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Arkansas, USA: Restaurant Turns Away LGBT Center Fundraiser, Compares Group to KKK

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

ArkansasLovely. A restaurant owner in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has turned away a proposed fundraiser for an LGBT community center, explaining that if he opened the door to the gays, he’d have to let the KKK in too. Think Progress reports:

I called them and told them that I — we’re not going to have that at Sisters, we had no plans for that and there were no reservations to hold any kind of fundraiser or anything like that. I told them that I do not support their cause, that if they want to do that that’s their business. I do not care, but I don’t support their lifestyle and their cause. What I told the lady on the on the phone, look I said if the KKK came here and wanted to hold a fundraiser rally and all that, I wouldn’t allow that either. This is a private club and I have the right to refuse service to anyone.

Because they’re basically the same, right?