NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Community News Network

November 8, 2013

Walmart employee fired after asking gay man to leave store

CHICKASHA, Okla. — A Walmart employee who allegedly asked a gay man to leave the store in this Oklahoma town Wednesday has been fired, according to a company spokesperson.

"He is no longer with the company," Walmart corporate spokeswoman Kayla Whaling said. "After investigating the situation, we determined his behavior was inappropriate and unacceptable for Walmart."

Jonathan Pacheco said he and his boyfriend were shopping in the Chickasha Walmart when an unnamed employee asked Pacheco about his sexual preferences, commenting that "it is Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

"He told me that I wasn't allowed in his store," Pacheco said.

Pacheco spoke with two store managers, but said nothing was done about the situation. He decided to leave.

"I just walked away," said Pacheco. "I wasn't looking for any kind of fight and we weren't acting inappropriately. I just wanted to buy some cookies."

Walmart is looking into issuing an apology, according to Whaling, but Pacheco said Thursday he has yet to receive one.

Details for this story were reported by The Chickasha (Okla.) Express-Star.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Community News Network

Offbeat
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now!
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans