NEW ORLEANS: Dollar Store Cashier Caught On Camera Refusing To Serve Gay Customers [VIDEO]

From the New Orleans Times-Picayune:

A woman who overheard a cashier at a New Orleans Family Dollar store loudly expressing homophobic sentiments to customers with a “hateful passion” said she was denied service after she identified herself as gay and asked the cashier to stop. Videos recorded by Melissa Langford, 34, capture the moments after her initial confrontation as the cashier clashed with another customer who defended her.

“My mind was blown. I couldn’t believe the things I was hearing this woman say,” Langford said when reached by telephone Sunday. “It’s one thing if it was a customer in line being ignorant with her friends, but this is the cashier.”

In her Facebook post published later that evening, Langford described hearing the cashier say she hates gay people, that they’ve got something “wrong in the head,” and she had the right to refuse service to anyone.

“I started to writhe away internally. I wanted to cry right then and there…” Langford wrote. “Y’all didn’t hear the hateful passion in her voice.” When Langford could take no more, she said she told the cashier, “Excuse me, I happen to be very, very gay, and you’re really offending me.”

Langford said she told the woman she was free to her opinions but asked her to keep them to herself. The cashier said she didn’t have to deal with Langford. At that point a male customer called the cashier’s views ignorant, Langford said. He can be seen in the white tank top in the video.

New Orleans prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. No such protections exist statewide in Louisiana. The anti-LGBT group Faith Driven Consumer gives Family Dollar their four-star rating, which “indicates a corporate stance oriented toward the biblical teaching on sexuality, marriage and family.”

  • Well, lets just hope this isn’t another made up horseshit story, kinda sad that is the first thing you think of these days. . . .

  • Vicious Malicious

    Cashier refuses to do a transaction, I take that to mean free stuff. the price can come out of her pay check. She’s there to take money for the stuff, she’s costing her boss money by being there

    • clay

      Her boss said, “I can’t control nothing. She can say and do what she wants,'” Langford recalled.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        That’s utter bullshit. If she wanted to come in drunk, she’d be fired. If she decided she wasn’t going to service ugly people, she’d be fired. It’s obvious the boss must feel the same way.

      • LovesIrony

        She’ll probably loose her job too, as this reallt exposes the lie that we are against discrimintion we just don’t want to “participate” in your wedding. Family Dollar will probly issue some bullshit statement about repect and dignity.

  • Comixbear

    If she doesn’t want to give service to gay people, I’m more than willing to give her the spare time at home to continue this trend. And since I’m sure, as a probable reigh-winger, she believes in smaller government, then we won’t worry about that pesky ol’ unemployment to cover things.

    • Steven Leahy

      I don’t think she likely has a political stance at all. Unfortunately, while less likely with democrats, there are people out there who hate LGBT people for no other reason than “just because”.

  • oikos

    Family Dollar sells cheap plastic crap from China. I would say boycott but I have never set foot in one of these stores.

    http://www.theonion.com/article/chinese-factory-worker-cant-believe-the-shit-he-ma-1343

    • AtticusP

      I have. (Don’t bother.)

    • UiscePreston

      These employees are undoubtedly exposed to dangerously high levels of lead, cadmium and other toxic metals found in these junk products. So if they weren’t stupid before working there……

  • joeyj1220

    Nice to see other customers standing up to this stupid bigot

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  • Roy Biv

    I’m so glad a black man called her out on her ignorant ass…that should stop some of the inevitable racist comments…

    • clay

      (some)

    • motordog

      This woman clearly does not know her history…or perhaps she feels this is ‘different’…

      • lattebud

        I read “White Trash” – not White Trade

        • fuow

          Same thing. My parents moved us to the Bowels of Dixie when I was a child. My mother made a point of never entering places with such signs. The sort of people who did were, indeed, trash, regardless of income.

      • BobSF_94117

        “White Trade” sounds like a porn movie.

        • Octavio

          That’s exactly what immediately came to mind in my ancient head. Head? Did someone say head?

        • 2karmanot

          Hummmm reminds me

          • BobSF_94117

            Looks like Nicolas Cage making a guest appearance on Ducks R Us.

        • Derrick Johns

          LOL! I was always scared of White trade. They reminded me of Jeffrey Dahmer..
          Stick with Gay guys. I learned that too late.

