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Slake’s Second Issue—Delayed for Gay Sexual Content—Coming Soon

January 12, 2011
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During the early stages of printing the issue, someone at the printing house read and objected to the story “Tommy Crow” by Sam Slovick. It’s a story of teenagers falling in love—and lust, as teenagers do—and contains some explicit sexual language, including one scene that mentions a specific sexual act.

Slake found its printer through Four Colour Graphics, a U.S.-based print broker that provides sales and customer service for a number of different printers.

The magazine’s bulk print run was shifted to a printer in South Korea....


 
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Mike Pryer - Posted on January 12, 2011
If the content of a printing job has material in it that goes against my moral or religious values and beliefs, I CERTAINLY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PRINT IT OR TAKE THE CUSTOMERS MONEY!!!
Don Bock - Posted on January 12, 2011
I believe strongly in the freedom of the press but independent businesses do have a choice to refuse orders based on content. I used to take biz card orders for the KKK. I raised my pricing to solve the problem without having to tell the client no.
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Mike Pryer - Posted on January 12, 2011
If the content of a printing job has material in it that goes against my moral or religious values and beliefs, I CERTAINLY HAVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PRINT IT OR TAKE THE CUSTOMERS MONEY!!!
Don Bock - Posted on January 12, 2011
I believe strongly in the freedom of the press but independent businesses do have a choice to refuse orders based on content. I used to take biz card orders for the KKK. I raised my pricing to solve the problem without having to tell the client no.