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DJ refuses to play gay man’s birthday party, compares it to hosting KKK dance

DJ refuses to play gay man’s birthday party, compares it to hosting KKK dance

First there was the New Mexico wedding photographer. Then there was the Indiana pizzeria.

Now a Maryland DJ has refused to play at a gay man’s birthday party on religious grounds, despite a state law banning anti-gay discrimination.

Michael Lampiris, co-owner of Ultrasound Deejays, told Dani Tsakounis that he would not provide the music for her 60-year-old roommate’s party because he is gay and her brother is married to another man.

‘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,”‘ he told the Washington Post.

‘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.’

He added, ‘It’s a conscience thing.’

Ultrasound Deejays has a written company policy stating ‘we will not be involved in any event involving homosexual celebration or activity. We follow biblical morality.’

The ‘family friendly’ firm and will not play vulgar music, tolerate provocative dancing or be involved with strippers, ‘fortune tellers, psychics, or magicians.’

Dani’s brother Tom has registered a complaint with the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission but Lampiris, who turned down a bridal party that included several lesbians in the past, sounded unconcerned.

‘We ought to obey God rather than men,’ he said.