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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:05 PM

Arkansas Restaurant Cancels LGBT Fundraiser, Compares Group to KKK

Leaders at an LGBT center in Van Buren, Ark., say a local restaurant owner discriminated against them and compared them to the Ku Klux Klan when he cancelled a reservation the group made to hold a fundraiser there.

Representatives from the River Valley Equality Center told ABC affiliate 40/29TV that the owner of Sisters Gourmet Bistro cancelled the group's reservation to host a fundraiser after he realized it was for an LGBT organization.

"I told them that I do not support their cause," Sisters owner Richard Hodo told 40/29. "That if they want to do that, that's their business. I do not care, but I don't support their lifestyle and their cause."

River Valley organizers say Hodo's refusal to serve them amounts to antigay discrimination, and noted that the owner compared the center to a white supremacist hate-group.

http://www.advocate.com/news/2013/02/09/arkansas-restaurant-cancels-lgbt-fundraiser-compares-group-kkk

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dlwickham Feb 2013 OP
niyad Feb 2013 #1
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #2
dlwickham Feb 2013 #7
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #8
Downwinder Feb 2013 #3
lunasun Feb 2013 #5
msongs Feb 2013 #4
dlwickham Feb 2013 #6

Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:14 PM

1. just as a matter of curiosity, what did he think "equality center" stood for?

what a despicable idiot.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:16 PM

2. They are assholes but when people give them sham reviews on yelp

all on the same day, from all over the US, it makes our side look bad.

Marcus W.
Dallas, TX

2/9/2013
I wouldn't eat here if my life depended on it! I swear the food is virtually poisonous!


Qwerty N.
Huntington Beach, CA

2/9/2013
They serve microwaved frozen hamburger with a side of homophobia here.


Scott H.
Tulsa, OK

2/9/2013
Not good at all. I think they get most of there food at Sam's and then deep fries or microwaves it. Wont go back.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:30 AM

7. Yelp?

who other than Yelp users actually care about those ratings

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Response to dlwickham (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 11:19 AM

8. I'm not a Yelp 'user' but their listings come up in Google searches.

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:48 PM

3. He is probably well familiar with the KKK.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:25 AM

5. +1

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Response to dlwickham (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 12:12 AM

4. the kkk is christian, the lgtb group may or may not be nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 10:29 AM

6. they may claim to be Christian

but it certainly doesn't make it true

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