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A Portland cab company is happy one of their drivers was spotted yelling anti-gay slurs

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A Portland cab company is happy one of their drivers was spotted yelling anti-gay slurs

A Portland taxi cab driver was spotted pulling out a bullhorn and yelling anti-gay slurs at locals outside Scandals Bar in Portland last week. 

  

He came out of the cab wearing a 'God loves you' shirt and I thought, this should be interesting. He went to his trunk and pulled out a bull horn,
Ty Raia- Witness

Ty Raia said a man driving a Portland taxi pulled up to the bar and told Raia and his friends they were all going to hell because they were gay and that he could help them get out of the "difficult lifestyle."

If the gays don't want to use our company, that's better for us.
Portland Taxi

Portland Taxi Cab Company claims that the driver was exercising his First Amendment rights and there would be no disciplinary action.

They ended the call by telling our reporter: "If the gays don't want to use our company, that's better for us."     

Raia finds it a surprising statement since he believes Portland is a very liberal city and the company depends on Portland residents for business.

Some are planning a boycott of the company via social media.  

A KATU News employee also had a negative experience with this cab driver last March. After giving this employee a ride home from the airport, he refused payment and said he should be in jail because he was gay.

  

Do you agree with Portland Taxi's statement?

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