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Because of bar sign supporting Orlando victims, customer accuses owners of ‘promoting homosexuality’

Because of bar sign supporting Orlando victims, customer accuses owners of ‘promoting homosexuality’

One jolly cross customer will no longer be purchasing coffee beverages from a UK bar, because he’s incensed about the signage recently placed outside the establishment in support of the victims of the Orlando massacre.

The chalkboard, prominently placed in front of Wolverton’s Bar Bar Black Sleep, reads “If the sight of two dudes holding hands bothers you then get your coffee elsewhere! #WeAreOrlando!”

Well, a regular has decided to do just that, judging by a typed note left at the store, in which it’s  announced this customer will  no longer be purchasing a damn thing from the store — due to this outrageous “promotion of homosexuality.” Because children. Signs such as these leave a “negative influence” on the children.

Predictably, the note is big on Bible verses.


“I ask you kindly to refrain from promoting homosexuality further in the public domain,” it reads.

I simply can not agree with your blatant promotion of what is immoral and against God.

“Children could walk past that sign and you could have a negative influence on decisions they choose to make in life.

“I also think you’ll find your coffee shop will become much more popular with the majority of residents in Wolverton, who are also members of local Christian churches.

“Please be sensitive to the beliefs of the majority in the future.”

According to Pink News, the Bar Bar Black Sleep directors are planning an official statement, but in the meantime, co-owner Danny Quinn has taken to Facebook to voice his displeasure and seek out the offended customer in the Wolverhampton Massive Facebook group:

I was in two minds about posting this, but I thought if the author of this letter is in this group it might be a good opportunity to ask you to come in and discuss this. Apologies I was clearing tables and did not see you come in but found this on the counter. I will buy you a coffee and we can discuss it further. I would also like to point out one of our regulars, Ann (vicar of st. George’s) was happily drinking coffee just a few hours before you came. Thanks”

Of course, the fact that the note was typed tells you everything you need to know about the customer.






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