Southern Style Granite, Good Old Southern-Style Bigotry

I’ve got a Facebook friend, a fellow EMT, named Robert J. Wilson.

Robert’s gay, and proud of it. He’s also been in a committed relationship with his partner for at least ten years. I’m cool with that. We spar occasionally on his blog because Robert’s a  godless, atheistic, liberal Democrat type, and I’m a red-blooded, God-fearin’, gun-totin, libertarian, hunnert-percent Murkin type. Naturally, our views are going to differ on many things.

But hey, if political leanings were big enough to stand in the way of friendship, TOTWTYTR and I would never share Mule Breath’s wonderful company, much less his world-class chili and barbecue.

Anyhoo, Robert brings to our attention one Baton Rouge area business, Southern Style Granite. They have a really nasty attitude toward gays, to the point of refusing to do business with them.

And that’s fine, really. If they’re afraid of the gay cooties, that’s their business. The libertarian in me tells me that, as a private business, they have the right to refuse service to anyone.

But they don’t have the right to be immune from the consequences of their intolerance and bigotry.

Um, do they not realize how many interior designers are gay? Jeez, talk about not knowing your clientele!

So do me a favor, and link this post in your own blogs, or link Robert’s post, and let’s Google bomb these backwards-assed yahoos into the 21st century. You did it for me with those mouth-breathers at Cycles and More, and now I’m asking you to do the same with Southern Style Granite. This post or Robert’s needs to be the #1 Google result by the end of the week.

And if you’re of a mind, go to one of the online review sites and spread the word about their business practices.

Thanks for your help.

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