      • Kay

        In some very important ways, it is different.

        When it’s an isolated bigot, the market does have some ability to correct. We see this with boycotts, protests, destruction of yelp and google maps ratings, bad press, etc.

        When something is systematic, the market isn’t really in a position to assist. In addition, when every store in an area takes these kind of stances, it’s not really an option to simply not do business with them.

        Personally, I’d love to see businesses be able to opt out of legal protections. All of them, for them, and their customers. Police will not come. Fire will not come (and you have to be far enough from other buildings not to present a hazard). No government-funded utilities, such as power, lights, or electricity.

        Until then, if you want to use taxpayer funded services, you should serve the taxpayers who fund it.

      • Tina CRACKA Vane

        of course the bitch know her history they just think theirs TRUMPS yours ….Dear stop being delusional idiot

      • Cd

        Let’s just remain balanced and show this same support when blacks are still facing discrimination. Cops are caught on tape killing unharmed black men and people still don’t see a problem but this lady has a partial video which really doesn’t show much only that their is an altercation and you hear the lady saying it’s because she is gay. So everyone is taking her word,when the cashier clearly saids in the beginning that she doesn’t care that they are gay. Which make me wonder what the altercation was really about.

    • Cd

      I wish blacks received this much when they say they are still facing discrimination and racism.

    • Cd

      Cops are caught on tape killing unharmed black men and people still don’t see a problem but this lady has a partial video which really doesn’t show much only that their is an altercation and you hear the lady saying it’s because she is gay. So everyone is taking her word,when the cashier clearly saids in the beginning that she doesn’t care that they are gay. Which make me wonder what the altercation was really about.

  • WebSlinger
  • Herald

    Since New Orleans prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, does anyone know if a complaint is being lodged. The cashier and that store certainly deserve one. This is disgusting and it is so good she caught it on video.

    • Disqusdmnj

      Exactly… was wondering the same thing.

  • clay

    Interesting that the story includes no claim to “sincerely held religious bullshit”.

    • Ginger Snap

      I’m sure Matt Staver and liberty council has already contacted her and briefed her on how to get her religious beliefs straight before the big press conference.

  • LovesIrony

    Now they will get 5 stars

  • Steven Leahy

    I wonder how the gay thing came up in the first place? Seems like we’re getting the back half of the whole story.

    • Stev84

      Did you even read the account? She ranted with another customer for some reason and the gay woman told her to cut it out.

      • Steven Leahy

        Yes I did and no need for you to get shitty about it. I still can’t quite follow what happened and the video starts well into the episode.

        • Kelly Lape

          Are you sure you read it? It also says the video started after the initial encounter. What are you missing? A statement that quotes the bigot? Here let me copy and paste the very first sentence:

          “A woman who overheard a cashier at a New Orleans Family Dollar store loudly expressing homophobic sentiments to customers with a “hateful passion” said she was denied service after she identified herself as gay and asked the cashier to stop.”

          Now I’m sure you’re about to accuse me of being “shitty” also, but frankly “shitty” is what you’ve earned.

          • Steven Leahy

            We heard one person’s account and saw a partial video. Btw I did read the referenced article and I also watched the video. I also read what the woman said. We’ve had dozens of these “incidents” where it later turned they were hoaxes OR out what was claimed to have happened was a bit variable, depending on who was asked and not seeing everything fully in context.

            Not sure why my saying its a bit unclear to me, since we don’t have the whole scene documented to put it all in proper context, irritates you so much. No, I won’t say you’re being shitty, but I will say you’re being a dick, which you have a tendency of being. I didn’t attack you or anyone else, I posted an opinion on the issue, so not sure why you think your last sentence was necessary other than that you want to be an asshole.

          • Kelly Lape

            Tendancy. Riiiiighht.

          • Steven Leahy

            OK, in your case, proclivity. Wasn’t necessary, at all. You can make your point without being a rude dick, if you try really hard.

      • Ks

        why didn’t she record those rants. We are only going by her accounts

    • motordog

      To be fair, I’ve seen homophobic bigots just blow up into tirades over the smallest instigation. You never know what might ‘trigger’ them.

    • JustSayin’

      The cashier was telling each customer in line as they checked out how much she hates queers. The lesbian wqs back in line and heard her. Read the story on nola.com and on her facebook page

      • William

        It.

