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Wed Sep 9, 2015, 11:49 PM

 

Hardware store owner refuses service to gay people and sells merchandise saying so

“I’m just doing it because people have asked me for it,” Jeff Amyx said of the hats and bumper stickers bearing the message, “no gays allowed.” Amyx has allegedly sold out of each, and is planning to sell t-shirts with the same phrase printed on them. He is also selling merchandise bearing the phrase, “Choose God or gays,” saying he makes no profit from the items and only makes enough to cover production costs.

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/homophobic-tenn-pastor-now-hawking-no-gays-allowed-merchandise-at-his-store/

My brother in law has a hardware store 20 yrs in a small town. I know how hard it is for him to compete with Lowes and Home Depot. I would not cry if this guy was eaten up by them.

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rusty quoin Sep 2015 OP
shenmue Sep 2015 #1
rusty quoin Sep 2015 #2
mnhtnbb Sep 2015 #4
smirkymonkey Sep 2015 #25
RKP5637 Sep 2015 #35
Major Nikon Sep 2015 #3
yardwork Sep 2015 #5
Tree-Hugger Sep 2015 #6
Bluenorthwest Sep 2015 #7
csziggy Sep 2015 #33
Ineeda Sep 2015 #48
Beartracks Sep 2015 #8
geek tragedy Sep 2015 #9
kelliekat44 Sep 2015 #10
left-of-center2012 Sep 2015 #11
MynameisBlarney Sep 2015 #12
justhanginon Sep 2015 #13
reflection Sep 2015 #15
KamaAina Sep 2015 #14
hifiguy Sep 2015 #16
Vinca Sep 2015 #17
alfredo Sep 2015 #18
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2015 #19
WhollyHeretic Sep 2015 #20
douggg Sep 2015 #39
tomm2thumbs Sep 2015 #40
RichVRichV Sep 2015 #42
Bonx Sep 2015 #21
sinkingfeeling Sep 2015 #22
MisterP Sep 2015 #23
WHEN CRABS ROAR Sep 2015 #24
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Sep 2015 #26
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2015 #45
V0ltairesGh0st Sep 2015 #27
Blue Owl Sep 2015 #28
Historic NY Sep 2015 #29
bvf Sep 2015 #32
RKP5637 Sep 2015 #36
packman Sep 2015 #44
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2015 #46
yuiyoshida Sep 2015 #55
47of74 Sep 2015 #56
d_legendary1 Sep 2015 #58
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2015 #30
ProfessorGAC Sep 2015 #53
Ahpook Sep 2015 #31
RKP5637 Sep 2015 #34
RKP5637 Sep 2015 #37
PowerToThePeople Sep 2015 #38
mackerel Sep 2015 #41
BuelahWitch Sep 2015 #51
IronLionZion Sep 2015 #43
Tsiyu Sep 2015 #47
RKP5637 Sep 2015 #49
Always Randy Sep 2015 #50
Warren DeMontague Sep 2015 #52
yuiyoshida Sep 2015 #54
rusty quoin Sep 2015 #57
Agschmid Sep 2015 #59

Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 12:07 AM

1. Savage dumbassery



No, seriously. This kind of crap is from people who wouldn't mind seeing gay people dead.

Dumb fuck.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 12:16 AM

2. You're right about serious

 

I was telling a friend of mine about how scared I am about a breakdown in society, and how they have all the guns.

They are waiting for it. They want to kill.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 06:24 AM

4. I'm right there with you. It scares me how determined these rw nitwits are

to enforce their brand of bigotry on this country.

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 06:31 PM

25. That's what scares me too. These people are convinced without a doubt that they are fighting a war.

And that God is on their side. And they are heavily armed. That's a bad combination.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 09:36 PM

35. Just listening to the insane rabid republican presidential hopefuls tells me I think we

will possibly see a breakdown of the US society in the future. There are way too many crazies running around armed to the hilt. I tell people they had best pay attention, because all of the unrest we see in other countries is likely developing here too.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 12:22 AM

3. This town is a little farther out in Hillbillyville

It's about an hour drive to the nearest Home Depot.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:11 AM

5. These people wonder why their communities are dying. Nobody wants to live there.

No major company wants to move there. People grow up and get out as fast as they can.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:19 AM

6. Disgusting

Fucking nasty bigots who wouldn't mind seeing gays tied up to fences and beaten to death.

