BLAST FROM THE PAST

Ancient Oklahoma Restaurant Owner Gary James Refuses To Serve “Freaks Or Faggots”

Screen Shot 2014-02-08 at 2.12.48 PMAn archaic racist and homophobic restaurant owner in Oklahoma is being slammed this week for refusing to serve African-Americans, Hispanics, people with disabilities, and LGBT people.

Gary James, the owner of Gary’s Chicaros in Enid, smugly told KFOR that he “doesn’t like certain people of race, color, ethnicity,” and has a right to refuse service to anyone in his business. “I’ve been in business 44 years, I think I can spot a freak or a faggot,” he added.

As if speaking directly out of a different time period entirely, James continued:

“I don’t deal with these people walking down the street with no jobs on welfare. If I reached over there and slapped the shit out of you, you should be offended. But to call someone a ‘chink’ or someone call me a bigot, that doesn’t bother me.”

“I really don’t want gays around. Any man that would compromise his own body would compromise anything.”

A wave of commenters on the Gary’s Chicaros Facebook page have also pointed out that even the business’ t-shirt includes racial slurs and threatened violence. KFOR reports:

The shirt features derogatory slogans against homosexuals, it has the N-word on the front and threatens violence against Muslims, minorities and democrats. James said he is proud to wear that shirt.

In the clip provided, longtime patron Matt Gard says he is no longer allowed to eat at Gary’s Chicaros because Gary James does not agree with his disability. Confined to a wheelchair, Gard is barred from eating at the establishment.

In response to Gard, who rightfully says he’s being discriminated against, James says “well if you work, you own a business, pay your taxes, you’re more than welcome here. If you’re on welfare, stay at home and spend my money, there.”

Welcome to America, circa 1942.

Obviously, the Internet has already taken care of Gary’s Chicaros’ web presence. At the time of posting, it has already been labeled a “gay bar” whose Google identity includes photos of gay men kissing. Some pretty top-notch reviews are here, too:

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