    • lattebud

      Let’s roll the security tape ala Whole Foods

  • WebSlinger

    this right here…

    I am so tired of hearing from people when YOU the consumer are giving over your hard earned money for a product and/or service that the individual with the LOUD IGNORANT MOUTH either has applied for a job and/or opened a business to accommodate the very consumer…

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    What a charming ignorant bigot. I don’t shop in dollar stores but I hope this isn’t an example of the sort of “help” they have.

    • Mark

      And she thinks a cashier job makes her hot shit! But then…it is New Orleans where education is below food, booze, and sex.

      • Kelly Lape

        If only that were true only in New Orleans. The real shame is that we’ve allowed education to become devalued in our culture.

    • Michael Abbett

      It is, which is why I no longer go to them. And some of the customers I’ve run into there have been worse. Minimally functional mouth-breathers.

  • djcoastermark

    Given the high ratings from an anti-LGBT group, the response from the company itself and all the way down their corporate ladder should be very interesting. This BS of not having to serve LGBT people HAS got to stop already.

    • Blake Jordan

      It does not matter what the cooperate policy in this case is, because it violates local anti-discrimination provisions.

      • djcoastermark

        True. We may get to see how much teeth and willingness to enforce the provisions are. Hopefully for the good of our community.

  • Mark

    SO, uh, like….where the hell is a statement from Family Dollar? Seems they would have been on this like a duck on a june bug….

    • djcoastermark

      Well, maybe not too quick. If you’ve ever been in a FD you will find lots of “inspirational” and religiously oriented decorative items.

      • Mark

        You mean – she’s going to get a promotion?? /s

        • Todd20036

          That might not be snark.

  • HAAAAAAA

    ..

    • vorpal

      The suffix ~phobia means fear of OR AVERSION TO.
      A hydrophobic molecule does not suffer from fear of water.
      These people, even if they have zero fear of homosexuality, ARE homophobic.

      Now, since virtually nobody seems to know that and the fear right (I meant to type FAR right, but that seemed more appropriate) loves to spew, “I ain’t no homophobe! I ain’t got no fear of them disgusting faggots! And I ain’t calling them gay cuz they done gone stole that word!” and their linguistic skills are around those of a four year old, I would be wasting my breath explaining this to them and the fact that the word “gay” has had a second meaning of “perverted” since at least the 18th century and was used by the “moral majority” to refer to prostitutes and LGBT people.

      So I just call them anti-LGBT trash instead.

    • Jay, King of Gay

      I think the people who share this sentiment don’t seem to realize that someone can be scared and be an asshole. Or that fearful people act like assholes all the time.

      • HAAAAAAA

        Irrational fear is one thing. Being Irrational and obnoxious makes you an asshole

    • Reality.Bites

      He never said that.

      It came from a parody twitter account “Tweets From God” that used his image playing God in the movie Bruce Almighty.

      http://www.snopes.com/politics/sexuality/freeman.asp

  • JT

    a corporate stance oriented toward the biblical teaching on sexuality, marriage and family

    http://www.peacock-panache.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/traditional_marriage_redefinition.jpg

  • Jay George

    I don’t think I can stand to watch the clip. Obviously the cashier is the one with mental problems. How would she like it if someone was loudly using racial slurs? I hope she enjoys job hunting because I bet she won’t get to keep this one.

  • 3-Star

    Let’s change the route of Southern Decadence to include this store and her home.

  • StraightGrandmother

    Thank you black man in the white tank top.

    • lattebud

      Allies rock and need to be acknowledged and appreciated

  • seant426

    Too bad this guy wasn’t her Family Dollar manager. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi9ruVd5Vc8

    • lattebud

      Guess he overheard she needed to “Freshen Up”

      • Treant

        Sometimes I just don’t feel fresh…

        • Robincho

          I forget what that nifty product is, but not only will it freshen you right up, it’ll double as a salad dressing and triple as a floor wax…

          • GC

            It’s a floor wax!
            It’s a dessert topping!

  • motordog

    Brian Brown has a new girlfriend…

  • djcoastermark

    Seeing as FD is based in NC, does anyone know if FD has come out against HB2 ?

