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Mother fires photographer after discovering she's gay

“I’m sorry that you think that this lifestyle is OK and acceptable.”

By Kate Wagner
A woman has proved discrimination is alive and well after a customer refused her services on the revelation she was gay.
Faith Grace from Alabama, the place that very, very nearly voted in an alleged paedophile, was hired to shoot maternity photos for a pregnant woman named McKenna.
The pair had met to discuss the photo shoot but when McKenna noticed an LGBT pride flag on Grace's person Instagram account, the mother-of-one immediately cut ties.
"I went through your personal Instagram account to get your photography business account and on your personal pad I saw that you had a pride flag [sic]," the text from McKenna reads.
"Are you gay or do you have family that's gay?'
"But I am - that's why I have it on my account."
McKenna responds: "Don't worry about the photos then."

"I don't want someone who's gay to take my pictures. It's just not right," the text reads.
"I'm against it and the last thing I need is to allow my five-year-old child to think that being gay is OK/right because I don't want them to be influence by people like you."
The woman adds she's sorry Ms Grace thinks her "lifestyle is OK and acceptable".
"Take care, Faith," she writes.
The 21-year-old took a screenshot of the exchange and it was shared more than 38,000 times. The young photographer has since made her Twitter and Instagram accounts private.
"A lady texted me asking to take her maternity photos then she decided to find another photographer because I'm gay," she wrote.
"RT & share this to show people that hatred & discrimination still exists & it NEEDS to stop.
"This breaks my heart."