For those who felt a bit sore from the night before we have nipple shields or nipple cones 😛

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      I got mine pierced 10 years ago and it was the best decision I ever made

      • netxtown

        I tried 35 years ago – and woke up an entire barracks screaming to get that fucking clamp off my tit!

        • eddie beskeddie

          I was at a shop in Miami and the owner could squeeze me in before his next appointment. As i was laying there just before the needle went in, the next customer with an appointment walked in. Just then, the needle was pushed into my nipple. I gave such a loud scream that the customer took one look at me and left. It was actually the 2nd time i got my nipple pierced. Infection both times. So happy and lucky that my PA is fine. Have had it for 22 years. Only regret is that i didn’t do it sooner.

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        I got a lower piercing 10 years ago, also best decision.

        • bambinoitaliano

          If I’m going to have a prince down there it better be Prince Harry, just saying….:P

        • Ander

          Did you really? I don’t believe you….

        • BillyDee4

          I did both my nips and a PA 30 years ago.

      • I’ve had my nipples pierced twice but they just wouldn’t heal. I loved the look and feel, but after 6 months it was just not worth it.

        Considering a PA though.

        • Eddie Besketti

          I promise you – you wont regret a PA. Have had mine for over 20 years.

    • Hank

      Do you need someone to help staff the place??? I cum cheap!!!

      • bambinoitaliano

        Now now I run an uppity men’s nipple care services. There is no hanky panky in the establishment or its immediate surrounding. You will need to rely on your Grindr. Also I am new to the area. Perhaps you can ask the couple of ladies from Brush & Nib next door.

        • Hank

          Yes, but this Hank, has had years of practice, with EXCELLENT references and guarantees of repeated orgasms for the clients, just from Nip stimulation! 😈

    • Lars Littlefield

      On our little neighborhood watch web page a mother inquired in a post if anyone knew of a safe and clean place her daughter could get a nipple piercing for her 18th birthday. She received a scathing public e-mail complaining about what kind of person, let alone mother, would let her daughter get a nipple piercing. The email also dressed down the mother for insulting everyone by bringing up such an immoral topic.

      Twenty-eight neighbors responded that the mother was perfectly in her right to seek advice from our trusted little on-line community. They have reamed the woman about what kind of filthy mind she must have to tell others what is moral or immoral. I mention this because I live in what is considered a conservative theocratic state and it’s rather grand that so many of my conservative neighbors are big on protecting the freedoms and rights of the pierced and tattooed. Who knew so many ultra religious would be into body art? LOL!

      • bambinoitaliano

        Don’t you know believing in their god give them the ownership of everyone else bodies?

        • Lars Littlefield

          Well, yeah. It’s one of their articles of faith. 🙂

      • When I was in college there was an off campus party that violated school rules (no drinking at school sponsored events). One of the fraternities had hosted this event and they made the mistake of printing up t-shirts which people wore the next day. On that day there was a board meeting at school and one of the board members threw a big fit and wanted all those students expelled. I don’t know if anyone ever told her that one of those students was her own daughter who was there and drunk off her ass.

        I tell this story because I’ve seen over and over that the people who think that everyone else should be able to control their children aren’t even aware of what their own kids are doing much less keeping them from doing things they don’t approve of. You can’t control other adults and can only keep teenagers in line to a small extent. You can however have a good relationship with them where you can talk about making good choices. Beyond that, you don’t have a lot of power and only the hypocritical idiots think you can.

  • Bomer

    What happened to her eyes? One looks to be closer than the other.

    • Boreal

      Huckabee Sanders syndrome from constant lying.

    • Bomer

      And their art work sucks.

  • bkmn

    ADF, an organization that thrives because of people like the Mercers.

  • Ernest Endevor

    The whole website looks like a put-up job. Very expensive design to be paid for by their three or four clients a year.

  • Barry William Teske

    With apologies to lesbians everywhere.

    These two are obviously comically bewigged.

    • BJORN RAGNVALDR

      Up vote Comically Bewigged. Good usage, sir.

      • BillyDee4

        Band name!

  • Boreal
    • Karl Dubhe

      Not looking. 🙂

    • jruffdc

      I left a message that their work was uninspiring.

