PITTSBURG, Texas — A same-sex couple says they were told not to come back to a restaurant in East Texas because Big Earl’s “doesn’t serve fags.”
Collin Dewberry and Kelly Williams said tehy had breakfast at Big Earl’s in Pittsburg, Texas, and “everything seemed to be going fine” until after they paid their check. That’s when they were approached by “Big Eaarl’s” daughter and told them not to return.
Article continues belowOwner Earl Cheney says his daughter simply “told them the rules are on the door and it says ‘Welcome to Big Earl’s where men act like men, women act like ladies, no saggy pants and we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.’”
Cheney said it was the couple’s behavior — “touching legs” — that violated the restaurant’s policy, not their sexual orientation, but admits that his daughter used the gay slur.
“She’s a young lady, didn’t know what else to say, and they just kept on and she finally said we just don’t like fags,” he explained.
Cheney says plenty of gay couples eat at his restaurant without hassle, as long as the men act like men, and the women act like women.
Online reviews for the restaurant have been flooded with reactions from people who have heard about the incident.