‘No Gays Allowed’

A hardware store in Tennessee has caused a stir after news of a sign saying ‘No gays allowed’ broke out. Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies, also displayed this sign:

For many LGBT people, everyday tasks that most straight people can do without any difficulty are often made difficult by homophobes. This particular homophobe uses his Christianity to excuse his prejudice on other people’s sexual preferences- something which does not affect his personal or professional life in any way.

The sign was originally installed in 2015 but it has been making headlines again after causing confusion in the press. Some media outlets stated that it was only recently put up in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in favour of a Christian baker who refused to make a cake for a gay couple. In reality, the sign has existed for much longer.

What harm could come from a gay person entering a store and purchasing a hardware product? Absolutely none.

Interviewed in 2015, Amyx said, “yet I’m going to take more persecution than them [gay people] because I’m standing for what I believe in”.

That’s right, Jeff- you as a Christian man in a majority Christian country definitely have it way harder than a group of people who only gained the right to get married in 2015.

The ironic part of the whole sign situation is that the only person causing offence or upset is Jeff Amyx; not the gay people he is so bothered about. LGBT people, and any straight people with an ounce of decency should take their business elsewhere. The only way to deal with homophobic business owners is to show them that they’re wrong through loss of revenue.

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