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Ariel and Shawnee McPhail left the Stingray Cafe in New Bern, North Carolina, with a bad taste in their mouth.
Not because of what the couple (at right) ate, but because of what owner Ed McGovern did as they were leaving. He handed them a letter that included biblical condemnations of homosexuality and a plea to change “before it’s too late.”
The poorly-spelled handwritten note read:
“God said in the last days that man and wom[a]n would be lover of self, more [than] the lover of God.
That man and woman would have unnatural [affection] for one another. Then, the coming of the Son of Man, who is Jesus. So please, look at your life. See how it hurt[s] everyone around you. And ask the Lord to open your eye[s] before it [is] to[o] late.
The Love of Christ
P.S. my daughter also was gay. It destroy[ed] her life and my grandson.”
McGovern confirmed the December 4 incident with NewsChannel 12 and said he’d done the same with another lesbian couple in the past.
He claims he gave the McPhails the note because they were kissing outside his establishment, but the women say he’s got a screw loose:
“First of all, we didn’t kiss. We don’t kiss in public. We were holding hands,” said Shawnee McPhail. “Secondly, if I did kiss my wife in public, what married couple would you go to and say, ‘How dare you—you cannot hold hands and you cannot kiss in public’?”
It’s enough to make you want to give Stingray Cafe what for on its Yelp page.
All together now: What a douche!