Restaurant won't serve gays or minorities

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, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

An Oklahoma restaurant is being criticized by a patron for discriminating against customers and using offensive language.

One former customer at Gary's Chicaros posted on Facebook he was recently refused service, and Matt Gard says it's because he's in a wheelchair.

"He doesn't like certain people of race, colour or ethnicity," Gard told KFOR TV.

Gary's Chicaros' owner, Gary James, said Gard was told to leave because he'd previously created an "issue."

Gard's Facebook post led to a stream of responses in social media about James' policies, and even the T-shirts at the restaurant.

The business description Google plus states "Life is too short to drink cheap beer and tolerate f---- and freaks." In an interview with KFOR, James offers no apologies.

"I've been in business 44 years, I think I can spot a freak or a f-----," James told KFOR. "I don't deal with these people walking down the street with no jobs on welfare."

KFOR reported the shirts feature slogans against homosexuals, uses the n-word and threatens Muslims and minorities.

James doesn't told the TV station his language or shirts shouldn't be a problem.

"If I reached over there and slapped the s--- out of you, you should be offended. But to call someone a 'chink' or someone call me a bigot, that doesn't bother me."

He added that people who work and pay taxes are welcome at Gary's Chicaros.

The policies at Gary's Chicaros were criticized in 2009, when James was running for city council.

 


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