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Anti-Gay Oklahoma Restaurant Gets Punked By LGBT

What a difference a weekend makes! On Friday, Gary James announced to the world that his northern Oklahoma restaurant embodied his xenophobic values; by Monday, the venue had been labeled "the best gay and/or BDSM in or around Oklahoma. 

What happened?

People all around the globe were so angered by James' unabashed "I really don't want gays around" that they were moved to leave Facebook comments and Yelp reviews for his Gary's Chicaros restaurant. 

Here are a handful of the new reviews:

"Gary doesn’t serve tube steak. He asks for yours when you walk in the door. But don’t ask to use his backdoor, he saves that for minorities.”

“Gary himself sports assless chaps, a choker chain and some pink nipple tassels daily."

"Ask for Gayry! He's faaaaaaabuuuuulouths. Like, I mean, O-M-G-Awethsome!"

"[This is] the best gay bar in Oklahoma! Although I must say Gary is far from subtle...the way he struts around in his sparkly pink mankini made me a tad uncomfortable."

What do you think about this approach to Gary's refusal to serve gays?

Comments

As a gay male myself, I'm very disappointed with the retribution these people acted on just because a man stated something on his Facebook page. Sure, what he said was offensive, but the response to that was utterly uncivilized and immature. If seeking equality is what the locals want, then it should be done in a manner that was more discreet and concise. Resorting to stereotypes and bullying doesn't exactly give the LGBT in any part of the world a good light either...

I want everyone to stop and think about this from another angle: Good ole Gary realizes his little eatery is going belly up. The food is mediocre at best. The service sucks. It's just not all that popular! So he comes up with an idea. Since he's in a hater state anyway, he'll make a bunch of nasty comments toward the GLBTQ community, and get himself and his two-bit diner on the news - indeed, on the NATIONAL news. He cries foul, accusing us of trying to destroy him for being a man of "wholesome", Godly values. Now the local ChristNazi community steps up to save Gary's eatery from going under. TA-DAH!!! Profit! He's a con artist, people!

No offense but did anyone think that maybe just maybe, This restaurant owner Gary is it?, Is using gay bashing to draw attention to his restaurant? What better way to get free publicity then to Use something that it currently drawing attention in the news namely LGBT issues. How much you  want to bet his business is not doing too well. Using all this free publicity is going to draw in customers for him. I do think his actions are regrettable but continuing to give him the time of day in the spot light is not the way to go.

I think it does more harm than good. We need to approach things more professional and not catter to the stereotypes that are placed on us. The uneducated are expecting reactions like this. We need to stand tall and show them we are no different then they are. Education is key.  

He's a pedo! 

Beautiful. Perfect. Awesome.

I love it!

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