YUMA, Ariz. – The son of of the owner of Ronnie’s Pizza in Yuma took to Facebook on Friday when SCOTUS announced bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional.
In the post, Ronnie Rubino Jr. wrote, “Anyone on my feed, if you are a pro homosexual, delete yourself now. You make me sick!”
Other portions of his rant are too obscene to repeat. Now, it has since gone viral, and many people are saying they will never step foot in Ronnie’s again.
However, on Saturday, the parking lot at the pizza spot was full and customers were streaming in and out, including a local gay couple who said they support the business.
“They’ve never treated us bad. I’ve been to places where you get that vibe that people don’t want you there. Not here. Never,” Angelina Sepulveda explained.
Sepulveda said Rubino Jr.’s comment should not reflect negatively upon his father’s restaurant.
“People are angry right now, and they’re saying things that they wouldn’t have said before,” she said.
According to Ronnie Rubino Sr, his son is a store manager.
In a statement, the owner said, “Ronnie’s Pizza does not discriminate in any way against anyone, no matter who. The individual posting the statement has been reprimanded and offers his apology for his use of inappropriate language.”
Rubino Sr. said he believes everyone is entitled to their own opinion and pointed out his son posted the status on a personal account – not the business’s public page.