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'No Gays Allowed': Hardware store emboldened by Supreme Court cake ruling hangs discriminatory sign

Following the Supreme Court’s 7-2 ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, an East Tennessee business owner is celebrating by reposting a sign that reads, “No Gays Allowed.”

Jeff Amyx, a Baptist minister and owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies, originally posted the sign in 2015 when SCOTUS ruled to permit same-sex marriage across the country.

Amyx claims that gay and lesbian couples are against his religion.

A Colorado baker rehangs a sign that reads, “No Gays Allowed” following SCOTUS ruling. (Photo: KABC)

Following the ensuing backlash, Amyx took the “No Gays Allowed” sign down and replaced it with a sign reading, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech & freedom of religion,” according to USA Today.

The business owner told WBIR that he was celebrating a “win” following the recent court ruling and hung the sign again. He has no plans to take it down.

“Christianity is under attack. This is a great win, don’t get me wrong, but this is not the end, this is just the beginning,” Amyx said. “Right now we’re seeing a ray of sunshine. This is happy days for Christians all over America, but dark days will come.”

Jeff Amyx poses next to the door of his hardware store with signs that read “No Gays Allowed” and “No Liberals Allowed.” (Photo: Facebook)

What Amyx fails to see is that the Supreme Court did not rule that businesses in the United States can refuse service to people based on their sexual orientation and claim religious freedom. This ruling was only for the baker’s particular case.

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