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Gas station signs with gay slur causing controversy

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A sign with a gay slur on it is upsetting some customers at a LaGrange convenience store.

The owner said he put it up because he was sick of customers coming in with saggy pants. The sign calls customers a gay slur if they choose to wear saggy pants.

“I came up with that sign, nobody else did,” said Anil Patel, who owns PCA Food Store on Hogansville Road. “Since that sign went up there, I don’t see no pants down in my store, because they read the sign and they decide what they want to be.”

“I couldn’t believe they put something like that up,” said customer Joshua Southern, who said he plans to no longer shop at the store.

“It doesn’t bother me, not a bit. I have a girlfriend and I am gay,” said Kerrie Williams, a clerk at the store

Other customers also supported the owner.

“Ain’t nobody want to see all that. I don’t want to see no grown man with they pants down,” a customer told Channel 2’s Rachel Stockman.

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