Tennessee Hardware Store Hangs Sign Declaring “No Gays Allowed”

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Well, the backlash against marriage equality has begun: An East Tennessee hardware store has hung a sign declaring “No Gays Allowed.”

Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, insists he’s simply standing up for his Christian values, reports WBIR 10.

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“They gladly stand for what they believe in, why can’t I?” said Amyx, who’s also a Baptist minister. “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.”

Oh no, we’re not allowed in your hardware store?!? Guess we’ll have to go to Loew’s, Home Depot, Menards, Ace…

h/t: Queerty