A businessman in the British country of Wales has been ordered by local police to either face arrest or remove from display a pull-over shirt exhorting citizens to obey the law, as reported by the South Wales Argus. Matthew Taylor, owner of Taylor’s Printing shop in Newport, Wales recently displayed in his shop window a custom made shirt stating “Obey our laws, respect our beliefs or get out of our country.
Members of Britain’s quasi-police, officially titled Community Support Officers (CSO), reportedly informed Taylor late last week that “someone” in the community reported him because they “felt it was offensive.” Taylor was also warned by the CSOs that his twelve word garment “could be seen to be inciting racial hatred
Since Taylor’s brush with incarceration, the publicity received may actually have the opposite effect the sort-of-police had intended. Taylor maintains a Facebook site for his business and has found that he can sell his law and order shirts via the internet.
I am not allowed to display it but I am allowed to sell them.
I feel quite offended being accused of being a racist.It’s not about race or religion, it’s about what’s happening in our country.
Taylor has updated his Facebook and eBay site for those residing outside of the UK wishing to purchase his verboten shirt. Counting the cost of overseas mailing, the total cost is still less than $25.00.