UPDATE: In case it was unclear from the original story, the store owner has put the sign back up this week. That was an error for which we apologize. As noted this story already broke three years ago, and nothing has changed substantively to make this national news. The guy was a nut then, and he's a nut now. He is not indicative of a broad swath of Christians who are suddenly barring gay people from their establishments.
ORIGINAL STORY: On Thursday, USA Today reported that a business in Grainger County, Tennessee put up a sign reading “NO GAYS ALLOWED” after a Supreme Court decision stating that a religious baker could refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. “The Lord told me to, he told me to stand…It goes against my religion and what I believe, and I’ll never accept it,” said Jeff Amyx, owner of Amyx Hardware & Roofing Supplies. He later switched out the sign to read, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our freedom of speech and freedom of religion.”
The story quickly went viral, trending on Twitter. A bevy of blue checkmarks decided to amplify the story:
There’s only one problem with this story: it’s from 2015. 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.