One of our, ahem, favorite antigay business owners is back, and he’s acting more extreme than ever.
Earlier this summer, Jeff Amyx made headlines when he hung a “No Gays Allowed” sign in the window of his Tennessee hardware store. The sign was in response to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling.
“The Supreme Court did not speak for me when they voted to make this legal,” Amyx told his local news station at the time, “and I can’t accept it!”
As a result, Amyx was met with a storm of backlash, resulting in U-Haul dropping him as a customer.
Now, after keeping a low profile for a while, he’s back to his old tricks. Over the past few weeks, he’s been unleashing one antigay comment after another on his company’s official Facebook page.
It all started with this photo uploaded as the cover image on August 3:
That was followed by a string of homophobic comments and a few book-length rants. There are far too many to share here, so we’ve grabbed screenshots of just a few of our favorites:
Even Amyx’s wife, Jennifer, joined in on the action when she posted the following comment (then “pinned” it so it appears at the very top of the company’s page):
Cue another round of well-deserved backlash in 3… 2… 1…