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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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    • DShucking

      Hysterical. Don’t mess with gay people. We’ll laugh our asses of at you.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 2:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      That’s a great response, except for one thing: someone who doesn’t already know what that place is and is looking for what it’s now described as could wind up in serious danger.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DShucking

      @hyhybt: Do you really think a gay person is going to visit based on these reviews?

      Feb 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hyhybt

      @DShucking: Not likely

      Feb 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KittyLitter

      @DShucking: Yes. Not to eat there though.

      Feb 8, 2014 at 5:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • HereinNYC

      Finially, someplace the Westboro Baptist Church folks can eat after a hard day of protesting!

      Feb 8, 2014 at 11:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      @DShucking: LMAO. That’s good and fearful you might be right.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 2:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stache1

      @alanj: I think saying your a doctor and telling people not to take meds might have been his ticket off Queerty.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 2:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all

      @Respect4all: I think some explanation about what Queerty finds objectionable is warranted before just kicking me off. You did it once before and I never understood why.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 3:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver

      Sounds like a real romantic place for siblings on a date.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TheNewEnergyDude


      Well at least he’s probably going to die soon. One less bigot on this earth.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      Looks like he’s serving up a heaping plate of sh*tpie and eating it as fast as he can crap it on the table.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg

      This restaurant reminds me of Pottersville in “It’s A Wonderful Life.” I hadn’t seen it in many years. When I saw it at Xmas I noticed the rather homophobic incident where Nick the bartender – who doesn’t recognize George Bailey in the Pottersville alternate universe – throws the angel Clarence out of the bar just for ordering a drink that’s too effeminate and fruity! I wish I could remember now what drink it was.

      Feb 9, 2014 at 10:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarSco

      This old a-hole is an idiot! I mean people have been politically correct for many years. He is just plain stupid.
      One thing i enjoy about being older (over 35) is that you start to accept things like there are REALLY STUPID people in the world and this guy is one of em. all the decent people of the world can do is wait for this a-hole to die

      Feb 10, 2014 at 2:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien

      He think he is white WTF.

      Feb 10, 2014 at 7:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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