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France: Subway shop limits Valentine’s Day offer to straight couples only

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  1. I guess the owner didn’t get the memo that said Apartheid is morally and ethically wrong.

    1. No. But the owner *did* get the memo which said that homosexuality is a psychological disease which is highly correlated with debilitating physical, emotional and mental illness. Visit and click on the “health risks” link to the left. The scientific evidence is not in dispute.

      1. Now, David it’s time for your medication… no let Mr Computer go back to sleep…
        be a good boy and take your tablets… you’ll feel better and those voices will go

        Have you ever tried reading any real scientific evidence…?
        No… no, I suppose you haven’t!

      2. This will give you all you need to know about “” in case you hadn’t already guessed:

      3. Tell that to all the geniuses in history that happened to be also gay (quite a lot of them). Your “scientific evidence” is rubbish.

    2. but he used the “freedom of expression” trump card. or get out of jail free. the same card all bigots know they can use without impunity, because as soon as they utter those words, they are untouchables ! Reeducation camps is all we can do for those poor sods I’m afraid. brain rewiring is the only option for those sad individuals. oh damn,,,,I can’t say that. Only they can…and if possible from inside a Church.

      1. Jock S. Trap 18 Feb 2013, 9:05am

        Indeed and he and the owners of Subway should hopefully expect a major decline in custom as our right to freedom of expression.

        Religion should be a private matter and Never come into the workplace.

  2. Hypocrisy. Citing the absence of same-sex marriage, when technically people don’t even have to be married to socially be a couple. A couple is a couple whether they are married or not.

    1. and since when has valentines only been for married couples?

      1. Right, that’s what I said.

  3. haha, what a waster.

    Get a life man. Everyone else has.

  4. Sad – making a point to discriminate. Reminds me of the saying ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all’.

  5. Freedom of expression? That is NOT. He is not only expressing something, he is DOING something, and that is discriminating by refusing to provide a service on the base of sexuality. People conveniently get “confused”.

  6. Robert in S. Kensington 17 Feb 2013, 9:45pm

    So glad the shop was closed. Another tidbit C4M will use to chalk up on it’s abuse of freedom of religion agenda in the equal marriage debate.

  7. If anyone offered me a Valentine’s sandwich in Subway, I’d close the relationship, regardless of their gender.

    1. Well said..

    2. I must say it’s rather off-putting to think the chain has colonised France. It demolishes the myth that the French have some mystic connection to good food more thoroughly than anything else I’ve read recently.

      1. That and the fact that France has the highest consumption of McDonald’s in Europe.

        1. Does it really? Bang goes that myth then. (The whirring sound is not a Magimix, it’s Elizabeth David spinning in her grave.)

  8. Suddenly Last Bummer 17 Feb 2013, 11:19pm

    As a gay guy I’d refuse a 30cm sub anyway.

    1. It’ll probably turn out only to be 7 inches anyway. :-)

  9. It is good to see somebody making a responsible decision on behalf of people who can not take care of themselves. Discouraging homosexuality should be high on the list of priorities for all intelligent informed people the world over. Homosexuality is the cause of many physical, emotional and mental illnesses. Visit and click on “health risks” to the left.

    1. David is obviously a self-loathing gay. Why else would he bother. We get a few of these trolls here. Always pitiful and sometimes amusing.

      1. ...Paddyswurds 18 Feb 2013, 12:57pm

        Is this idiot David Skinner by any chance. His link has been used by skinner several times in the past to justify his self hating homophobia… It is hilarious how homophobes like David always post links to sites just as homophobic as himself in order to get backup for his self loathing and homophobic hatred

    2. Jesus of Bedlam 17 Feb 2013, 11:56pm

      Yawn! We shall have fog by teatime, and you can go the full length of Downing Street and not a decent wool shop anywhere.

    3. Cool story, bro……….

    4. Oh… you’re still here David…!?
      Hmm… perhaps we should up your dose of medication!
      Perhaps you should go out into the world…
      There’s so much more to life than the closet that you seem to
      be spending all you time in…

  10. I mean how romantic, a valentine meal in Subway.
    The very smell of the places is enough to drive you away, and that the wrappers usually decorate the pavement outside.

  11. Subway “restaurant”. LOL

    1. In North America, even fast food places are called restaurants (specifically “fast food restaurants”). As such, franchises like Subway always refer to themselves as “restaurants”. Even crap places like McDonald’s are “restaurants”. Basically, a “restaurant” is any place where you can buy prepared food for takeout, for food delivery, or to be eaten at the establishment – most such places have tables and/or bars to sit at and eat, but even that is not required for the definition to hold (“drive-in restaurant” for example). And of course, places with menus, waiters, chefs, ceramic flatware and metal cutlery are also restaurants, but these are considered more formal, more old-fashioned and more expensive (“formal restaurant”, “sit-down restaurant”, “traditional restaurant”, etc.).

      1. Maybe, Not in the UK though.

        BTW, isn’t ‘flatware’ the US term for what we call ‘cutlery’?

  12. Jock S. Trap 18 Feb 2013, 9:02am

    Not good enough.

    Subway either work as a collective and treat people equally throughout their branches or they don’t and suffer the consequences… ie boycott!


    This manager is using his ‘freedom of expression’ to show his contempt for teh LGBT community but treating straight couples love as superior. It’s just wrong.

    1. That There Other David 18 Feb 2013, 9:55am

      I reckon at some point in the future, probably the day when the French Senate pass the bill into law, that other Subway shop in the town is going to do something to distance itself from that other guy. It must really piss off the other franchise holder to have his/her business linked to this sort of crap.

      1. Jock S. Trap 18 Feb 2013, 10:44am

        One way to deal with it then it to have Subway remove their name from that particular franchise.

        Surely, franchises in a name brand have to comply with the company policy and act accordingly or risk loosing business.

  13. That There Other David 18 Feb 2013, 9:52am

    This is tragically sad for that franchisee in two ways. Firstly he genuinely believes that couples want to come to his sandwich shop on Valentines Day, and secondly, he believes he can do this sort of crap without Subway Inc. throwing the book at him

    What a loser :-)

  14. ...Paddyswurds 18 Feb 2013, 12:49pm

    Methinks there will be some furious back peddling in the next few hours and claims of things being taken “out of context” by the bigoted homophobe who owns this particular franchise. However we can all put pressure on by boycotting all Subway franchises and calling for not just BGL people to boycott Subway but our straight friends as well. We have the power and we should use it … .

    1. Well, I’ve never been into a Subway and now I NEVER shall. A sandwich from there would be as sawdust and ashes after this. Ugh!

  15. To paraphrase, ‘You keep using that phrase, I do not think it means what you think it means.’

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