Does the Bible prohibit Christian disc jockeys from playing music at gay men’s birthday parties? Apparently so, if you listen to the owners of Ultrasound Deejays in Maryland.
Dani Tsakounis and her brother Tom just wanted to do something special for their roommate’s 60th birthday. So they planned him a party. They contacted Ultrasound Deejays about providing tunes for the bash. But when the company learned the birthday boy was a homosexual, it backed out.
“I just said, ‘We won’t be able to do it, we’re a Christian organization and it would go against our faith, I’m sorry,’” Michael Lampiris, co-owner of Ultrasound Deejays, told the Washington Post. “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
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According to the company’s website, it provides “Family-Friendly Entertainment with clean cut music.” It also has a long laundry list of all the types of events it won’t do, including:
We will not play music that contains profanity or vulgarity.
We will not support a new teen dance style called “freaking.”
We will not tolerate provocative dancing or actions.
We will not participate with strippers or be involved in any event with strippers.
We will not be involved in any event with fortune tellers, psychics, or magicians.
We will not be involved in any event that celebrates Halloween.
We will not be involved in any event involving homosexual celebration or activity. We follow biblical morality.
We do not work on Sundays.
In other words: Nothing fun.
The state of Maryland banned discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodation, which includes businesses “offering goods, services, entertainment,” back in 2001, but Lampiris says he’s not concerned.
“It’s important for us to make a stand,” he said. “We don’t want to go against the law, but we also sometimes are called to do that if it goes against your faith. To me it would be like a synagogue having to cater to a neo-Nazi party or black DJ having to do a KKK dance.”
Sounds like someone’s positioning himself to launch a GoFundMe campaign.
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Was he actually invited to??
Funny how they did not say that they wouldn’t play for anybody divorced. Once again, Jesus spoke out specifically against divorce, but these people have no trouble ignoring Jesus’s words, and instead cherry picking a section that they can use as an excuse to be a bigot.
In other words, they don’t care about the Bible, they just want to be bigots and will use what they can to back that up.
Kenneth Gray Kloss
Why would you hire him in the first pace?
I hope that they’re at least advertising this long laundry list to the public and not just pulling it out to defend their bigotry now.
Maybe they’re the ones to watch. They really hate that their scene is being taken away. Can’t we just all get along.
@Kenneth Gray Kloss:
I’m assuming that when you look them up they don’t have “We’re Bigots” as the headline on their ad space. 😉
Well, that “only if it’s a same-sex wedding” school of thought didn’t last long, did it. Can’t say I’m surprised.
I hope no one hires this guy, with these beliefs.
Start preparing to file bankruptcy
So what does the DJ play? The Partridge Family?
……. now there’s religious objections to our BIRTHDAYS? what next, people who object to our being able to eat lunch?
no doubt they had no idea the guy was a bigot when he was approached. but WOW. a 60 year old gay man. think, for a moment, about the life this man had lived thus far. the hatred and bigotry he’s seen. and in his 60s, despite all the profess that happens, some dipshit bigot has to spew more hatred. ugly as hell.
@Cam: exactly – their religion is an excuse, not a reason.
What does he play , hymn music ?? The harp ?
Why , why with all the good D.J,s out there would you hire a idiot like that , the same for going to a bakery , give your money to people that support us, now the idiot will post on facebook and all the idiots that support him will send him money and he will laugh all the way to the bank
Nothing says Hate like Jesus and the Christian Religion. Unless it’s God and the Christian religion, the Jewish religion, or Allah and Islam. In other words, Religion is Poison and a cloak to hide people true hateful character.
Why would you hire a “Christian DJ”? Oh wait he is just a DJ that identifies as Christian. Got it… He hates everyone that isn’t Christian. Got it. I see your days working coming to an abrupt end…
Kevin J Desmond
Guess those asshole only play on Sundays, funny because Christians are not supposed to work on Sundays, oh-well another christian buisness now going under .. not my problem.
The Reverend Welton Gaddy, president of the Interfaith Alliance and spiritual advisor to lesbian country singer Chely Wright during her coming-out process, said, “There’s nobody quite as mean as people being mean for Jesus.”
Jack Anthony Owen
What goes around comes around ..remember that!
“We will not be involved in any event with fortune tellers, psychics, or magicians.”
But talking snakes, parting the red sea, walking on water, immaculate conceptions, turning people to salt, turning water into wine are exempt…
Soon one of these religious clowns will object to a gay person sitting at a table in a restaurant and demand the restaurant removes them! They are getting more and more reactionary and nasty as reality changes.
Luis H. Lopez
Christian Fascist are anti gay bigots !
Ya how are we the same as cold blooded killers
The title is a bit missleading. He didn’t compare gays to Nazis or KKKs but the situation he sees himself as Christian in: “To me it would be like a synagogue having to cater to a neo-Nazi party or black DJ having to do a KKK dance.”
But still it sucks so bad. And come on! The list they have. Its not a kids birthday. Even Ned Flanders is not that stiff xD
Folks, just as with the cakes, pizzas, flowers, and WHATEVER, take your business elsewhere!!! Expose the douche-bags for the bigots they are, and move on! My fave part of the “NO” list was Halloween.
@gaym50ish: LOOOVE the Rev. Gaddy’s “being mean for Jesus” line. LOL.
He’s got it wrong. It is the conservatives who are sounding like Nazis and KKK.
I want Christians to Read JUDGES 19:17-29 and then tell me again how Sodom and Gomorrah is about Homosexuality and then add Ezk 16:49 to the mix and then explain to me again how it is about Homosexuality.
When are they going to realize that Gay people have and always, and will always exist in this world. That we, like they, are all part of God’s creation. That God created Gays just like he created straights. That to denigrate God’s creation is to judge the work of the Lord himself. Remember, one of Christ’s most direct commandment was to judge not, lest ye be judged.
Joseph Dudley Manabat
Wait what?! The Skinheads are wannabe Nazis and the KKK are, I’m sure, anti-gay Christians. Those two cults hate gay people. Why is he comparing me to them? Must be closeted homo.
“In other words: Nothing fun.” LMAO
I’m sorry, I thought that “freaking” was something that kids were doing at middle school dances in the mid-90s. Is this guy a time traveler from 20 years ago? That might explain a lot.
This isn’t even worthy of being news.
Who are this stupid brother and sister and how did they manage to find “Christian DJs”? Maryland is a fairly liberal, Democratic state. I think they could have found a non-homophobic DJ.
Everybody knows being a DJ is hallowed business. FREAKS!
@John DeGregory: “Moronic”
Let it go, I’m sure you could find two hundred DJ’s that would be happy to do it.I wouldn’t want to see another bible banging homophobe start a go find me account and make one penny off of being a horrible human being!
@Michael Haynes: Most of these Talibangelists have never even read a bible. Hate is taught. THEY are truly living a chosen lifestyle. They’ve chosen to be hateful bigots.
@jwtraveler: Why are you trying to blame the victims?
Ultrasound DJ’s are a bunch of Right Wing Bigots. Take your religion and shove it where the sun don’t shine.
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