    • JustSayin’

      No. They are now owned by Dollar Tree whose CEI went down 10 points this year from 30 to 20

  • TMA

    She’ll get fired and receive 300k in donations. Or she’ll keep her job and get 100k in donations for “legal fees.” Either way, she’s set for fucking life now. Fuck this country.

    • Reality.Bites

      That only applies to white bigots.

    • lattebud

      How about a new reality show with “celebrity bigots? They could have a cake maker, diesel mechanic, pizza parlor owner, dollar store cashier, etc. Put them in a house and each week pull a charity out of a fishbowl they must volunteer at.

  • Nic Peterson

    Hhhmmmmmm. Dollar Store? Nope, Never been in one.

    • Simplydelcious

      This is not technically a dollar store many items are way over a buck,

      • m_lp_ql_m

        From my rare experiences, when a store’s name references “Dollar,” they mean that no items are under $1.

  • Michael Abbett

    I had a similar run in recently with a Dollar General cashier over her mouthing off all of this pro-NRA teabagger crap. There was a customer in there, a really old feebly guy and his wife, and he had a gun holstered, if you can call it that, in a tiny open leather holster with no strap. Any criminal could have snatched the gun from this old dude and shot the whole place up before he knew what was going on. I didn’t even notice it until the cashier started her, “Thank you for exercising your second amendment!” stuff, claiming it made her feel more safe. Another customer and I rolled our eyes and I said rather quietly to the other customer, “I feel less safe.” The cashier clearly heard what I said but wanted me to repeat it. I just said, “Nevermind,” figuring it wasn’t worth getting into with this obvious guttersnipe. She then proceeds to ratchet up her hillbilly screeching about how her daddy is holding her guns for her but she’s getting her permit soon and can’t wait, etc., louder and louder trying to egg me on. Amazing. Finally I check out at a different lane and get to the door and in a snarky voice she yells, “Thanks for shoppin.’ Have a nice day!” So I turned and said, “Yeah, I’ll feel much safer when YOU have a gun.” She just grinned and said, “Uh, huh!” Probably content she got a rise out of me. I wrote the company about it but just got their usual, “We strive to make every customer’s experience blah blah” form letter. Never, ever, going the dollar store route again. I can’t remember when I’ve been so disrespected and actually baited by a confrontational store employee like that in my life. There were a handful of things that were cheaper and easier to buy in those stores than walking through a football stadium sized big box, but I’m willing to pay a little extra and take a little more time at Target or the grocery store. I’ve never seen anything like that take place there, yet…

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    Turn in your gay card if you don’t know this.

    “You only work in a shop you know……you can drop the attitude”

    A fucking dollar general at that.

    • Ginger Snap

      I’ve worked in specialty retail my whole life and when I heard that line the first time on that show(I won’t give it away) I laughed hysterically. I know all too many people who act all high and mighty behind sales counters.

    • TampaZeke

      One of my favorite lines from one of my all time favorite shows.

    • Megrim Twist

      Oy, shopgirl …

    • Bob Conti

      It’s a wonderful line.

      https://youtu.be/uNRo9wpBW8Q

      • WebSlinger

        SO TRUE and many people need to understand this

  • JustSayin’

    Family Dollar was purchased by Dollar Tree last year.
    In 2015 Dollar Tree had a Corporate Equality index rank of 30.
    For 2016 Dollar Tree has a CEI rank of 20
    The 30 rank was for diversity hiring ,categories 1a and 1b on the index.
    The 20 rank shows their 1a and 1b ranking cut in half.

    They have twitter, facebook and instagram accounts. Use them to register your opinions on this and the CEI.

  • Reality.Bites

    Just an FYI… Family Dollar is owned by Dollar Tree as of January 2015

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-family-dollar-st-offer-meeting-idUSKBN0KV1PR20150122

    Edit: Curses! Foiled again (by JustSayin’)

  • WIGuy

    This dollar store must be on the classy side of new orleans

    • JustSayin’

      It is on Canal Street at Broad which is a major intersection. It is about a mile up from the FQ and CBD. Near the new multibillion dollar University Medical Center and the new VA Medical Campus.

      About half way to the cemetarie on the street car line.

    • djcoastermark

      Never Known Family Dollar to be on the classy side of anything.

