Tennessee Hardware Store Puts Up ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign To Protest Marriage Equality (VIDEO)

A Baptist minister and owner of a Tennessee hardware store is very concerned that “the gays” might handle his tools. Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, Tennessee, reacted to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision that the definition of “marriage” includes same-sex couples in pretty much the same way the rest of the conservative world did: with an immature and discriminatory action.

Amyx’s frustration with the Supreme Court’s decision took the form of an 8×10-inch paper sign reading in all capital letters:


via WBIR

via WBIR

Amyx says that he hung the sign because homosexuality is against his religion. He says that the LGBT community is not afraid to stand up for their beliefs — like equal rights — so he is certainly not ashamed to stand up for his bigoted and antiquated beliefs.

“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 told WBIR.

Amyx’s sign has allowed him to join with other Christians as they showed off signage for other Biblically-rooted forms of oppression — like this one:


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Conservatives have not had a good time of it recently. Not only did the Supreme court legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, but it upheld key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and defended minorities against discrimination and segregation in housing.

State courts have also been doing their part in ensuring that the Right suffers an increased risk of heart attacks. On Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ended the battle over the Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol building by declaring that it absolutely has to go, and Colorado’s Supreme Court declared voucher programs that use taxpayer money to send kids to private — usually religious — schools to be unconstitutional.

It truly is a great time to be an American — unless you’re a conservative, that is. Other business owners have risen up in opposition to the law. An Illinois photographer, for instance, refused to provide equal service to gay couples because the thought of “a man and a man having anal sex” is “disgusting” to her — oh, and Jesus, too!

Amyx says he has no plans to take his hateful sign down — and he may face a few legal challenges. The state of Tennessee does not currently have any laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Many “Christians” have become quite rabid in the wake of what they consider to be terrible, Sodom and Gomorrah-level  corruption — and it needs to stop. Now.

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