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Behaving Badly in Tennessee

Civility, tolerance, and respect for others appears to be a lost cause among at least some residents of the state of Tennessee, as the online publication Roll Call reports.

His parents must be proud

A Tennessee hardware store owner is celebrating the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of a bakery that refused to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding by placing a “No Gays Allowed” sign in front of his store. 

Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies in Grainger County, initially posted the sign in 2015 after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage but later removed it following intense backlash. 

But in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling, Amyx apparently decided “Backlash be damned!”

The sign returned this week, however, after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, according to WBIR 10.

Amyx told the local NBC affiliate that the ruling came as a shock to him, calling the decision a victory for Christianity.

 “Christianity is under attack,” Amyx said. “This is a great win, don’t get me wrong, but this is not the end, this is just the beginning. Right now, we’re seeing a ray of sunshine. This is ‘happy days’ for Christians all over America, but dark days will come.” 

The only “dark days” coming will be if people decide Amyx’s shenanigans are perfectly fine with them and continue to patronize his store.