Menu

InstagramTwitterYouTubeFacebookSnapchat
Globe Icon
Business

Tennessee shop now sells ‘no gays allowed’ baseball caps

Nick Duffy September 13, 2015

A hardware shop in Tennessee is selling ‘no gays allowed’ hats – presumably for when you don’t want any gay people climbing on your head.

Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Washburn, Tennessee spotted the supposed market niche for hideously homophobic clothing that is also straight-up hideous, only coming in totally-heterosexual khaki.

Store owner Jeff Amyx appears to be trying to make some kind of statement, having failed to garner enough media attention earlier this year when he banned gays from his own store, erecting a ‘no gays allowed’ sign.

As well as the $5 caps, Amyx says he also sells anti-gay bumper stickers, that say ‘Choose God or gays’. He claims both items are so popular that they’ve already sold out.

Rambling to local media outlet WATE, Amyx said: “I just don’t agree with their lifestyle. I don’t want any part of it. I don’t want it around me and I’ll never agree with it.”

He added that”God created Adam and Eve not Adam and Steve” – though it’s unclear whether he was being straight-up homophobic or hinting at the next slogan for his fashion range.

Gwen Schablik with the Tennessee Equality Project said: “This is definitely hurtful. The fact that he is selling merchandise that is saying ‘choose God or Gays’.

“It doesn’t really help those who are Christian and identify as LGBT as myself.”

Read comments (0)

Close icon