A restaurant in Enid has been open for more than four decades and carries quite the reputation.
An Oklahoma restaurant owner, Gary James, said, “I’ve been in business 44 years, I think I can spot a freak or a f*ggot.”
James added, “I don’t deal with these people walking down the street with no jobs on welfare.”
The owner of Gary’s Chicaros said, “If I reached over there and slapped the s*** out of you, you should be offended. But to call someone a ‘chink’ or someone call me a bigot, that doesn’t bother me.”
Now, a wave of comments on Facebook claim the owner refuses to serve African-Americans, Hispanics and people with disabilities, like Matt Gard.
Gard said, “He doesn’t like certain people of race, color, ethnicity.”
Gard said, “Now, he tried to find a weak excuse not to let me in with my wheelchair or the weak excuse of having loud people with me.”
After getting turned away for a steak dinner, Gard said it’s about his disability.
The owner denied the accusation; “He created an issue. You only have one time here. You create an issue, you’re out forever.”
The business’ shirt features derogatory slogans against homosexuals, it has the N-word on the front and threatens violence against Muslims, minorities and democrats.
However, the owner said he is proud to wear that shirt; “I really don’t want gays around. Any man that would compromise his own body would compromise anything.”
The Office of Civil Rights Enforcement is a division of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office which investigates cases of discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodation based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability and age.
If you feel that you are the victim of civil rights discrimination, you are asked to contact the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office.