20 October 2006

Houston business to NOT patronize...

...Garden Guys, Inc.

The owners of this fine landscaping establishment sent the following email to two potential clients earlier this week:

From: Garden Guy Inc
Date: October 18, 2006 9:08:36 AM CDT
To: ----------------
Subject: Cancel Appt -Garden Guy

Dear Mr. ----------------,

I am appreciative of your time on the phone today and glad you contacted us. I need to tell you that we cannot meet with you because we choose not to work for homosexuals.

Best of luck in finding someone else to fill your landscaping needs.

All my best,


[email signature redacted]

Since the blog firestorm this email started, it has become apparent that Garden Guys are not members of the professional organization they claim to belong to, and they use clip art on their website. Click here for an update.

Such discrimination is legal in Texas, but Houstonians have a moral obligation to boycott bigots. So, if you're in the market for landscaping, don't hire these folks.


At Friday, October 20, 2006 10:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For once, I am speechless. Idiots.

At Sunday, October 29, 2006 3:29:00 PM, Blogger Grant in Houston said...

This story about the local "Christian" homophobes got national attention. I get tired of going on blogs like AlterNet, AmericaBlog, and having to defend Texas because the Bush Klan came here as carpetbaggers...now this!

So many think we are a cultural desert with bleached cattle skulls scattered under the mesquites, and Bible-thumpers riding around in pickups with gun racks. After I educate them about the many progressives who hail from Texas, then such stories as this crop up.

At Saturday, January 06, 2007 12:26:00 PM, Blogger Breena Ronan said...

That's horrible. Such a weird thing too, what do they think, that because gay people can't get anyone to help them in their gardens they'll give up being gay????


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