      • Boreal

        Did you mention you were on your 6th marriage?

        • jruffdc

          Nope. Just told them their work doesn’t meet my high gay man standards.

  • Gigi

    “Get to know the artists…” Give me a break. Artists create works of art. Da Vinci and Rembrandt were artists. These people make invitations. If they’re “artists” then I’m a Pulitzer prize winning author because I type stuff on the internet. #GTFOH

  • Ninja0980

    Your daily reminder that ADF has fought to uphold laws that call for LGBT people to be put in prison at home and abroad.
    That is as hateful as it gets.

  • Sam_Handwitch
    • Boreal

      Lovely penmanship!

      • William

        I have the penmanship of a serial killer.

        • Boreal

          Charles Manson or Ted Bundy?

          • William

            Aileen Wuornos.

        • KarenAtFOH

          Mine looks like a mental patient.

        • bambinoitaliano

          Me, the good old doctor penmanship that could kill the patients because the pharmacists will likely prescribe the wrong dosage or wrong drug 🙂

        • grindstone

          Oh, Ouiser!

      • BJORN RAGNVALDR

        My brother can write like that. Me, not so much. Mine looks like Helen Keller started a paragraph then became bored with it all.

        • M Jackson

          I literally cannot sign my name any more. My hand is no longer connected to my brain. I should be able to just leave a hoof print.

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            I type over 90 wpm, but my penmanship has declined. Filling out forms these days, it looks like 1st grade work.

          • BillyDee4

            My handwriting has always be barely legible. I seldom write anything now. i had to write a short sentence as part of a medical exam. No one could read it, not even me. Someone once asked if a letter I had written was a g or a y. It was an m.

          • Reality.Bites

            I scanned a “good” signature and a chicken scratch and two sets of initials a few years ago. I add them where appropriate to documents I receive and send them back.

    • AdamTh

      ….. I wish I could write that pretty….

      • LeeCMH

        I just select the the font on my computer.

        • Falconlights

          When I want to drive my wife up the walls, I use Edwardian script.

      • vorpal 😼

        So do the masterbitches behind Brush & Nib.

        • zhera

          The samples in their video are not exactly something I’d pay good money for.

        • AdamTh

          Have to wonder if they’ve ever been called Bush & Nip. Just curious….

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        Practice makes perfect. There are ‘how to’ books on calligraphy, if you’re serious.

      • ted-

        Me too.

    • jruffdc

      Lol

    • Bomer

      In keeping with the theme of brush and nib, here’s another one for those two.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1db6f37602166bf376628ae965bf3715a4d3311614da6927a491288452ea1064.gif

    • clay

      When I show my students a copy of an actual land parcel survey from the early 1800s for them to understand surveying methods, or possible problems with the surveying methods, or how to translate them into digital files and maps, there’s one question I routinely get (starting two years ago) —

      “What language is that?”
      “Yes, I understand that the abbreviations and fade can make it less intelligible– ”
      “No, I mean, what language is that. It doesn’t look like English. Is it French?”
      “It’s cursive.”

      Since we stopped teaching writing cursive script, we also stopped teaching reading cursive script.

      • edrex

        …which ultimately leads to gay marriage.

        • Lars Littlefield

          I have my mother’s ancient Smith Corona portable typewriter with keys that imprint in cursive. It’s sooooooo weird to read type written cursive. Especially if you have a dual color ribbon in red and black.

          • Librarykid

            Is the red so that Jesus can speak through your Smith Corona?

          • Lars Littlefield

            No. The typewriter is blight blue and cream. The ribbon is half black and half red. That counts for something. But the typewriter I prefer to write with is a snot green Hermes 300 with an international keyboard. Much easier for writing stuff in French, Spanish, German, etc. After all, the devil is a polyglot.:-)

          • Falconlights

            Yeah, it is. I used to have an old Sears typewriter that had a cursive script.

      • shivadog

        I always hated cursive anyway. For the most part it just looks like unintelligible scribbles. The sample above looks nice, but most peoples cursive looks like a series of almost identical loops. (and I am old enough that they taught cursive when I went to school)

        • Or something resembling a heart monitoring printout. My print is legible, nearly 100% of the time. My cursive….well, unless I concentrate and go slowly, its only understandable by me.

