A sign outside a Buckinghamshire coffee shop – the Bar Bar Black Sheep in Wolverton – so angered a Christian that he (or she) typed out a note to the owners, demanding its removal,
According to this report, an anonymous bigot threatened a boycott of the establishment over its “promotion of homosexuality”, saying it could have a “negative influence” on children.
The letter quoted Bible verses, and stated:
I ask you kindly to refrain from promoting homosexuality further in the public domain. Isimply can not agree with your blatant promotion of what is immoral and against God.
Children could walk past that sign and you could have a negative influence on decisions they choose to make in life.
I also think you’ll find your coffee shop will become much more popular with the majority of residents in Wolverton, who are also members of local Christian churches.
Please be sensitive to the beliefs of the majority in the future.
The Bar Bar Black Sheep directors have said they will put out a statement on the letter in due course.
But Danny Quinn, co-owner, wrote on Facebook in the Wolverhampton Massive Facebook group:
I was in two minds about posting this, but I thought if the author of this letter is in this group it might be a good opportunity to ask you to come in and discuss this. Apologies I was clearing tables and did not see you come in but found this on the counter. I will buy you a coffee and we can discuss it further. I would also like to point out one of our regulars, Ann (vicar of St George’s) was happily drinking coffee just a few hours before you came. Thanks
49 people were killed and 53 injured on Sunday in the shocking terrorist hate crime attack,which saw a gunman open fire inside The Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn