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EnderWiggin February 10th, 2014 4:58pm

An Enid, OK restauranteur refusing to serve homosexuals, has been punked by internet users in a novel way; creating a massive number of reviews describing his bar as 'the best gay bar in Enid."

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missmorganmarie ...
02/11/14 7:58 pm

it makes me really sad that there are people like him alive in this world :-/

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 8:54 pm

And maybe only one of his kids will continue the tradition. Hopefully the others will see him for what he is. Thanks for stopping by.

musiman28 Cotton country
02/11/14 7:45 pm

While I think the owner has the right to refuse whomever he wants to, the opposition has the right to troll his establishment as long as they aren't breaking any laws. I find this pretty funny myself.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 9:03 pm

Yep. Freedom goes both ways. Thanks for chiming in!

profligatesoul
02/11/14 4:29 pm

Not just gays but apparently even minorities and the disabled aren't welcome there. As the owner he can exclude whomever he wants. I hope he runs himself out of business though

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 7:14 pm

Thanks for stopping by. I din't know what bothers me more. His beliefs, or his willingness to extend those to his establishment. I'd hoped we were done with this. But apparently we have to have many more funerals before it's over.

armadillo
02/11/14 12:59 pm

So perfect

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 3:57 pm

The links below from Yelp keep getting filled and "censored". Have you read them? Some of the early ones were gut busting.

MadCow True GOP
02/11/14 8:54 am

Waiter, I'd like some cream in my coffee.

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StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/11/14 1:03 am

The man sure acts like a closeted homosexual himself, I'm sure deep down he's happy about all the attention.

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Wes28 CBus
02/10/14 9:42 pm

THIS SHOULD BE A PRIME EXAMPLE OF WHY FREE MARKET IS BETTER THAN GOVERNMENT REGULATION! A business owner is discriminating? Fine...his business will pay the price, and the joke will be on him. No need for the government to try and be a hero.

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sarahbc13 The Beach
02/11/14 4:56 am

Like it or not we need government regulation.

armadillo
02/11/14 1:04 pm

And the countless cases of pollution and toxic waste incidents(like Silver Lake in my town and the river) are incidents that show that ONE industrial company(GE) can literally poison an entire area.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 10:08 pm

Just taking a stab at it, but armadillo likes to be able to drink water and breathe air. Without gvt regs (EPA &ct) it makes it difficult to be confident in doing so. Locally, 3M is our polluter. Atrizine is in so many of our 10K lakes, giving us

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 10:09 pm

5 legged frogs. Have you noticed Stainmaster is no longer available? Thank the EPA.

armadillo
02/12/14 9:10 am

Actually the frog that came out of Silver Lake had 3 legs. This is just some fucking lake in my town polluted to shit. Ender hit the nail on the head i like to be able to drink the water and breathe the air. Theyre "cleaning" the lake, putting a

armadillo
02/12/14 9:11 am

Walkway and benches around it. Will you be fine walking by? Sure of course, but would you swim in it? Mehhehehehemenemenehe i dunno

Wes28 CBus
02/19/14 9:58 am

Ok I didn't mean stop ALL government regulation. I definitely approve of protecting the environment from corporations...I just meant regulating who businesses choose to serve

frodosynthesis South of Incoherent
02/10/14 8:59 pm

Hm, that sure sounds familiar... *points at Civil Rights sit-ins*

Completely deserved in my opinion

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/12/14 9:46 am

Very nice parallel. Thank you. I don't know if any other review site is being utilized. I hope they are.

rons WOKE is sick
02/10/14 7:00 pm

Maybe they mean happy!

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 8:57 pm

Hey! That makes for an excellent tagline: The Chicaro Club - Come to the Dour Diner. Smiles need not apply.

Nik
02/10/14 6:31 pm

I have to wonder how he can tell who is gay... My friends and family stopped wearing the neon "I'm gay" sign a long time ago. I bet he thought Rock Hudson was straight.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 8:35 pm

Hudson was a real man's man.

Calzone Bronx
02/10/14 5:17 pm

Better idea, respect the guys opinion.

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HotelCompany sight picture
02/10/14 5:49 pm

I bet his business is up.

TheLastAmerican fairfax
02/11/14 9:24 am

Religious opinions need to be crushed because they are nonsense.

HotelCompany sight picture
02/11/14 9:45 am

No. We need more Muslims in this country so that we can crush open gayness.

