A rot is eating away at many of the United States’ urban areas. Once thriving centers of culture, food, art, and music, our cities have become infested with a liberal groupthink that has made them dirty, dangerous, and full of beanie-wearing, latte-scoffing hypocrites. You know the type — they flout their fancy degrees, wax on (and on and on) about their (intolerant) political pedigrees, applaud the members of their echo chamber, yet lack even a shred of common sense or self-awareness.
Nowhere is this more true than in Richmond, Virginia. Yes, Glenn Youngkin has taken up residence in the Governor’s Mansion there, but his conservative bona fides seemingly have not brought sanity to RVA. Once the pride of the commonwealth, Richmond is devolving into yet another woke dumpster fire.
A restaurant by the name of Metzger’s Bar and Butchery, located in the town’s Union Hill section, recently took it upon themselves to pass judgment on a pro-family, pro-life group that wished to dine there by refusing to serve them. Not only that, a creepster employee did a digital background check on the group, The Family Foundation of Virginia, resulting in their pre-booked reservation being canceled. The owners called to say they didn’t want the group’s business and that their wait staff wouldn’t serve them if they did show up.
Victoria Cobb, president of the conservative group, wrote about the experience over at The Federalist:
Their official explanation was that our pro-life and pro-traditional-marriage positions violated the “basic human rights” of women and LGBT individuals. What human right is more basic than the right to life? What family structure is more foundational than marriage between a man and a woman, the bedrock of Western civilization for thousands of years? Lest we forget, it wasn’t so long ago that, when running for president, Barack Obama declared that “marriage is between a man and a woman.”