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Gay Bar Refuses Service To Anti-Gay Legislators

From the CBS Los Angeles affiliate, KCBS:

WeHo Bar To ‘Deny Entry’ To Lawmakers Who Back Anti-Gay Legislation

February 25, 2014

WEST HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA.com) — Southern California lawmakers who support legislation to discriminate against gays and lesbians now have one less hotspot to visit in West Hollywood.

David Cooley, the founder of The Abbey Food & Bar located at 692 North Robertson Blvd., has announced the popular gay bar will add any legislator in any state who votes for “bills to allow for discrimination against LGBT people” to a “Deny Entry List.”

They already have a "Deny Entry List"?! What right do they have to deny service to anyone? Where is the outrage? Where is Eric Holder?

In a statement, Cooley said The Abbey will also display headshots of each state representative who support bills on the security list, including Kansas House Bill 2453, Arizona Senate Bill 1062, Idaho House Bill 426, Ohio House Bill 82 and other similar proposals.

“I want to send a message to all those people out there who conflate Christian values with discrimination: we don’t want your kind here,” Cooley said. “I’ve learned that I can’t stop crazy, ignorant or stupid, but I can stop it from coming through my doors.”

Again, shouldn’t Mr. Cooley be arrested on the spot? If what he is doing isn’t illegal, then what is the problem with what they want to do in Arizona?

The move isn’t the first time The Abbey has waded into state politics: when gay marriage was still illegal in California in May 2012, the bar announced a ban on all bachelorette parties, which it called an “offensive heterosexual tradition” that flaunts marriage inequality.

So they have been practicing blatant discrimination for years.

The Abbey, which features a rainbow-colored cross as its logo and touts itself as the “Best Gay Bar In The World,” also called on other local restaurants, hotels, and other retailers “that appreciate their LGBT customers” to enact similar bans.

Of course, the left is never shamed by their blatant hypocrisy. When you have no principles, there can be no hypocrisy.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Gay Bar Refuses Service To Anti-Gay Legislators”

  1. Shocking development .. what will Mr. Sulu have to say?

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Hypocrisy, thy name is “progressive” or “liberal”, or “democrat” or……

    Whining, irresponsible mental vagrant.

  3. mr_bill

    There needs to be a heterosexual march on this bar. Lots of straight people should parade down the street, publicly engaging in heterosexual sex acts so the homos are forced to watch while straight people flaunt their straightness and rub it in the faces of the non-tolerant, heterophobic, bigoted homos. Any expression of distaste from the homos will be met with jeers of “heterophobe” and accusations of non-tolerance.

  4. Astravogel

    “No dogs or soldiers”
    “Irish not needed”
    “Mr. Moto stay out!”
    and other such indicators of the time.

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  6. canary

    The Abbey Gay Bar sure enjoys free advertizing and excrement from NBC. I’m guessing the health department inspectors depend on volunteers to even enter such a filthy vile restaurant.

  7. BillK

    If it were liberals, they’d go just to be refused service, accompanied by a lawyer.

    Of course, conservatives will do nothing.

    Then again, conservatives usually have better things to do than go to The Abbey in the first place.


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