Christian Louth Printers in Anti-Gay Wedding Invite Row


A printing company in Drogheda has found itself the target of online scorn today after refusing to print a customer’s same-sex wedding invitations.


Beulah Print in Drogheda, Louth, refused to print an order for wedding invitations from customer Jonathon Brennan saying that its staff were “Bible-believing Christians” who did not support same-sex marriage.

The story went viral after Brennan posted about the company’s refusal on social media. “I am absolutely disgusted with the treatment I am after receiving from Beulahprint [sic] in Drogheda,” read Brennan’s Facebook post. “I have given them my business for over 4 years 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 marriage partnerships and homosexuality and they are ‘devoted Christians’.”

Beulah Print co-owner Noel Tuite initially accepted the order before visiting Brennan’s workplace, Avenue Hair and Beauty Salon, shortly after to explain that it would be declined.

A screenshot of Jonathon Brennan’s original post and Beulah’s response (photo via Rabble)

Mike O’Leary, another co-founder of the firm, told the BBC that as a Christian he did not agree with a gay “agenda or lifestyle”, and objected to same-sex marriage.

A post on the company’s Facebook page read: “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,” said the post, which garnered numerous angry responses.

O’Leary also told the BBC that in the past the company had similarly refused to print materials that promote sinful behaviour, such as binge drinking, Halloween, “borderline pornography” and “the dark arts”.

However, there might be a happy ending for Jonathon and partner John Kierans after all, as a Cork-based printing company, Coolgrey Design and Print, have since stepped in and offered to print the couple’s invites for free.


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