BLOGTo Print or Not to Print? This Promotional Printer Chose to Follow His Conscience

By Sarah Kramer Posted on: | August 25, 2017

Blaine Adamson, owner of promotional printing company Hands On Originals, has turned down several requests to create shirts based on the message that he was asked to print on them. But when he declined one particular design, he faced a public smear campaign and a lawsuit that threatened to destroy his business.

Blaine could have folded then. But five years later, he hasn’t. And he has no intention of doing so now.

First and foremost, Blaine is standing for his faith – it’s the most important part of who he is, and it guides everything he does. And he is also standing for his freedom of conscience and the principle that no American should be forced to speak a message or promote an event that conflicts with their faith.

If we don’t have the freedom to decline to express messages that violate our convictions, that should concern us all. 



A Kentucky court recently ruled in Blaine’s favor, upholding his right to decline to print messages that conflict with his beliefs. Now, the Kentucky Supreme Court will decide whether to hear his case.

This week on Freedom Matters, Blaine and ADF attorney Jim Campbell join the show to discuss the case. 


Listen Now


Never miss an episode of Freedom Matters
Subscribe Now

Sarah Kramer

Digital Content Specialist

Sarah worked as an investigative reporter before joining the Alliance Defending Freedom team.

More from ADF View All

Does Your Church Have Blind Spots?

Religious Freedom

Does Your Church Have Blind Spots?

Whether we like to admit it or not, there are people and organized groups tha...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 02/13/2018 17:50:37 Read More

Another One Bites the Dust: SIUE Student Group Successfully Challenges Speech Zone Policy

Religious Freedom

Another One Bites the Dust: SIUE Student Group Successfully Challenges Speech Zone Policy

Officials at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville have agreed to change ...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 02/05/2018 16:48:55 Read More

WATCH: ASU Students Agree Government Shouldn’t Force People to Speak an Objectionable Message

Sanctity of Life

WATCH: ASU Students Agree Government Shouldn’t Force People to Speak an Objectionable Message

We headed down to Arizona State University’s campus to ask some college stude...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 02/15/2018 22:00:00 Read More

3 Reasons College Students and Recent Graduates Should Apply to Areté Academy

Culture

3 Reasons College Students and Recent Graduates Should Apply to Areté Academy

The week that I spent at Areté was one of the most enriching and beneficial o...

Mr. Funny | Words | Author | I'm the icon | www | 02/16/2018 20:45:00 Read More