By Charlie Johnston
In Lexington, Kentucky, Circuit Judge James Ishmael has made a decision using blindingly obvious common sense. So why do I make such a fuss about it? Because common sense in public life has become like a rose in a dung heap – striking and rare.
The judge ruled that a Christian T-shirt company was properly exercising their rights by refusing to make t-shirts promoting a “gay pride” festival. Judge Ishmael noted in his ruling that the company clearly was not discriminating based on orientation, but declined because of the message it would have been required to print.
Just thought you would like a little good news to kick off the day. And if you feel moved to send the judge a note thanking him for exercising a little common sense AND defending the speech and assembly rights of Christians as well as all others, you can send the note to:
Judge James D. Ishmael, Jr.
Fayette Circuit Court, 3rd. Div.
120 N. Limestone, 5th Floor
Lexington, Kentucky 40507