  • Ginger Snap

    So the dollar store is another religious nut owned company? I shouldn’t be surprised buying cheap crap mad in China by slave laborers and sold by american employees making minimum slave wages per hour. I’m glad I don’t shop at their shitty stores.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    Thank you Religious Right Nut Jobs for creating such a love they neighbor, beautiful, caring world that Jesus would have dreamed of.

    SMFH!

  • JustSayin’

    [email protected] is the email for the nola.gov/human-relations-commission director Larry Bagneris

    Office number is (504) 658-4920

    They are responsible for investigating and enforcing the nola anti-discrimination ordinances

  • SoCalVet

    That’s so Louisiana. Hate that fucking place.

    • JustSayin’

      Oddly in the SSM marriage debate i personally know more of the local rednecks who were publicly vocal for SSM than the local gays.

      • fuow

        Doesn’t surprise me, a bit.

  • Sean

    But remember nobody is discriminating against LGBT in general. This is about marriage “not” about Jim Crow savagery discrimination targeting LGBT people. No no people , it’s discrimination only when you require her to do her job. Yeah; we’ll see if the religious-reich still thinks all that if or when an LGBT or pro-LGBT individual refuses to ring up their purchase.

  • Hank

    Just curious, what her response would be if the shoe was on the other foot?? /s

  • TampaZeke

    This is what “religious liberty” laws look like in action.

    So sad to see this woman standing so proudly with those who turned her parents and grandparents away from lunch counters.

  • fuow

    Bernie supporters who aren’t voting for Clinton in the fall because ‘we need to be taught a lesson’, take a good look at this. This is what the rethugs’ Supreme Court will mandate across the land.

    • Tigernan Quinn

      Not appropriate.

  • TexasBoy

    “The anti-LGBT group Faith Driven Consumer gives Family Dollar their four-star rating, which “indicates a corporate stance oriented toward the biblical teaching on sexuality, marriage and family.”

    I wonder how long Family Dollar has had that rating, considering Family Dollar was purchased by Dollar Tree last year?

  • rabbit_ears

    I would have beaned her in the head with whatever I had in my hand to purchase, and stormed out.

  • TexasBoy

    I wonder if anyone has contacted Dollar Tree, Family Dollar’s new corporate owner since last July?

  • GayOldLady

    Hooray for the man who stood up for the gay woman. We should celebrate him and the fact that he had the courage of character to do the right thing, unlike the man who just wanted his Pringles! 🙂

  • dcurlee

    That woman needs to be fired on the spot

  • TampaZeke

    Well at least she’ll be able to leave her minimum wage job at Family Dollar and go on the lucrative Christian Persecution™ National Tour 2016.

  • Lakeview Bob

    The really big point here is not the stupid opinions of the cashier but the pure stupidity by the cashier to raise her vulgar voice against the customers and cause such commotion. Whatever happened to the customer is always right? She is too stupid to handle money,

  • Jude Newton

    Every gay person in New Orleans should go buy something at that store while that bitch is cashiering.

    • Kelly Lape

      Reward a business that hires and keeps bigots? No thanks.

      • paganguy

        But you could, I suppose, select an item, take it to the register and change your mind about purchasing it once you reach the cashier (letting them know why you decided not to purchase it from a store that apparently supports bigotry). Long, long lines of people abandoning their potential purchases at the counter might make an impact.

        • Tigernan Quinn

          I did that back when Target briefly caved to one religious group or the other a few years ago – we loaded up our usual stuff, walked to a manager, and said here are the gay dollars you’re not getting.

  • Ogre Magi

    I live in the bible belt, I run into people like that on a constant basis

  • Simplydelcious

    This beotch does not realize a few decades ago people would have refused to allow HER to be served in any kind of business.

  • Richard McWolff

    Jane, you ignorant slut!

  • GanymedeRenard

    *sigh*

  • Roger that

    So, if they, “indicates a corporate stance oriented toward the biblical teaching on sexuality, marriage and family,” then they have a stoning court in their parking lot for all the adulterers, for all those hateful children that talk back and disrespect their parents, they certainly don’t require their employees to wear 50/50 blended uniforms….etc..etc… I shop at the FD that just conveniently opened across the street from my apartments; however, no longer. Not another penny shall they get out of my pocket.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      then they have a stoning court in their parking lot for all the adulterers

      No, but from what I’ve seen, there’s lots of stoned adulterers courting in their parking lots.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    It wasn’t that long ago that her people would have been refused service based on their color in the same area. But she’s too young to know about that. What a fool.

