Adam Newbold, owner of C4 Coffee in Lisbon, Ohio and a retired Navy Seal, would like only certainly customers in his store.
In an interview with local news station WKBN, Newbold outlined who is not welcome:
- “If you voted for Joe Biden, don’t buy our coffee, it’s not for you. If you believe there was nothing wrong with this election… don’t buy our coffee. It’s not for you.”
- “If you feel that America is on the right track and there’s nothing wrong with gender neutral, don’t know which bathroom to use, use whichever bathroom you feel like during the day… don’t buy our coffee cause it’s not for you.”
- He also asked anyone that feels it’s ok to kneel to the American flag as a form of protest not to shop with him.
Lisbon, Ohio is the county seat of Columbiana County on the eastern edge of Ohio.
In the video, Newbold admits his attendance at the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol.
“I was there, I witnessed the patriotic angry Americans chanting, ‘USA, USA,’” he said.
Ohio is one of 28 states that does not prohibit LGBTQ+ discrimination in the areas of housing, employment, and public accommodations like C4 Coffee. The Equality Act was introduced earlier this month in the Ohio legislature to write those protections into state law.