Reading, a commercial once said, is fundamental. Unless, of course, one happens to be a pro-LGBT leftist looking for a narrative he or she can use to bash Christians. Then facts don’t seem to matter much. A USA Today article making the rounds on social media suggests that Christian-owned stores are posting “No Gays Allowed” signs in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision stating that a religious baker could refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. There’s only one problem with that claim.
The article is dated July 1, 2015.
That didn’t stop leftists from pushing their propaganda, however.
Boy, gays are EVERYWHERE! Probably even on staff at your pathetic hardware store. Not everyone flies a flag…”Tennessee hardware store puts up 'No Gays Allowed' sign” https://t.co/KkLTCYFp1N via @usatoday
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) June 7, 2018
Yes, that’s the same Charles Blow who writes for the New York Times.
Others jumped on the bandwagon without checking out the article or apparently even caring that the USA Today post is three years old.
Homophobic No Gays Allowed sign put up by homophobic Tennessse store to show devotion to noted non-homophobe Jesus.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 7, 2018
Religious freedom, my ass. This is about discrimination, pure and simple.
— Adrian Hickman (@adimike55) June 7, 2018
— Serene Jones (@SereneJones) June 7, 2018
Tennessee hardware store owner puts up 'No Gays Allowed' sign and claims, "I'm going to take more persecution than them because I'm standing for what I believe in." https://t.co/RUtLXuwfUE
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) June 7, 2018
Fortunately there were some who saw the original date of the post:
This, while still wrong and repugnant, is from 2015 and not because of the Masterpiece ruling.
— Kylo Greg (@KyloGreg) June 7, 2018
This is from 2015, just fyi.
— Andrea González-Ramírez (@andreagonram) June 7, 2018
Writing at the Daily Wire, Ben Shapiro observed that the original piece is dated 2015 and added:
It has nothing to do with the recent Supreme Court decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop. But this is how the media Left create horrifyingly false narratives; this is how they promote the idea that religious people the country over will simply stop serving gay people now that the Supreme Court has protected religious freedom.
No doubt the lie has already made it around the world several times as the truth is just beginning to tie its shoelaces.
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