          • Bj Lincoln

            We had a hard time remembering all the letters large and small, in cursive. I spent most of the first grade in the library writing cursive instead of recess because i was so bad at it.

          • Capital “Q” always confused me to bits. And which way all the loops below the line went, once again “q” being the outlier. “E” and “3” tossed my head too. One facing left, the other right, bah-humm-bug!

          • Lars Littlefield

            Imagine how screwed you would have been if you’d been forced to write in cyrillic.

          • BillyDee4

            I once had to write a paper on the influence of the Turkish language on the languages of the Balkans. I had to learn how to transcribe the Greek and Cyrillic alphabets and write Turkic phonetically. It was actually fun.

          • hahahahahaaaa!

          • vorpal 😼

            I almost never write cursive unless I’m writing cursive to show someone how ugly my cursive is (my printing is considered very neat, on the other hand). I still can’t write Q and capital-i I properly… My I is always backwards and I don’t even know how to do Q.

            I think cursive should just be dumped from classrooms and relegated to an “art form” for those genuinely interested in learning it.

          • Librarykid

            We only printed in first grade, but at least it was not done with a chisel on a clay tablet. Cursive came in second grade.

          • shivadog

            Even my printing is almost illegible unless I do it really slow and careful. Sometimes even I can’t decipher what I have written. Drove my teachers crazy.

      • Gretchen

        I don’t really know why it makes me sad that cursive has been removed from the curriculum, but it does. I see their point about using the class time for higher priorities and that most official documents are in print, but there is an entire generation of people that can’t even sign their name on a contract.

        • jmax

          My partner is a 3rd grade teacher and writes comments on his students’ papers in perfect Palmer Method script. I don’t think he’s ever mentioned that any of the students can’t read cursive writing.

          • Gretchen

            I wonder if his district still teaches cursive. I’m sure some must. Our local schools teach D’nealian. It’s sort of a half compromise between the two. It would take me all day to hand print a letter or essay. I use cursive almost exclusively and always used it to grade essays when I taught secondary school English. Of course I come from a generation that learned all sorts of handy things like the multiplication tables and phonics.

          • jmax

            I will have to ask him if they still teach cursive (he teaches at a school on a military base). His handwriting is so perfect it makes me ill. My writing looks like scratches made by a mentally deranged chicken with a club foot. 🙂

        • Librarykid

          Authors at book talks have reported that younger research assistants are no good at reading cursive

    • jerry
      • Lars Littlefield

        Ah, yes. The good old Ransom Font. One of the first available when the Macintosh was introduced. Good times.

    • Al Prazolam

      I have to print everything. My handwriting is atrocious.

  • Chris H.

    I guess there’s more money to be made playing the martyr circuit than just running your damn business and serving ALL customers.

    • DreadPikathulhu

      Bingo!

  • Butch

    Hey, guys – if you need something to do, come up to the Upper Peninsula. I can introduce you to a bunch of families that could really use some help with heating bills and food this winter.
    But I guess actually acting like a Christian isn’t any fun. Just go to court and sue instead.

  • jruffdc

    She looks like she’s got Down syndrome

    • Boreal

      Her left eye is fascinated by the right eye and can’t stop gazing at it.

      • greenmanTN

        That was a truly evil thing to say! I’m saving you a seat…

      • M Jackson

        I won’t watch the video, I never do, but thanks for the laugh.

    • canoebum

      Fetal Alcohol Syndrome more likely. One or both of her parents were drunks.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Such a lovely couple. Too bad they hate themselves so much.

  • BJORN RAGNVALDR

    Owners of The Bitch & Nag need to bitch & nag, I’m apoplectic!

  • Ray Page

    Brush and Nib. Duka and Koski. “It’s a god thing.”

    No. it’s a, “Let’s be professional victims” thing.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    ” We met in bible study …”

    Well, no wonder you are fucked up

    • jruffdc

      “I study fairy tales with other brain dead Christians”

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Praise be !

