• EXCLUSIVE: Office Depot Calls Anti-Planned Parenthood Prayer Graphic ‘Hate Speech’

    The Daily Caller News Foundation has obtained Office Depot’s explanation for why it refused to serve a woman who wanted to print 500 anti-Planned Parenthood flyers.

    Maria Goldstein, 42, of Illinois requested the flyers Aug. 20, but an employee refused, citing corporate policy. Goldstein said she is being discriminated against because of her religious beliefs and obtained legal counsel.

    Office Depot has stood by its refusal and says in the letter that it refused because the flyer is “graphic” and “hate speech” that persecutes those who support abortion rights. Office Depot says it has nothing to do with the woman’s religious beliefs, but she disagrees.

    “When I tell people they’re shocked because this is America,” Goldstein told TheDCNF Thursday. “Office Depot is trying to silence my freedom of speech and my freedom of religion.”

    Goldstein planned to hand them out at her church. The flyers list facts from Planned Parenthood’s annual report and quotes a prayer calling for an end to Planned Parenthood.

    The prayer is where Office Depot has a problem.

    The letter obtained by TheDCNF says that certain language, such as “the killing of children in the womb” and “the grisly trade of body parts” as well as referencing the “death camps in our midst” is graphic hate speech by Office Depot’s standards.

    Goldstein has teamed up with the religious liberty group the Thomas More Society. They told TheDCNF they will likely file a legal complaint if Office Depot does not comply.

    Read the full letter here:

    Office Depot Response

    Read the flyer here:

    Planned Parenthood Fact Sheet and Prayer by Daily Caller News Foundation

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