    • Cd

      What does someone race and sexual preference have to do with each other. A person can’t hide their race but someone can go through life without anyone ever knowing their sexual preference.

      • teedofftaxpayer

        Why should ANY ONE have to hide who the are to satisfy someones’s beliefs?

        • CD

          Be who you are not telling you to change just saying blacks don’t have the privilege to be white are any other race but I see way to many people with the privilege to be with a man than be with a women whatever they decide. Blacks have to deal with being black don’t have the option to flip flop. So don’t compare the two.

          • Cd

            If gays get tired of the stress and the discrimination they say they experience they have the option to play straight. When blacks are tired of the constant ridicule they don’t have the option to go white. It’s just not the same fight. Sorry

          • teedofftaxpayer

            Guess you have to play the race card. And yes it both the same. Just for you information, the way you’re born can not change. It’s NOT A CHOICE-Black or gay. And so you know there were gays supporting blacks in the 60’s & 70’s. Now that YOU’VE GOT YOUR RIGHTS why don’t you get off your high horse and help the gays? Or do you give a shi-t?

          • Cd

            I care about your soul not helping the gay agenda. Sorry being gay and being black is not the same.

          • teedofftaxpayer

            Funny you have to be born that way to be either. And being religious bigot is a choice.

          • Cd

            If gays get tired of the stress and the discrimination they say they experience they have the option to play straight. When blacks are tired of the constant ridicule they don’t have the option to go white. It’s just not the same fight. Sorry

          • teedofftaxpayer

            Go read your MAN MADE BIBLE and follow it 100%.

          • Cd

            Do you know how hard it is for a black person to fight against discrimination especially when we are constantly told it doesn’t even exist it’s in our head or we are just playing the race card, and when it’s caught are tape we are the ones dehumanized not the person committing the act. Federal laws don’t mean nothing if the people that are put in place to enforce them are racist themself.

          • teedofftaxpayer

            I never said anything about a black person not being discriminated against, I was talking about a gay person and you attack me because of some religious reason. But yet your same religious reasons are the ones used by the whites in the south in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. My original comment was she would have gotten the same comment 50+ years ago. You need to stop thinking that you’re the only one discriminated against. Yeah we could hide it, BUT WHY SHOULD WE? Why should we hide who we are just to satisfy your religious beliefs? We’re all fighting discrimination and you for some reason feel you’re more important because you’re black and religious. Get a freaking life.

          • Cd

            Sorry sir your argument makes no sense I never attacked you with religion, haven’t even really bought up religion people do have belief systems that are not always based on a particular religion. Moral of the story don’t compare your sexual habits or desire for the same sex to my black skin not the same. I’m not sure of your race but if you are white I’m sure your ancestors Never experienced anything close to what blacks experienced in the 40s, 50s, 60s and even up to 2016. And yes you could hide it but we can’t. We don’t have that option!!

          • teedofftaxpayer

            Go back to the beginning and yes you did use religion. Guess you forget what you write. LoL do you take stupid pills or what? My sexual “habits” and “desires” are the way I was born JUST LIKE YOUR BLACKNESS. How many times have you been fired for being black? I was fired twice for being gay and only because they saw me come out of a gay business because most people wouldn’t know I was gay. You need a lesson in life because obviously you don’t know jack shit.

          • Cd

            Like you said right away people wouldn’t know you are gay guess what people know I am black right away! I didn’t forget what I wrote you kept telling me to go read the bible. I only bought up religion as it relates to the story. You sound ridiculous to compare your sexual desires to my black skin that’s like comparing people that are born handicap to white people saying they get special privileges cause they get to park up front and businesses have to cater to their handicap would be ridiculous. ITS NOT THE SAME!

          • teedofftaxpayer

            Goodbye. I can’t waste my time talking to someone that so stupid. Where I have fought for people of all races and the LGBT for over 55 years. You have made me think that I’ve wasted my time fighting for those who are black. Now I won’t. You get what you deserve. You’ve too full of hate to help.

          • Cd

            You don’t need to fight for me sir blacks have been persucuted for centuries based merely on the color of their skin while your white gay counterparts have benefits from being white despite the fact that they are gay. So to compare your sexual orientation to blacks is offensive. It seems you yourself probably have negative bias toward blacks. I don’t hate you. I just hope one day you see the truth. God bless you!

