Baptist buffoon's 'no gays' sign reposted at his hardware store

Baptist buffoon's 'no gays' sign reposted at his hardware store June 9, 2018

When Jeff Amyx, above, learned that the US Supreme Court had ruled in favour of Christian baker Jack Phillips, who refused to provide a wedding cake to a gay couple, he immediately took the ruling as a green light to repost a ‘No gays allowed’ sign in his store window.
Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, about an hour outside of Knoxville, Tennessee, first made the world aware of the fact that he was a complete tool when he posted the sign around three years ago. This was after a Supreme Court ruling legalised same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015. Amyx said at the time that gay and lesbian couples were against his religion.
Amyx, who is also a Baptist minister, later removed the sign following backlash and replaced it with one saying:

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech & freedom of religion.

But in celebration of the Phillips’ ruling – which he incorrectly perceives as a licence for ALL Christian business owners to flag up their bigotry – he has put the sign back on display.
Said Amyx:

I was shocked. I was really shocked because of the track record of our Supreme Court.

He added:

Christianity is under attack. This is a great win, don’t get me wrong, but this is not the end, this is just the beginning. Right now we’re seeing a ray of sunshine. This is ‘happy days’ for Christians all over America, but dark days will come.

However, legal experts say the case doesn’t mean businesses nationwide can refuse service to gay and lesbian people based on religious beliefs, as the ruling only specifically applied to the baker’s case. The court held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed hostility toward the baker based on his religious beliefs, but did not answer broader constitutional questions on religious liberty.

Not being the sharpest tool in the box, it’s not surprising that Amyx has misinterpreted the SCOTUS ruling; why, he’s so damned stupid he can’t even get his own store’s name right on the Facebook page of Amyx Hardware and roofing supplys.
If you go to this plonker’s entry in Yelp – which gives the enterprise a whopping great one-star rating – you’ll see this notice:

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  • barriejohn

    Isn’t this exactly what we predicted? He hasn’t grasped the judgment at all, but there are going to be millions more following in his footsteps – Franklin Graham for one. And as for that Facebook page: words fail me!
    The comments appended to that article show just where many Christians stand on this. Example:
    Freedom of speech and tolerance should work both ways; however, with some of these people involved in unnatural perversions it doesn’t work that way – they want total domination.
    (Posted by a genius with the initials BH!)

  • Barty

    “Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies …”
    “Amyx, who is also a Baptist minister …”
    Amyx must be a crap minister if he has to run a store to make ends meet. Some of his ilk can afford to buy and fly private jets. He looks as if he drives around in a old beaten up pick up. No wonder he is bitter and twisted.

  • andym

    Even he seems to know it;”dark days will come.” Every piece of triumphalism from the hard-of-thinking minority* take the uncommitted closer to realising there’s no such thing as neutrality in politics, and apathy is neither cool nor clever.If you want to keep your freedoms and lifestyle-vote for them.
    It’s still a cause for concern . The longer it goes on , the more people suffer and the longer a reversal will be. But it’s not hopeless.

  • Rob Andrews

    I wonder how he’s going to figure out who is and isn’t gay. It’s not the same thing as the cake store. I guess if maybe someone swishes too much. Or a woman has her hair to short.
    But I’m sure he’ll figure out some stereotype to use.

  • Noam

    I wonder what he sees when he looks in the mirror? Could it be a cowardly closetted repressed sexually repressed homosexual?

  • L.Long

    He has completely grasped the meaning of the SCOTUS judgement!! It’s just that the laws are not yet able to be changed to allow full bigotry. The scotus bigots don’t yet have the ability to change the rules so that the xtian taliban can be freely cutting of gay heads. But they are trying to get there! Just get enough secularists to stay away from voting and things will get worse.

  • Laura Roberts

    He’s just begging for a Pride parade right in front of his shop.

  • Stephen Harvie

    Barty says:
    Sat 9 Jun 2018 at 2:26 pm
    “Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies …”
    “Amyx, who is also a Baptist minister …”
    One would think he could ill spare the time spent inbreeding to run a shop, nevermind minister to the gullible…

  • Greg Miller

    When people like this announce that they discriminate based on cherry-picked Christian proscriptions it simply puts the spotlight on their parochial nastiness and silly hypocrisy. It also makes it easy to pass them by in favor of places that are welcoming and supportive.
    As someone in “Queer as Folk” said, “I’d rather be despised to my face that despised behind my back”

  • Club Secretary

    The good ol USA, the land of thick steaks and even thicker people.