Oklahoma gun store manager Chad Neal decided to take his anti-Muslim zeal public by officially declaring Save Yourself Survival and Tactical Gear a "Muslim free establishment" [sic]. The policy was apparently in response to the July Chattanooga, Tennessee shootings at two military installations by Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez.
From Neal's Facebook page via Buzzfeed:
"Am I an extremist for loving my country, Constitution, my family and their safety, being a Christian who speaks his mind and educates people on the evil of this world? Possibly. Do I give a crap what liberal democrats care think about how I run my life or business? Nope. Educating people who are illiterate on topics related to the future of this country and so called religious moslem cults give me a reason to stay active in waking my fellow Americans up daily. So ya that's another reason I get out of bed every morning."
Unfortunately for Neal, the Oklahoma Anti-Discrimination Act prohibits any establishment that supplies good or services to the general public (like his gun store) from refusing to serve anyone because of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. This isn’t akin to a sign that says “No shoes, no shirt, no service.” Instead, his “Muslim free establishment” sign and refusal to serve Muslims runs afoul of the law.
Neal should also take a hint from his own holy text, which says that "[w]hoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar". As we always say at Americans United, religion is no excuse to harm others.
Perhaps Neal needs to some advice from the name of his own shop and save himself some legal trouble by walking back that anti-Muslim policy.