Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:05 PM
dlwickham (1,466 posts)
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.
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Sat Feb 9, 2013, 10:16 PM
CurtEastPoint (5,898 posts)
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.
I wouldn't eat here if my life depended on it! I swear the food is virtually poisonous!
Huntington Beach, CA
They serve microwaved frozen hamburger with a side of homophobia here.
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.