TheLastAmerican fairfax
02/11/14 10:26 am

If Muslims think their shitty technology can beat a western scientist then they have another thing coming.

HotelCompany sight picture
02/11/14 10:32 am

Gee. You're a religious and a racist. Does their brown skin offend you?

vfabrizio613 Probably in my basement
02/10/14 4:17 pm

Reviewers can say what they want (although they shouldn't lie), but they're doing it in the most immature way possible.
But I guess it could be worse...

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susanr Colorado
02/10/14 4:01 pm

It sounds funny & it might seem like a good way to deal with a jerk, but tricks like that can bacfire. I hope it doesn't have any ill effects .

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kermie gaytopia
02/10/14 6:40 pm

Yeah... Unfortunately I can imagine a scenario where this goes sideways.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 9:08 am

Yep kermie. Just like an infection. You'd thing we've progressed, and residual infection pops up.

Oh well. We as a nation progress; one funeral at a time.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 9:11 am

Actually, the stats are kind of disappointing. The level of education is negatively sloped for calling this fair

MisterE Conservistan
02/10/14 3:39 pm

It's funny and I see why you would do that, but it seems kind of unethical to me.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
02/10/14 3:38 pm

They'll be disappointed when they try to place an order.

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Wackacrat Harford County
02/10/14 3:36 pm

Fair. Although they are lying and only making it harder on the gay community by deceiving them and directing them to a known place that will except them.

joe1111111
02/10/14 3:11 pm

Wow, I can't believe so many people cannot read. The question was "Is it fair or foul?". It's obviously NOT "fair", whether you agree with him or not. It's spiteful and only going to cause trouble. If you seek peace, make peace.

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usernamehere Raise a little hell
02/10/14 3:31 pm

He has the freedom to be a dumbass, and the Internet has the freedom to respond.

kjs Minnesota
02/10/14 2:01 pm

It's his bar but he better be prepared for the backlash that will go on and on and on.

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jmw7477 Indiana
02/10/14 1:49 pm

If you want to refuse service to someone, that's on you. But be prepared for what happens.

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usernamehere Raise a little hell
02/10/14 1:29 pm

OMGOMGOMGOMFG read the reviews on Yelp, they're pure gold.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:33 pm

I wish there was a side stat to give rating to the ratings.

DavesNotHere where am I
02/10/14 1:46 pm

People, I implore you read the Yelp reviews that user just mentioned. They're classic!! Holy sheeet!!

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:53 pm

And feel free to add to them.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:54 pm

m.yelp.com/biz/chicaro-club-enid
For those who don't want to scroll down for it.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 4:23 pm

I FINALLY noticed the photos (theoretically) from the establishment. The one of the owner photoshopped into the Vegas showgirl... LMAO!

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 6:08 pm

They have removed many of the not so flattering reviews. They can be found here:
m.yelp.com/not_recommended_reviews/chicaro-club-enid

KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
02/10/14 1:27 pm

That's absolutely hysterical!

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
02/10/14 1:06 pm

One of the neatest things I read about while living near DC was the impromptu gay bar events. Social media would be used to pick and promote a bar, and hundreds would descend like locusts. Whether liked or not, it became a gaybar for the night!

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:25 pm

I guess the interwebtubes can be a thing for creating community, whether they like it or not.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/10/14 12:47 pm

Whenever I hear about homophobia I can't help but think of this article in Psychology Today:

m.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-questions/201106/homophobic-men-most-aroused-gay-male-porn

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:27 pm

Smacks of my redneck racist older brother. He beat be up because I'm an artf*g. 5 ER visits.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:32 pm

Made me stronger and find those that love me more.

Like here...

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/10/14 1:36 pm

I've had the opposite experience...being transgendered, I've had a great deal of love and support in person, but some creepy SoH people with their own homophobic issues often times try to be disparaging because of it. I think it's because hiding

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/10/14 1:36 pm

behind the anonymity of SoH makes it easier to be an ass. It's not very impressive, but maybe I'm biased lol

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
02/10/14 6:02 pm

Hey, woah, wait ... What?!?! EnderWiggin is _supposed_ to beat up his opponents hard enough to win not just this fight but every fight after this one.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 7:21 pm

Let me put it this way... Remember Peter? That was my brother. Killing squirrels (not cats, thank god). Literally. My brother was Peter.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 11:13 pm

Stiletto, sorry to not have responded sooner. Had to run a sad errand and just finally settled now.
Thank you for sharing. Had no clue. Doesn't change my view as a smart, witty, lovely user. That's why you get the hate. Ugly souls give ugly words.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 11:30 pm

Mom's standard poodle. Not the "final trip" but a warning that it is coming. She needed the shoulder to cry on so the wee one and I helped her with the vet visit.