  • Mike C.

    Comments are disabled for this video. Because of course.

  • kaydenpat

    Just another couple of bigoted Christianists itching to discriminate against their fellow citizens.

  • Sam_Handwitch

    i don’t recall the details, but when Joe first posted about this i seem to recall that the company hadn’t been in business long at all, which might suggest it only exists for the purpose of ADF having someone to file suit

    • LeeCMH

      That would be interesting. I wonder if B&N is getting any quid pro quo from the ADF.

    • JAKvirginia

      Then the issue of standing will be interesting when the court raises it. First question: How have you been materially hurt by this? No, your fee-fees don’t count.

      • BillyDee4

        It’s like trying to sue someone for assault because you think he might hit you at some later date.

  • Stogiebear

    ADF – Alliance Defending Fascism

    • LeeCMH

      Same as Rev. Phelp’s God Hates Fags, but with a veneer.

    • Sam_Handwitch

      assholes defending fuckwads

      • JAKvirginia

        How pretty that will look when done in script!

      • Librarykid

        The perfect mission statement, trenchant and concise.

  • M Jackson

    ADF arguing before SCOTUS for the hate-cakes means a sure ‘win’ for our side.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      Not so sure. You may be thinking of Liberty Counsel.

      • LeeCMH

        They are all heads on the same monster.

  • Robert Adams

    Capitalism isn’t about morals. Take the money! If you can’t spend the filthy lucre on yourself, donate it to your church. My bet is they won’t turn it down, because, unlike you, they get it.

    • jruffdc

      Jesus loves profits

      • edrex

        didn’t he once ask “what profiteth a man….?”

      • Librarykid

        not the little children, all the children of the world, red and yellow black and blue, they are all a bunch of goo, Jesus loves the little children even you.

  • SoCalGal20

    Fake business created for the purpose of allowing ADF to file suit!

  • isn’t there some passage (there’s a passage for everything!!) speaking against piercings?

    Yea bitch.
    Fuck Off.

  • penpal

    Just post a “we don’t serve homosexuals” at the top of your ugly website. Problem solved. Your business will tank, but at least you will have been honest instead of having been the two-faced christian false-witnessing assholes you currently are.

    • LeeCMH

      They should add to the disclaimer, “and don’t even think about walking in if you are wearing mixed fiber.”

      • Librarykid

        The only fibers this applies to were linen and wool according to Leviticus 19:19 and Deuteronomy 22:9–11. The symbolism of the linen and wool were that they were from two different kingdoms, plant: linen and animal: wool. Pagan priests, sorcerers and magicians (I think that covers most of the clergy) wore mixed wool and linen to demonstrate their mastery over life. God objected.

        Today linen is often used as the lining or to give body between two layers of wool in constructed clothing so kosher suits are guaranteed not to have what is known as “shatnez” or the mixture of wool and linen.

    • Tor

      I doubt if their business has actually begun. It seems as if the business was created specifically to bring this suit.

      There are a few examples of work (maybe it’s theirs) on their website, but no testimonials from satisfied customers. The webpage looks like a stock template – odd, considering they are graphic designers.
      The Facebook page is quite bare, again, considering they are in the graphics business – again no comments from happy customers.

    • Librarykid

      I think the “business” is an attempt to have a reason to set up a go fund me page and make money the easy way–grifting.

  • Hank
  • Rebecca Gardner

    Wait a minute. They are BuyBull adherents so then why are Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski even allowed to own and operate a business, let alone speak up for themselves in legal matters?

    1 Timothy 2:11 – A woman must learn in quietness and full submissiveness.

    1 Timothy 2:12 – I do not permit a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man; she is to remain quiet.

    Proverbs 21:9 – It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a quarrelsome wife.

    • edrex

      and when did women learn to do calligraphy? writing is a man’s job.

      • ByronK

        They certainly don’t dress like good Christian women!

  • The Sentinel
    • Hmmm, notice that not one single one of their “customers” left a comment? No comments saying, “Your invitations really made our wedding special” not one. The few comments on there are from people who liked photos of what they “do”. This entire “business” is a scam.

  • edrex

    which one draws her lips?

