Garage sale nightmare: Woman refuses to sell to homosexuals, Muslims and immigrants
Shoppers looking on craigslist for some bargains got quite a shock from one potential couch-seller.
A woman in Leesburg, Va., is receiving national attention after she responded to queries about an ad on craigslist about her garage sale with a racist and homophobic email.
The email, sent to Gawker.com by a man who just needed some furniture, welcomes everyone to the sale – except “LGBT people, illegal immigrants, and muslims.”
After all, she writes, she’s looking to avoid “drama, terrorism, or illegal transactions with non-US citizens/illegal immigrants/people taking jobs away from people who belong and are legal in this country is desired. Thanks.”
When the Gawker tipster, who is gay, emailed the woman back asking why she was discriminating against potential shoppers she replied, “i have gay friends, but i don’t need that kind of unknown drama element around me as i know how it can be at times. no thanks. just like i don’t want someone drunk or on drugs at the sale. homosexuality is a sin and i won’t stack up your sin against mine, but i can choose the type of people to whom my belongings will end up with … and what I’m supporting with that action.”
In the ad, the woman included links to her Facebook album featuring the furniture that was for sale. The pictures are now littered with comments mocking her emails.
“Purple seems to be a recurring color. Which, interestingly enough is like the unofficial color to raise awareness for teenagers who have committed suicide after being tormented, teased, harassed, etc for being gay,” one commenter wrote on a picture of a bathroom storage cabinet surrounded by a purple wall.
And on a picture of her stainless steel sink, another commenter quipped “Meth lab, here I come!”
The ad has since been removed from craigslist.