The question is, how is he checking? Tennessee hardware store owner posts ‘No Gays Allowed’ sign on front door: ‘I’ll never regret this’ BY Melissa Chan NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:49 AM WBIR.com A Tennessee hardware store owner posted this "No Gays Allowed" sign on his front door. A Tennessee hardware store owner has been getting death threats after posting a "No Gays Allowed" sign on his front door, but he stands by his homophobic message. Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware and Roofing Supplies in Washburn, slapped the handwritten poster on his business after last week's Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage across the United States. "A lot of people have called me and congratulated me (and) people calling and threatening me telling me I would regret this," Amyx told WATE-TV. "No, I'll never regret this." The 44-year-old hardware store owner put up the sign to "let the homosexual people know that there are Christian people that are willing to take a stand," he told the news station Wednesday. He replaced the message Tuesday with a new sign that says: "We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone who would violate our rights of freedom of speech and freedom of religion." Previous Next Enlarge wabc Jeff Amyx, who owns Amyx Hardware and Roofing Supplies in Washburn, lsaid he'll "never regret" putting up the "No Gays Allowed" sign on his front door. Amyx, a self-described "blunt" man, claims he has nothing against gay people and has offered to read them passages from the Bible at his store. "I don't hate people," Amyx said. "It's not the people I hate, it's the sin that I hate." He could not be immediately reached for comment.