Straight Louisville man denied entry at Creation Museum; staffer thought he was gay
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A trip to a northern Kentucky museum didn’t go as planned for a Louisville man and his friends.
They said they were denied entry to an event at the Creation Museum because a security guard thought they were gay.
Two of the people involved are claiming discrimination.
This all happened at the Creation Museum in northern Kentucky.
A heterosexual Louisville man said he felt discriminated against after he said a staff member refused him entry into a “date night” event, because it was assumed that he and a friend were a gay couple.
But officials with the Creation Museum say they did nothing wrong.
Jonathan Meador, Brandon Absher and their friend said the trouble began on February 11th at a “date night” event at the Creation Museum, when Absher told a security guard who his “date” was.
“We said: ‘his name is Joe and he’s coming in a hybrid car and he’ll be here soon,’” Absher recalled.
Meador says there was a misunderstanding and that no one in the group is gay.
“They called us back and said you can’t come in,” Absher said. “Jonathan and Shanna were allowed in but I was not allowed to enter.”
Absher says he was denied entry because the door person thought he was gay.
Mark Looy, Communications Director for the Creation Museum, denies there was discrimination involved, saying that everyone is welcome.
Reminds me of some guys kicked out of Boy Scouts because it was THOUGHT they might be gay. The assumption came because they had stayed single and never had sex.