Sigh. Someone please give this guy a faceful of glitter.
Amyx said he has received bundles of hate mail after he posted a controversial “No Gays Allowed” sign outside his store in Washburn, about 20 miles northeast of Knoxville. However, he says the sign has only brought more people in to the store. Now, he’s printing anti-gay messages on hats and bumper stickers — and those have sold out.
“God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve,” said Amyx.”I just don’t agree with their lifestyle. I don’t want any part of it, I don’t want it around me and I’ll never agree with it.” Now that message is spreading beyond the front door of his store. He’s selling hats and bumper stickers, at cost, that say “Choose God or Gays.”
Oh, here we go. “Their lifestyle”? “Adam and Steve”?? He’s reading right out of the 1991 edition of the Terrified White Hetero Handbook.
My big question is: is this the kind of thing he’d love to see happen in his store? He’s going out of his way to promote bigotry in such a public way (and make a quick buck, naturally), and this is often the result of that:
An Ohio man was left with bleeding in his brain and hearing loss after witnesses said that someone yelling anti-gay slurs was seen beating him. Matthew Jarrell, 34, told WJW that he was leaving Bounce Nightclub in Cleveland on Tuesday night when someone attacked him. “This guy that was staring out my group of friends all night, looked at me and called me a faggot and punched me in the face,” Jarrell recalled, adding that he believed that the man had targeted him for being gay.
Would this Tennessee troglodyte be happy watching his customers beat the shit out of some gay guy just going about his own business? I often suspect that people like this aren’t more than a hair away from outright violence. Hatred fueled by ignorance and religion often leads to such things.
What we need is for a gaggle of gays to descend upon this mongoloid’s shitty little hardware store and queer it up a bit. They can bring the media with them and just hang around with their loudly gay gayness for a while, each one visibly armed with mace in case anyone tries to get physical (in a bad way). Although…since that part of the country is so gun-happy, maybe this isn’t such a good idea. It would be fun to see his reaction, though.