Gary James doesn’t mince words. “I’ve been in business 44 years. I think I can spot a freak or a f*ggot.”
James owns and operates Gary’s Chicaros restaurant in Enid, Oklahoma.
He’s told KFOR in Oklahoma City “I don’t deal with these people walking down the street with no jobs on welfare.”
James continued, “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.”
James hit the spotlight when he denied service to a disabled man named Matt Gard.
He says Gard, “created an issue. You only have one time here. You create an issue, you’re out forever.”
James denies that saying, “he tried to find a weak excuse not to let me in with my wheelchair or the weak excuse of having loud people with me.”
Gard says he’s seen James turn people away for years, but he let it go until he was not served.
He points to the restaurant’s t-shirt as an example of what he means.
The shirt has the "N-word" on it, and says f*ggots are not welcome. It also suggests violence against Democrats, Muslims and minorities.
James says he wears the shirt proudly.
As a private businessman, James has the right to refuse service but Gard says he’s being discriminatory.
What do you think? Should James have the right to serve who he pleases or does that qualify as discrimination?
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