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Video of Homophobic Argument Gets Thousands of Hits

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Video of Homophobic Argument Gets Thousands of Hits

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Aug 7, 2014

"You don't have to like me, I don't have to like you. But this should not be happening."

Isiah Tweedie turned to social media when he got into an argument with Victor Sadet outside of Fire Mountain Restaurant in Delta Township Tuesday Night.

Tweedie says he and his friends were leaving the restaurant when Sadet started yelling gay slurs at them.

We reached out to Sadet, and he said he reacted because of his religious principles.

"This is a man who is deep in his beliefs to the point of delusion," Tweedie said.

And although it may have been an ugly encounter, it wasn't illegal.

"As obnoxious as it is, sadly, people have a right to be obnoxious."

Law professor Emily Harvath told us about an ordinance in Delta Township passed last year specifically outlawing discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

But in this case, it doesn't apply.

"The ordinance only applies to the restaurant's treatment of its patrons," Harvath said. "Because patrons treatment of other patrons is covered by that individual's first amendment right."

Fire Mountain Management sent us this statement:

We have not and will not ever tolerate such behavior. None of our employees were involved in this issue, and our manager took every and all appropriate actions including calling the police.

But Tweedie says he had left before the police arrived.