Garden Guy Goads Gays–and Profits

Last week I reported on the Houston landscaping company that refused to do business with gay clients (Some of God’s Children). The New York Times reported on Saturday that The Garden Guy has picked up about $40,000 in new business and lost about $500 in existing business since the story broke of its anti-gay email. The story also confirmed my speculation that Garden Guy’s sexual-orientation discrimination does not violate Texas law.

Ralph Blumenthal, Landscapers Cause Furor by Shunning Gay Clients, The New York Times, 11-Nov-06

3 thoughts on “Garden Guy Goads Gays–and Profits”

  1. I guess there really is no such thing as bad publicity after all, on a strictly personal level of course. Although I suppose Garden Guy has a right to refuse business / choose his clients as a private business owner, his actions surely are an embarassment to many Christians. There are many ways to express personal beliefs and its unfortunate the Farbers’ expression takes an ugly form.

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