"We don’t support organizations like you, or yours.’"
A Virginia hardware store is getting some media attention today after one of its workers threw out an Eagle Scout because the organization supports “homos” reports Towleroad.
Nichols Hardware is located in Purcellville, and has been open for 100 years reports the Washington Post.
Reportedly the store clerk yelled at the young man in front of other shoppers.
“I thought it was a joke," said Carly Hamilton who was shopping at the same time. "All of a sudden, the guy behind the counter interrupts the kid, loudly, and says, ‘you need to get out of here. We don’t support organizations like you, or yours.’ The guy goes, ‘I’m not kidding, you need to turn around and get out of here. We do not support your organization. Your organization is not the Boy Scouts anymore.” she told WUSA9.
Hamilton says the father tried to step in, but the clerk continued, “‘Get out,’ he said. ‘Get out.’ I was shocked and appalled,” recalls Hamilton. “He turned to me aggressively and said, ‘We don’t support homos…They allow homos in the Boy Scouts now.'”
She said the boy scout left the store looking defeated and ashamed, "Thank you for your time," he said. Hamilton wants to find him to donate to his project.
The Washington Post contacted the Nichols Hardware store manager who only wanted to be referred to as "Glenn" for comment, he said the reports are all “hearsay” at this point and would talk to the employee on Monday.
“I won’t put up with it,” he said. “If it turns out to be true, he will be terminated.”
The scout and his father remain unidentified, however, a review on Yelp was posted by someone claiming to be the scout’s dad.
“Thrown out!!!” the review reads. “Can’t believe it. I have shopped here since 1985. Went in with my son to get help with his Eagle Scout project. . . . The employee started a rant about the scouts being destroyed, allowing girls and homosexuals to join scouting.”