  • Mike

    She looks like a copy of a copy of pre-surgery Ivanka Trump. (I know it’s not nice to make fun of people’s looks. Only nasty rotten people, I promise.)

  • andrew

    These Christian Evangelicals should actually read the entire bible. Many of God’s/Yahweh’s favorites had many wives and concubines, with his approval. God even told David, the apple of his eye, that he should appreciate the fact that he had given him all of Saul’s wives and concubines. These Christian bible believers should stop accusing their biblical God of immorality.

  • JWC

    Oh lets all tilt at imaginary windmills

  • The Sentinel
  • alc2018
  • killreligion

    I hate trashy names-the religious wackos are often the worst. At least we can guess how to pronounce breanna but is the othe one “Jone-a” or “jo an nah” of course they often surprise. It might be “jo-nay”

  • ETownCanuck

    It’ll never happen in my lifetime, hell..it may never happen at all before we doom ourselves to extinction, but maybe someday we will finally rid the world of the cancer that is religion and start to worship humanity instead.

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    Anagram: Brush & Nib Studio ~ Nits & Rubbish Duo

  • MonochromeMouse

    “Their suit alleges the city’s ordinance would compel them to create invitations or artwork for same-sex couples” the First Amendment already protects them (and everyone) from having to write words or draw pictures that they disagree with, the only thing they would be required to do is sell their basic products that they sell to the rest of the public, that’s what these religious idiots don’t seem to understand.

    • Librarykid

      But their work does not seem to meet the standards that anyone with LGBT sensibilities and more taste than what is in their mouth so I don’t see them being approached to provide work that violates their sincerely held religious beliefs. It seems to be on the level of a Christian wedding I attended where there was cake, punch and bowls of peanuts at the reception

  • xzargo

    They’re closet lesbians, right?

  • Bj Lincoln

    They want the right to discriminate. We have the right to not be discriminated against. I can’t believe they think what they want is the right or moral thing to do.

  • Phaius

    Sounds like these people could be the perfect company to make signs for The Satanic Temple’s Arizona chapter’s events if the Supreme Court goes in favor of the Colorado baker asshole.

  • Bj Lincoln

    This is what I just left on their FB.
    “What a shame you are both so bigoted and un-Christian that you insist the law allows you to discriminate against LGBT people. You are free to believe anything you want but your beliefs stop where my rights begin. I am not a Christian and I bet you would not want my chosen beliefs to infringe on your rights or your laws based on my beliefs. I don’t care what you believe or think about LGBT people but we ARE humans, have feelings and do not deserve to be treated any differently than any other American! We are more than just a sex act. I am a daughter, mother, wife and artist. I have a college degree and was a teacher for kids with disabilities. I was a Girl Scout as a child and a Boy Scout leader as an adult. I have never been arrested, I work hard and pay my taxes. I am an American. I demand to be treated like anyone else in public and if your doors are open to the public then you must be open for me. I too am part of the public. “

  • Todd Allis

    I am suddenly curious whether anyone has written Joanna/Breanna fanfic yet.

  • JCF

    Methinks if Joanna had her nibs properly brushed (by a dyke who knows how!), she might get TF over herself…

  • justinboyer

    I wonder if the InStyle Parties Magazine is aware they are promoting a company who is proactively looking for ways to avoid having to follow anti-discrimination laws?

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6cd47b387cbe9219ec5be133318fb4577428608262c359fbd9ebff304134fb30.png

  • scrubba

    Ya know , there is NOTING that prevents a sign being placed in the window that says , “We DO NOT SOLICIT LGBT business ” …..

    • JAKvirginia

      Tastefully handwritten, of course.

  • jonfromcalifornia

    Evangelicals…. again…. when is that damn “rapture” going to happen so these sorry POS can disappear???

  • Al Prazolam

    I just discovered this site. What a joy! I’ve been doing battle on Breitbart for more than a month and it’s a pleasure to see normal people.

  • Anya Canna

    And they say women are the more loving sex…no proof of that yet.

  • Randolph Finder

    Noticed that above “and violate” had been turned into one word. Went to the actual article at the Arizona Republic and the mistake is originally there…