January 11, 2013
A lesbian couple said an owner of a restaurant handed them a letter condemning gay people as they were walking out of the building. Ariel and Shawnee McPhail said they went into The Stingray Café, on 520 S. Front Street in New Bern, and ate a meal there on Dec. 4. But they said as they were leaving, the restaurant's owner, Ed McGovern, handed them a letter that stated God's opposition to gay people. The letter reads as follows: