In this is ridiculous news, a lesbian couple, Ariel and Shawnee McPhail, received a letter from the owner of a restaurant condemning their sexuality after dining out in New Bern, North Carolina last month. And to add insult, the owner of said restaurant Ed McGovern, waited until after the couple had eaten their meal at The Stingray Cafe and paid for their bill. So he obviously didn’t have a problem accepting their money but still felt compelled to condemn their lifestyle? Anyway, here’s the letter in it’s entirety:
“God said in the last days that man and wom[a]n would be lover of self, more [than] the lover of God.
That man and woman would have unnatural [affection] for one another. Then, the coming of the Son of Man, who is Jesus. So please, look at your life. See how it hurt[s] everyone around you. And ask the Lord to open your eye[s] before it [is] to[o] late.
The Love of Christ
P.S. my daughter also was gay. It destroy[ed] her life and my grandson.”
Rightfully disturbed by the incident, Shawnee McPhail had this to say in response to the unwarranted insult to her family:
“First of all, we didn’t kiss. We don’t kiss in public. We were holding hands. Secondly, if I did kiss my wife in public, what married couple would you go to and say, ‘how dare you. You cannot hold hands and you cannot kiss in public therefore you deserve my judgement.'”
No word yet on whether the couple plans on taking legal action for harassment but if they do then I would’t blame them. I don’t know if it was the fact that McGovern may or may not have a lesbian daughter or that was made up but his customers don’t really need to know or care what he thinks is appropriate. He’s there provide a service not his messy commentary about God’s law so zip it McGovern. Nobody asked you.
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520 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28562
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