Things have been changing on 'The Glenn Beck Program' for a while, and you could really feel that during Glenn's interview with Kathy Trautvetter and Diane DiGeloromo of BMP T-shirts. The lesbian couple are standing up for Christian t-shirt maker Blaine Adamson, who refused to print shirts for a gay pride festival because it compromised his values. Adamason has come under attack for his stance, but this couple supports him. The story is a microcosm for what should be happening in America as we navigate the way the world is changing, and the couple shared their views on Glenn's show Thursday night.
"As a business owner, it struck a chord with me when I read the story, because I know how hard it is to build a business, and it’s very personal, you know? You put your blood and your sweat and your tears into every bit of it. You know, when I put myself in his place, I immediately felt like if that were to happen to us, you know, I couldn’t, you know, create or print anti-gay T-shirts, you know, for a group. I couldn’t do it," Kathy explained.
"So when I put myself in his shoes, you know, I could see it from his side, and you know, I really felt for him. He’s got a great business, you know, and there’s a lot of us out there. There’s a lot of gay businesses that would love to do business with everybody," she continued.
Diane added, "We feel this really isn’t a gay or straight issue. This is a human issue. No one really should be forced to do something against what they believe in. It’s as simple as that, and we feel likewise. If we were approached by an organization such as the Westboro Baptist Church, I highly doubt we would be doing business with them."
"Everybody votes with their dollars, you know?" Kathy said. "People shop where they want to shop because they, you know, they’re comfortable with that retailer. And why you would want to go with somebody who doesn’t agree with you, you know, and there’s others who do agree with you, that’s who I want to do business with. I mean, that’s why we create what we create for our community, you know? These are our people, and we understand them, and this is what we do."