A rainbow sticker on the door of a pizzeria in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has sparked an uproar which only goes to show the attention something can get when one wingnut makes a lot of noise.
The sticker was placed on the restaurant’s door after an apparent homophobic incident there involving one of its gay patrons. Andrew Shirvell, a Catholic patron, made a complaint and issued a boycott request to his Parish asking them to stop frequenting the establishment: “I find the rainbow flag offensive because it is a symbol of the homosexual movement that, in my opinion, indicates a validation of the homosexual lifestyle, as opposed to a sign that indicates ‘openness’ to customers who are of the homosexual orientation.”
Those who find a rainbow sticker alarming enough to cause this much of a fuss obviously have other issues to deal with— among them perhaps their own latent homosexuality. The operations director of Shirvell’s Parish even thinks he’s cracked, adding that, “of the people he had spoken to about Shirvell’s statements, he could not find many who agreed with him.”
Gay Sticker Sparks Controversy at Pizzeria [michigan daily]