StilettoMiss SF med law, meme queen
02/10/14 11:32 pm

I'm so sorry =\ it's incredibly difficult and I'm grateful you can be their comfort and strength through such a hard time

Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/10/14 12:44 pm

I love the effort, but feel it does a disservice to anyone who relies on Yelp to make their plans for the evening (not that anyone would). I've been to Enid many times. It makes a trip to Kansas feel like time travel into the future.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:28 pm

As always, a succinct post Zod.

But really? That backwards? 50K people?

The "Remember, half of the people are dumber than an average person"... They gotta be living somewhere.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
02/10/14 12:10 pm

I must be Okie's restaurant. :0P

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 12:37 pm

That is just too. Damn. Funny.

fredd TrumpLand
02/10/14 12:10 pm

Love it!

The Mirror newspaper is trash btw. It's only redeeming quality is that it doesn't pretend to be anything else. Unlike the Daily Mail for instance.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 12:37 pm

Thank you for the knowledge fredd. Tough to tell from here, and I appreciate the perspective.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
02/10/14 11:27 am

I'll bet he loves gay $$$.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 11:29 am

Double income, no kids usually have a lot of cash.

swervin Maryland
02/10/14 11:24 am

Where as I would never discriminate against anyone, some places have signs posted that say they can refuse service to anyone. That usually is in reference to a drunk or high person who is causing a nuisance, but it could apply to this as well.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 11:28 am

I agree, but still don't know how enforceable his wish is. My "Gaydar" is pretty good, but unsure how good Gary's is.

swervin Maryland
02/10/14 12:28 pm

He can just refuse anyone he even suspects of being gay. It's his prerogative. It's not right but he could do it.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 12:35 pm

I understand that. I'm just wondering how accurate he'll be. I guess he's just not interested in refusing the business of those who seem "questionable". It's not a tiny town - 50K residents. I guess he'll do just fine in the end.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:29 pm

And apparently, it's not just gays. Minorities too from the little I've read.

swervin Maryland
02/10/14 1:35 pm

If he starts to hurt his business, I'm sure he will change his tune. The almighty dollar is more powerful than most small minded hate. At least I would think so.

jimiscott Survivor
02/10/14 10:49 am

Now that's absolutely genius!!!

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Axl752 NY
02/10/14 10:42 am

this is awesome

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Axl752 NY
02/10/14 11:09 am

If you want a laugh check out Gary's Chicaros on yelp, the reviews are hilarious.

Axl752 NY
02/10/14 11:33 am

my bad, didnt see your link.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
02/10/14 10:36 am

I think it's absolutely hilarious. Do they have a swastika special.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 11:00 am

Yes. It's chicken and reich soup.

FemmeAdamWest in the Tardis library
02/10/14 11:41 am

HA! You guys, that was a good one.

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
02/10/14 10:27 am

Brilliant. The business owner is free to express his opinions as he chooses, and members of the public are free to respond as they choose. Public 1, Ignoramus 0.

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dawl adulting
02/10/14 10:25 am

Brilliant!!!!!

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BadUsername
02/10/14 10:10 am

Internet justice. I love it!

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Maynard Londor
02/10/14 10:01 am

Freedom of Speech.

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firefly5 the verse
02/10/14 10:00 am

This is awesome.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 10:01 am

I'm not sure I understand the owner's freedom (or ability) to discriminate in this way, but I do appreciate the first amendment freedom to post these reviews.

Maynard Londor
02/10/14 10:02 am

Haha I think in dying

PurpleAsh Nowhere Land, CO
02/10/14 12:50 pm

Haha these are great. Way to fight back Ina funny and non threatening way. Hooray funny yelpers!

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/10/14 1:22 pm

Thanks for stopping by Purple. Was this shared?

PurpleAsh Nowhere Land, CO
02/10/14 1:26 pm

Nope not shared, but you are HOT! :)