Friday, May 30, 2014

Texas Restaurant Controversy Heats Up

You can watch the origins of this story as we reported it HERE

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 gay man.

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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