For those who might not be aware, a hardware store owner in Tennessee has put up a discriminating sign right in the window, his name is Jeff Amyx and his sign says ‘No Gays Allowed.’ However, this has warranted lots of backlash online. On Yelp and other review sites, people are really tearing into the store, rightfully.
Many reviews on Yelp mention the store as a safe haven for sex toys and even that it doubles as a gay bar. You can really find just about anything on there and people are really getting creative. This is the second time a sign like this has hung in his store the first being back in 2015 right after same-sex marriage became legal. Amyx is also a Baptist Minister and brought the sign back to celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that was in favor of a bakery that refused to bake a cake for a homosexual couple, sad isn’t it?
Jeff Amyx who runs Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Washburn, Tennessee posted a sign on his door that read, “No Gays Allowed”, claiming he’s using his First Amendment right!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) June 7, 2018
Amyx told local NBC as follows in regards to the ruling:
“Christianity is under attack.”
“This is a great win, don’t get me wrong, but this is not the end, this is just the beginning. Right now, we’re seeing a ray of sunshine. This is ‘happy days’ for Christians all over America, but dark days will come.”
Back in 2015 when we first placed the sign in his window he said that he was merely standing up for what he believed in and that since LGBTQ people were not afraid to stand up for what they believed in he wanted to show them that neither was he. People against homophobia have been criticizing the newly placed sign by tweeting and reviewing as mentioned above. It seems that this whole ordeal is getting a lot more negative attention than Amyx initially thought it would. Discriminating against anyone be it someone of a different race or those in the LGBTQ community is not something we should be tolerating.
Homophobic No Gays Allowed sign put up by homophobic Tennessse store to show devotion to noted non-homophobe Jesus.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 7, 2018
I cannot believe this is the world we live in. Why are we all so hateful towards one another. To check out some of these hilarious and empowering Yelp reviews click here. I am blown away by how quickly people began coming together and working to bring awareness to this horrible situation.
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