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Oklahoma: Restaurant owner bans gays and minorities, calls them ‘freaks’

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Patrons are boycotting a restaurant in Oklahoma after the owner refused service to gays, African Americans, Hispanics and those who are disabled. As local ABC affiliate KTRK-TV reported on Feb. 8, the restaurant owner has banned anyone he considers a “freak”.

According to the report, Gary James, owner of Gary’s Chicaros in Enid, Oklahoma, has drawn much heat after his refusal of service to anyone he dislikes, and comments he made following the reports of discrimination in which he said, “I’ve been in business 44 years, I think I can spot a freak or a f****t.”

He made it clear that he did not want “gays around” because, according to James, “any man that would compromise his own body would compromise anything.”

One has to wonder how he has stayed in business for 44 years, especially since he doesn’t hold back in discriminating against any minority group. He goes on to say, “I don’t deal with these people walking down the street with no jobs on welfare.”

James wasn’t bothered nor did he deny the allegations as more than 140 people have posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page leaving a wave of comments on James refusal to serve gays, African-Americans, Hispanics and people with disabilities. The owner said he isn’t bothered the people see him as a bigot.

“If I reached over there and slapped the sh** out of you, you should be offended. But to call someone a ‘chink’ or someone call me a bigot, that doesn’t bother me.”

Patrons are refusing to dine at the restaurant because of his treatment of those he doesn’t like and there were also claims that the restaurant’s T-shirt is offensive. According to the claims, the T-shirts threaten Muslims, Democrats and members of many minority groups. The only thing Gary James has going for him is that he is an equal opportunity bigot.

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