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PITTSBURG, Texas (KRLD) – An East Texas restaurant
is receiving unique backlash on social media after a waitress told a gay
couple not to return, making a homophobic remark in the process.
Using Yelp and Google reviews, online activists are trying to make
Big Earl’s Bait House and Country Store in Pittsburg seem like one of
the highest rated and most recommended gay bars in Texas.
One Yelp review reads, “this place is great… you can really let your freak flag fly here.”
Collin Dewberry says he and his partner had just paid their check when their waitress approached them on the way out.
“And that’s when she said to us… ‘to put it plainly, we don’t serve fags here’.”
“I think the restaurant better learn to adapt or they will probably
have to close their doors soon,” says Kyle, who identifies himself as a
He and others in the Dallas LGBT community are planning to make a road trip to Big Earl’s.
And Big Earl’s restaurant says they’re ready for them.
“If there’s any problems, they will be taken care of appropriately,”
says Christina Cheney, who is Big Earl’s daughter and the waitress who
made the homophobic remark. “We are aware that they are attempting to
come out here. We’re ready for them; we have informed the Sheriff’s
department and the state.”
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