Just doing it because people have asked. How fucking noble and Christian.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:47 AM

7. Let's not miss that this man is a Baptist Minister, not just a hardware store owner.

 

Because it's common for politicians to brag about how many Baptist Ministers they have had in their family line, this includes those who claim to be on my side. They are not on my side.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 08:38 PM

33. Being a Baptist minister just increases the jerk factor

And I say this because the Baptist ministers in my family have been for the most part assholes. There is only of them I would even talk to anymore - and I have talked to him in forty years, just exchanged a few emails.

If I sound biased against Baptist ministers, it's only because I am. They are the major reason I don't believe organized religion should exist.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 10:25 AM

48. There will undoubtedly be a fundraiser

in the works 'right quick' to compensate for the upcoming gay boycott of his business. Truly an a-hole.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 01:14 PM

8. Cuz "gay home repair" offends his religion?

Oh, never mind, I see it now: the guy's just an ass.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 01:17 PM

9. I hope he loses his business and has to go work at Home Depot nt

 

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 01:18 PM

10. Fascism they name is religion and thy alias is racism. nt

 

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 01:30 PM

11. He's got a friend

Maybe that guy could be Kim Davis' 5th husband.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 01:54 PM

12. Interesting...

“I’m just doing it because people have asked me for it,” Jeff Amyx said

I'm asking you, Jeff Amyx, will you please go forth and fornicate thyself with an unfinished broom handle?

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 01:57 PM

13. Note: Please use the splintered end! n/t

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:12 PM

15. Preferably

covered in brillo pads, wrapped with barbed wire, and dipped in rock salt.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:05 PM

14. I assume that includes lesbians

 

A hardware store that doesn't sell to lesbians?!

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:17 PM

16. LoL!

 

Seriously, this guy is a horse's ass.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 02:39 PM

17. If I lived in the town I'd walk in, say I was a lesbian, and ask where there is a hardware store

that could accommodate an order of about $50,000 for home renovations.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 03:25 PM

18. A dollar from a Gay is as good as a dollar from homophobe.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 03:37 PM

20. I'd love to go in and have them mix up six gallons of paint for me

red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. Then skip out after they made them. They'd be able to paint themselves a nice big rainbow flag.

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Response to WhollyHeretic (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 10:20 PM

39. Don't skip out. Just wait until it's mixed and announce that you are gay and

then let them make the decision to not sell to you.

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Response to douggg (Reply #39)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 11:30 PM

40. priceless!!!! 300 gallons worth!!!!

omg - that kills me -- and video it as they have to decide whether to make their money or say 'no' to you after mixing every last drop of their paint inventory!

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Response to douggg (Reply #39)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 12:39 AM

42. That's brilliant!

What's even better is Tennessee is a single party state for recording laws. So the person doing the ordering can have the entire conversation recorded and post it online for everyone to see if the owner is a hypocrite that puts money ahead of principle.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 03:38 PM

21. Another bigoted jerk.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 03:45 PM

22. Think I'll start selling 'No Evangelicals Allowed' and 'No Rabid 'Christians' Allowed' tee shirts.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 05:26 PM

23. yeah, because there's no jokes going around involving hardware and home decor

it's like that Dollywood manager that got the boot

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 06:22 PM

24. Yep, that's what America is all about,

the right to be stupid.

We need to get the phone numbers of these stores, post them and overwhelm them with our viewpoint of them, let them know what the rest of the country thinks of them.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 06:36 PM

26. I guess if someone asked for "No n*****s allowed" stickers he'd do that too?

Who am I kidding, he probably does have them in the back room.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #26)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 06:09 PM

45. I am torn about this...

 

I, of course, don't think it should be allowed, but I do like to have my bigots out in the open. That way I don't accidently give them my money.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:10 PM

27. Going out of bussiness sale for Bigots coming soon.

 

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 07:21 PM

28. Screw 'em

With a screwdriver from his own inventory

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #29)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 08:30 PM

32. That's fucking hilarious!

 


There's no way this clown isn't aware of this, but I'm sure his social circle has provided much-needed emotional support.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #29)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 09:55 PM

36. I've heard he has the best dildos in town and does demos! n/t

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 10:45 AM

44. Really funny comments on Yelp

haven't read so many double entendres in years - wood, screws, tools, etc.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 06:12 PM

46. Sometimes I just love the internet. nt

 

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 11:31 AM

55. Hey! I will bet you a nickel

that he doesn't have the internet or even a computer!

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 09:10 PM

56. I love when the people on Yelp get ahold of these businesses

 

Of course it only lasts a day or two because Yelp takes the reviews down right away as being unhelpful or some such.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 01:53 PM

58. Yelp is currently cleaning up those comments

so missed my chance to laugh my ass off. Fooey!

