Gay Coffee Shop Owner Shouts Profanities at Christian Pro-Life Group, Kicks Them Out
What would happen if a Christian coffee shop owner threw out a gay group? You could make a reasonable guess if you called to mind how Two Christian preachers were summoned to Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Tribunal for preaching their faith’s stand on traditional marriage and homosexuality;
How the ABC falsely claimed, “The men most likely to abuse their wives are evangelical Christians who attend church sporadically”;
How SBS banned ad by Christians defending traditional marriage, yet ran one for an Ashley Madison dating service for adulterers;
And how Sydney University’s Student Union threatened to deregister the university’s Evangelical Union unless it stopped insisting members declare their faith in Christ.
A gay coffee shop owner in Seattle kicked a Christian pro-life group out of his coffee shop because he felt offended by their presence.
The Washington Times reports that the group, called Abolish Human Abortion, decided to order drinks at Seattle’s Bedlam Coffee after passing out pro-life pamphlets around the area. The owner angrily asked the group to leave.
“I’m gay. You have to leave,” owner Ben Borgman said in the Facebook video.
“Are you denying us service?” activist Caytie Davis asked.
“I am. Yeah,” Borgman replied.
The group had been handing out pamphlets about the Bible, sin, and abortion to Seattle residents and one of the baristas let Borgman know what he was doing, according to the Blaze.
Borgman did not take the news well, and further confronted the group.
“This is offensive to me. I own the place. I have the right to be offended,” he said.
The group tried to explain to him that they did not leave any pamphlets in his cafe, but Borgman continued to berate the group.
“There’s nothing you can say. This is you and I don’t want these people in this place,” he said.
Borgman then asked activist Jonathan Sutherland whether he would “tolerate” a sex act between two men.
“Can you tolerate my presence? Really?” the owner asked. “If I go get my boyfriend and f**k him in the a** right here you’re going to tolerate that? Are you going to tolerate it?”
“That would be your choice,” Sutherland replied.
“Answer my f***ing question!” Borgman yelled back. “No, you’re going to sit right here and f***ing watch it! Leave, all of you! Tell all your f**king friends don’t come here!”
As the group prepared to leave, one of the women in the group told Borgman, “Just know that Christ can save you from that lifestyle.”
“Yeah, I like a**,” the owner spat. “I’m not going to be saved by anything. I’d f**k Christ in the a**. Okay? He’s hot.”
Another woman then told him that she would pray for him.