First it was a pizza shop, next it was a cake shop, now a barber shop is in the queer crosshairs because they wouldn’t cut a genderqueer’s hairs!!! Try saying that three times fast.
Anyway, watch below:
Here’s what happened, from the Christian News:
Earlier this month, [Kendall Oliver] visited “The Barbershop” in Rancho Cucamonga to obtain a haircut and observed a woman asking for a trim. The woman was turned away as The Barbershop said that they only cut men’s hair.
But Oliver thought that it might not be an issue for her since she doesn’t identify as a woman and has short hair like a man. The Barbershop declined her as well.
“He said, ‘We only do men’s haircuts,’” Oliver recalled to the Washington Post.
She left, but then called the shop to try again a second time.
“I called back to try to talk to him and explain that I identify more male than female,” Oliver explained. “He said, ‘It doesn’t matter, ma’am. We don’t cut any type of women’s hair.’”
Owner Richard Hernandez told television station KNBC that he has “religious convictions that prevent [him] from cutting women’s hair” and that the issue has nothing to do with discriminating against transgenders as he doesn’t believe in haircuts for women at all.
“[1 Corinthians 11 says] it’s a shame for a man to have long hair, but if a woman has long hair, it’s her glory,” he said. “I don’t want to be one who is taking away from [a woman’s] glory.”
“We’re definitely not targeting the LGBT movement,” Hernandez also told The Guardian. “We simply don’t cut women’s hair. It’s a traditional men’s barbershop.”
Oliver posted about the incident online, causing a variety of reactions.
“Rip his [private parts] off in court, the transphobic piece of trash,” one follower wrote.
[Because that won’t support the notion that LGBT people are mentally disturbed, right?]
“While I do believe it’s right to refuse service to anyone, I do think his reasoning wasn’t very sound,” another said. “Anyway, there are plenty of barbershops out there willing to give you a haircut.”
Now, Lambda Legal is considering taking action in court against Hernandez for turning down Oliver.
Now you’ve done it, gender-queer-o-phobes!! You’re ruining America!!
Can I also point out that the religious guy is named Richard Hernandez?! This genderqueer is committing a lawfare hate crime!! Racist!!