WashingtonExaminer. A transgender coffee shop employee in Lincoln, Nebraska, was fired for telling a customer never to come back because she supported conservatives.
“I went into [Cultiva Espresso & Crepes] for breakfast like I do once a week,” Marilyn Synek, 23, described the incident to the Washington Examiner on Thursday. “An employee approached me, called me by name, and started yelling profanities at me. [The employee] asked me to leave and informed me that if I tried to come back, I would be denied service because of my ‘bigoted’ views.”
Synek remembered being told, “You are f–king bigoted trash, and we do not want you in our restaurant. Over 80% of the people who work here are queer. You are not f–king wanted in our restaurant, so get out and don’t come back!”
Responding in a statement on Facebook, the coffee and crepe shop wrote in part, “The employee was fired almost immediately, and the rest of the day has been spent apologizing to the customer. While we’re proudly liberal personally, and believe in human rights and diversity to the fullest degree, let it be known that we would *never* condone treating a customer this way. We’re running a business, and we try to instill professionalism in our staff, usually successfully.”