          • teedofftaxpayer

            Just goes to show how pathetic you are.

          • Cd

            Sorry being black and being gay is not the same. You don’t have to be black to be gay.

          • teedofftaxpayer

            No you don’t, because YOU’RE BORN THAT WAY. You’re born black just as you’re born gay or in lots of cases you’re born BOTH WAYS. It’s not a choice.

          • Cd

            Not buying it! When was the last time someone was put out of business for discrimination toward a black person. Guarantee gays get more support than blacks when it comes to discrimination.
            If this video was a black person saying they were being denied service it would not get this much support and their will be no call to boycott the business. Instead the black person would be called a thug and probably accused of stealing. Not the same!

          • teedofftaxpayer

            Go read YOUR MAN MADE BIBLE and follow it 100%

      • teedofftaxpayer

        Why should ANYONE have to hide who they are to satisfy someone”s beliefs? If you want to be a member of the Christian Taliban, then be it, but don’t try to force me to agree or abide by your stupidity.

        • Cd

          Not saying you have to hide your sexual preference that’s your personal business but why get mad when others still believe in man and women which God has used to bring fourth life their is nothing wrong with that belief system just like you feel their is nothing wrong with yours.

          • teedofftaxpayer

            But you try to force your religion on us. We don’t try to make you gay. Just like being born Black, a person is born gay. Your religion is a book written by man to control man. But if you’re going to use the Bible to support your reasoning, then use the Bible TOTALLY and not when supports your hatred.

          • Cd

            Why are gays trying to force their belief system on Christians? It seem that gays don’t understand that Christians do not hate you they just have they belief system of man and women which God has use that system to bring fourth life since the beginning of time. Gays believe the way their believe so why are they trying to forc this belief system on the world and spew hate to anyone that disagree. I don’t believe everyone who entertain same sex relationship is born that way. Neither do I have to be black to be gay. I see to many people flip flopping in and out of the lifestyle for some it’s a choice they make. Blacks don’t have a choice they are black and when you see them you see a black person they don’t have the option to flip flop among the races. It’s not the same. Don’t compare being black to someone’s sexual preference.

          • teedofftaxpayer

            Gays don’t force their beliefs on anyone. They want the same rights and not have someone’s religion shoved down their throats. They’re BORN GAY. It wasn’t a choice, your religious bigotry is a choice. Enough said, go read the New Testaments. You “cherry pick” what you want from the book written by man. I’m tired of defending my rights as an American citizen to religious zealots. If you believe that a man and woman are the only pairing then don’t get involved in a gay relationship. But don’t tell me how to live my life and if you don’t like the way I live my life tough luck. I don’t answer to you and I don’t answer to your religion.

          • Cd

            Gays spew their hated on Christians all the time going into Christian businesses making false claims of discrimination. This video is a partial video which shows the lady saying the cashier don’t want to serve her for being gay when the cashier clearly said she don’t care about her being gay. Now y’all ready to boycott the business based on the word of a gay person and their bibilical stance on marriage is under atack, double standard at its best.
            When were by nature of being gay your families was enslaved, denied opportunities that was only awarded to a certain race, told you can’t eat in a restaurant Never
            Not everyone that choice the lifestyle is born that way sorry not buying it. I have a choice on being with a man or women I don’t have a choice on being black.

          • teedofftaxpayer

            You have no idea what you’re talking about quit watching FOX News. Go read your MAN MADE BIBLE and follow it 100% Guess you don’t believe in Jesus only Leviticus. Love thy neighbor. Do unto others as you would have them to do unto you. And just for your information when you work with the PUBLIC-YOU SERVE THE PUBLIC.

          • Cd

            Such an inacurate assumption. I don’t even like Fox News just stating history sorry if that upsets you.
            Cops are caught on tape killing unharmed black men and people still don’t see a problem but this lady has a partial video which really doesn’t show much only that their is an altercation and you hear the lady saying it’s because she is gay. So everyone is taking her word,when the cashier clearly saids in the beginning that she doesn’t care that they are gay. Watch the video again. You properly don’t care about the truth only to perscute their belief system and further your agenda. Which make me wonder what the altercation was really about. You don’t know really why the cashier was upset you are just going by the word of the gay lady.

