A photographer who lost a client over his support of gay marriage had an epic response.

A photographer who lost a client over his support of gay marriage had an epic response.
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This photographer's response to haters has made him a viral sensation for all the right reasons.


Like many people on social media, photographer Clinton Brentwood Lee added a rainbow filter to his profile picture in support of gay marriage. It's a way of saying, "I think all people should be allowed to do people things." It lets everyone know you support your fellow human beings on this earth. Also, it's a rainbow! Everyone loves rainbows, right?! Apparently, there are some monster-people who despise rainbows.

One of these rainbow-haters was Clinton's photography client, and she said she no longer wanted to use his services knowing that he supports gay marriage. Here is the post, along with Clinton's incredible response to this Facebook bigotry:







The business reply heard 'round the world! Lol I hope in the scheme of life this isn't the one thing I am known for but I am happy I took a stand. The only thing I wish I had changed on this photo screen shot is where it says I support "Gay Marriage". While I 100% do, I wish I had just said that I support marriage opportunity for all. We shouldn't have to call it "gay marriage" like it is something different. It's just marriage. Like it is between a man or a woman or a black person and a white person. Ever person on this planet deserves their own happy ever after, even if it is different from your view of it. Don't like "gay marriage" that's cool, don't get "gay married"! But don't try to stop a company who believes everyone deserves to be happy. PLEASE NOTE: Yes I realize I could have handled this differently or more professionally, but I have always been known to be an artist with freely expressed feelings and my uniqueness. I will never stop being me. I will continue to love everyone. #loveislove #love #marriage #lgbt #glad #lovewins #standup #pride #istandwithyou #kcco www.BrentwoodPhotography.com
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Here is the full text from the client:

Greetings Brentwood. We would just like to inform you we will NOT be using your services for out [ sic] wedding. My fiancé and I support traditional marriage between a man and a woman and don't want our money going to places that supports [sic] otherwise. Secondly I would like to inquire about how we can get our retainer back from you. Thanks.

And here is the text of the photographer's response:

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Wow, I'm not really sure what to say here. I would say this disappoints me, but I actually find this to be a good thing because our company now would now not like to work with you as well.
It's not that because you have a different view from us, but it's because, since you don't like an support gay marriage, no one else should be able to have it. That's like me not liking broccoli, and demanding that everyone else in the world should not have broccoli either! If you're not in favor of gay marriage that's fine, don't marry a woman.
Personally, I was taught not to judge others and to love everyone else. So I will try not to judge you here and say anything more as to my opinion of you.
At Brentwood Photography we see love in all forms. Now as far as your retainer goes, I hope you'll read the first article in the contract you signed stating that this retainer is nonrefundable.
But don't you worry, I'm not going to keep it!
Because of this conversation, I have decided to donate your $1500 to GLAD [ sic] [the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation], a group created to help and support gay rights.
So let me be the first to say [redacted], thank you very much for your donation and support for this great cause!
I couldn't have done it without your money.
Sincerely and with Love,
Brentwood Photography
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And guess what? THE INTERNET LOVES THIS REPLY! It's gone bonkers on Facebook, racking up over 65,000 likes. Isn't it great when the Internet breaks from support and kindness? Isn't it great to be crying tears of joy instead of sadness on a Monday? I just wish there was a way to "like" this post a million times.

Also, this post on Clinton's Instagram is going to make you like him even more:







Haters gonna hate. Lovers gonna love. Business as usual here. Gonna keep on doing what I always go! Traveling the world, taking pictures of my dog. Making others smile. Occasionally making people feel uncomfortable and think. ;) www.KonicaTheDog.com www.Facebook.com/KonicaTheDog can #konica #KonicaTheDog #dog #funnydog #dogsofinstagram #follow #kcco #omg #instagram #bicycle #bike #StAugustine #talent
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