Dictionary.com Has a Word for the 'No Gays Allowed' Hardware Store Owner
Possibly one of the most entertaining Twitter accounts to follow is Dictionary.com's, which offers insightful or snarky tweets on news of the day.
For example, on Tuesday Dictionary.com offered this advice:
Queer has been reclaimed by the LGBTQ community, but it's not OK to throw around unless a queer person identifies t… https://t.co/neXjMYxBGx— Dictionary.com (@Dictionary.com)1528240080.0
On Thursday, many on social media were furious after an anti-gay Tennessee hardware store owner inaccurately interpreted the Supreme Court's ruling this week on the Christian baker's wedding cake case.
Jeff Amyx posted a "No Gays Allowed" sign on his door, making clear he was invoking what he thinks are his "rights of freedom of speech & freedom of religion." That warning happens to be posted on another sign on his storefront.
The "No Gays Allowed" sign wasn't hard for Amyx to come up with – he had posted the same thing days after the Supreme Court's 2015 ruling on marriage for same-sex couples.
Dictionary.com was not about to stay silent.
Exercising its own "rights of freedom of speech," so to speak, the company weighed in on the story:
Homophobia is defined as unreasoning fear of or antipathy toward homosexuals and homosexuality. E.g. A "no gays al… https://t.co/SsCgMdL5ln— Dictionary.com (@Dictionary.com)1528378031.0