  • MSW

    Just your typical southern slunt.

  • BobSF_94117

    She refused to SERVE the customer. Sigh.

  • MikeBx2

    Until they say otherwise and react to this situation, the cashier is Family Dollar’s representative and speaks for them, in my opinion.

  • OhMy

    Well, that was an unpleasant experience, I’m sure.

    I also understand that a LGBT editor in Bangladesh had an unpleasant experience recently.

    • Tigernan Quinn

      What is wrong with you? Why would you ever write such stupid words?

  • witch

    I would like to see what the Family Store will do about it, being rude to a customer are usually grounds for firing

  • Traxley Launderette

    Oh honey.

  • Josh Weinstein

    Family Dollar needs to make this right, or they WILL lose my business!

  • TheManicMechanic

    Some people have to simply be destroyed.

  • Cboulder

    I love how the dude points out that she works for the store,and her opinion is irrelevant

  • Olivia

    Fire the hateful bitch

  • Glen

    Has she been fired yet?

  • houstonray

    1 (866) 377-6420 Family Dollar customer service

    and the online ‘contact us’ form:

    http://corporate.familydollar.com/pages/contactus.aspx

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Thank you. Just wrote.

    • Glen

      Thanks I just wrote to them as well. Excoriating them on their high rating with an anti-LGBT group and low rating with an LGBT equal rights group.

  • Jaywithwords

    She should be lucky that they allow african-americans work in the south….. I’m black, vote, marry and shop in stores…… how quickly we forget. (yes, I’m black, but I would have let her have it)

    • Cd

      Being black has nothing to do with ones sexual preference. To compare the two is inbalanced

      • Jaywithwords

        When one is both… it has everything to do with it. When one side of you was discriminated against for 400+ years, then then the other part of you is currently going to a parallel situation…. yes…. its not imbalanced… is continual.

        • Cd

          It’s very inbalanced To compare ones race to ones sexual orientation! One can’t choose their race but you can choose how you live your life. Ones race is apparent right away why ones sexual performance has to never be known.

      • Jaywithwords

        and…its sexual orientation… not preference… since were educating each other.

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  • Luis Hernandez

    She should be fired and all blacklisted from working for all retailers looking for desperate people wanting to work minimum wage jobs.

  • Family Dollar, so has nobody contacted head office, and if so, what has happened since this story went nation wide? Whats happened since?

  • Guest

    She clearly said she in the video. I don’t care if you are gay. This video doesn’t show what started the argument only the word of the gay customer who could be targeting the business because of their stance on bibilical marriage.

  • Guest

    Why would someone identify themselves as gay to the cashier. Sound suspious.

  • Ks

    She clearly states in the video that she doesn’t care they are gay. The video doesn’t show what actually triggered the argument. You are only going by the word of a gay women who could be targeting the business because of their stance on biblical marriage.

  • Ks

    Some walks up to the cashier and identifies themself as gay. Ummm sound suspious why would you feel the need to to that unless you have underline motives.

  • Tl

    I wish blacks would get this kind of support when they say they face discrimination on an almost daily basis, instead they are told racism doesn’t exit and get over the past.

  • celticlofts1

    Oh I’m sure the cashier will claim she’s being persecuted now because of the media attention and have a go-fund-me page up first thing tomorrow morning. She’ll have a nice little $100,000 in it by the weekend courtesy of the religious right and head off down the road laughing her ass off leaving Dollar General to deal with the repercussions.

  • Dane Snyder

    The fact that some pro-family group rates Family Dollar as 4 star for their supposed ““… corporate stance oriented toward the biblical teaching on sexuality, marriage and family” is irrelevant to anything.
    Holding a biblical view of marriage, sexuality and family doesn’t mean that this sort of disrespect is commissioned or tolerated.
    I don’t know of anyone who holds a biblical worldview on anything who would condone this sort of thing, but mentioning that tidbit works to tie this behavior to the Bible, and in doing so paint Christians as equally hateful and ignorant. It’s pretty likely that this woman isn’t even a Christian, and it’s definite that her behavior isn’t condoned in scripture.
    But the article is interesting in the way that it complains about hate towards homosexuals, as it should, but then uses hate of its own to help advance a stereotypical view against Christians.

    • Cd

      Good observation