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 08:10 PM

30. I thought we got past "Colored & Irish not served here" years ago. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #30)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 07:01 AM

53. You Forgot About Dagos

My family wasn't too welcome in certain parts. Too oily! (Except for me who has lizard skin.)

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 08:10 PM

31. Should we "gofundme" this guy some cash?

This charade is transparent

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 09:29 PM

34. Bigots and Racists are always around. Sorta like, "We don't Serve Colored People!"

I thought they would die off over the years, but nope, Bigots and Racists are still with us. F'en losers!

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 10:01 PM

37. He sure has sex on his mind 7x24, as does the rest of his ilk. A psychological profile would

prove very interesting and revealing. Individuals such as he often have some significant sexual problems in life.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2015, 10:07 PM

38. Bigotry using religion as a shield.

 

There is no war on religion. There is a war on hatred, bigotry, misogyny, pedophilia, and other wrongs. If truly religious people continue to let these evils be done in the name of their "god" it is on them for giving shelter to evil.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 12:28 AM

41. How can you tell if someone is gay? Are they supposed to shop on the honor system?

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Response to mackerel (Reply #41)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 02:40 AM

51. I wondered the same thing

I doubt this dude would have very good "gaydar."

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 07:30 AM

43. Conservative bigots can donate crowdfunding to such people

since "the gays and liberals" will be the reason he goes out of business soon.

I wonder how many anti-gay businesses will be able to pull of this trick. The pizza place hypothetically refusing to serve pizzas to an imaginary gay wedding really milked it for all its worth.

You would think that between giving seed money to televangelists and crowdfunding bigoted small businesses, conservatives would have less to donate to political candidates.

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2015, 07:59 PM

47. Gimme the MONEY!--I mean, Gimme That Old Tyme Religion!

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This guy seems to be nothing more than a grifter after his own pile of gold coins. He has no idea who actually has homosexual relations in his town and I will tell you my source: was friends with a couple of gay people in my rural area (they have since moved away) and you would not BELIEVE how many gudolboyz knocked on their doors at all hours. The gudolboyz' girlfriends and wives just didn't satisfy them, I guess. They needed that occasional male-on-male outlet. Whatevs.

I never judged or told a soul what I knew about some of of these fine upstanding men of the community, these "sodomites" who publicly demonized gays. It's none of my business what other people get up to in private, as long as everyone consents and is of age to do so. I'll never understand the fascination and abject FEAR fundies have over other people's private sex lives, but I suspect it's got a lot to do with the shaming done to build cults through religious training.

Seriously, who sits around all day obsessing over what someone else does with their genitals or whom they love? It's a sickness, really--some form of mental illness. If you have a life, you don't have time to be fascinated and appalled at the wild imaginings of your mind when it comes to another's private life.

This fine example of Tennessee hatred may even engage in relations with other men himself. We have all seen that some of the biggest opponents of gay marriage, the family values types, often cannot come to terms with their own sexual propensities. It's frightening when you've been told you'll go to hell. So I guess god ain't lookin' when you do this shit in private? Because guys just like this dude do some real kinky shit in private, if my friends are to be believed. And there is resentment that others are open about it--perhaps the public passion against it is their fear that they will be outed if LGBT relationships aren't seen as anything but ordinary.

The truth is, he probably sells a lot of overpriced, dusty crap that no gay people want anyway, his sales suck, and he wants a big GoFundMe total for his religious-based bigotry.

Gimme the MONEY!--I mean, gimme that old tyme religion!!!!!



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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 04:40 PM

49. Praise the Lord! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$'s n/t

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2015, 11:06 PM

50. I saw a Master Card and Visa sign----he could be denied those services

Any national company that is publicly traded can stop supplying him with a little awareness and notification from the gay community ----he probably could be out of inventory in less than a month------he sells roofing supplies ----a call to the CEO of the supply company would go like this------z" I want to buy some of your products ---I am gay----and he store owner says I can't buy your products in his store"---that is about all it would take ----also the same call could be made by a Master Card holder saying pretty much the same thing-----

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 05:42 AM

52. Come gather 'round, Compsagnathus, wherever you roam...

And admit that HEY WHAT THE FUCK IS THAAAAaaa


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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Sun Sep 13, 2015, 11:21 AM

54. if I may say...

"What an asshole!" ...that is all. "

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 01:20 AM

57. I think this is worth more attention. From Goldie Taylor.

 

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Response to rusty quoin (Original post)

Mon Sep 14, 2015, 02:01 PM

59. How does he identify the gays?

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