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05th Mar 2015

Printing company in Drogheda refuses to print same-sex marriage invitations

This is happening in 2015 in Ireland

Eric Lalor

This is happening in 2015 in Ireland.

A caller into the Niall Boylan show on Classic Hits 4FM last night told the presenter about his dealings with a printer in Drogheda. The man said that he had worked with the printer for four years before.

He explained how shocked he was when they refused to print invitations for he and his partner’s civil partnership ceremony. He told Niall Boylan (pic below), that after placing the order, he received a call from one of the print-shop’s owners.


The owner asked to meet Jonathan at his business (a hair salon in Drogheda), and it was there where he broke the news that they would be refusing his business.

“I wasn’t expecting that”, he said, “It was hurtful and it was humiliating”. He was told, “It would be the exact same as if someone wanted to come in and print a poster of a naked woman”.

The company released a statement saying:

“We, at Beulah Print, are Bible-believing Christians who are committed to standing by our conscience and God’s Word. We have been in business for twelve years during which time we have held to our convictions and have at times declined a variety of work which we felt was clearly contrary to our 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. We believe the love of God is extended to all people and that He has called us all to walk in the light of His word, for He is the way, the truth and the life.”

Here is the full interview from last night:

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