04/11/2014 06:25 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gas Station Owner's Anti-Gay Sign Sparks Controversy In Georgia

The owner of a Georgia gas station and convenience store has sparked the ire of community members after posting a sign outside of his business featuring an anti-gay slur.

As WSBTV reports, the sign, displayed at PCA Food Store in LaGrange, Ga., uses an anti-gay slur to describe customers coming in with baggy pants.

“Since that sign went up there, I don’t see no pants down in my store, because they read the sign and they decide what they want to be," PCA Food Store owner Anil Patel told the news station. Customers seemed split on the news, although one of the store's clerks, who identifies as a lesbian, said she wasn't bothered by the sign.

An undeterred Patel has since said he hopes to have bumper stickers made with the slogan.

Last year, a lesbian couple dining at a North Carolina cafe was handed a letter from the restaurant's owner that decried homosexuality as being against God's will.

Similarly, a waiter at a popular Italian eatery in Kansas was shocked to find that customers had left behind an anti-gay message on their bill in lieu of a tip.



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