A hardware store in Tennessee says gay people are not allowed in the building.
Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, added the ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign because gay and lesbian couples are against his religion. Amyx, who is also a baptist minister, said he realized Monday morning that homosexual people are not afraid to stand for what they believe in. He said it showed him that Christian people should be brave enough to stand for what they believe in. “They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can’t I? They believe their way is right, I believe it’s wrong. But yet I’m going to take more persecution than them because I’m standing for what I believe in,” Amyx said. He said he has no plans to take the sign down.
If tradition holds, there will be a million shitty Yelp reviews followed by alleged death threats and a GoFundMe campaign. And then the martyr tour with the Family Duggar Research Duggar Council Duggar Duggar. (Tipped by JMG reader Keith)
RELATED: Tennessee does not protect its LGBT residents from business discrimination. LGBT-inclusive public accommodation protections have been enacted by the cities of Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and Davidson County.