The owners of TIKI Printing in West Valley are Christian and found the message a personal attack on their faith. “We weren’t going to be the delivery method for that message that demeaned our beliefs,” TIKI Printing owner Sam Saltzman said.
Atheists of Utah say refusing to print the shirts is discrimination.
“I found it quite shocking that an organization that stated that they were Christian would not do business with someone because they were not Christian,” said Connie Anast with Atheists of Utah. She says her group is being unfairly singled out by TIKI.
What would you call it if someone decided you should be treated as less of a person and not entitled to the same respect and rights as the majority?
What would you call it when people abuse (yes, emotionally, verbally, and sometimes physically) you and deny you rights because you are not just like the majority?
What would you call it if you were treated like this and expected to accept the negative treatment and not talk back about it, but just subscribe to the majority's treatment of you as a second-class citizen?