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"This is offensive to me. I own the place. I have the right to be offended."

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A cafe owner kicked a group of Christians out of his coffee shop because he was 'offended' by their leaflets calling for the abolition of abortion.

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Members of the Abolish Human Abortion group decided to take a break from leafleting at Seattle's Bedlam Cafe, but when the owner realised who was drinking in his shop, he reacted furiously.

Ben Borgman told the group to leave because he is gay.

In the video of the rant, he says: "I'm gay, you have to leave."

Asked if he is denying them service, he says "yes".

He continues: "This is offensive to me. I own the place. I have the right to be offended.

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The owner of the cafe found the group's leaflets outside and kicked them out of his shop

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"Do you tolerate my presence?

"If I got my boyfriend and f*** him right here would you tolerate it?"

The group members respond by saying they would tolerate it, and saying it is his choice, and point out that they have gone into his shop without making a fuss.

The coffee spot is decorated with the LGBT rainbow flag outside.

But that does not calm the furious Mr Borgman and he tells them they, and any of their friends, are not welcome.

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In his rant, he said they would not tolerate him, because he is gay, but they argued they were because they were in his shop

According to the Liberator, the group were peaceful and were not handing out their leaflets in the shop.

Caytie Davis said: "We had nothing on us, we weren't distributing anything. We bought coffee and went upstairs.

"None of us had dropped anything in the store.

"But we told him yes, it was one that we had been handing out in the city, and asked where he'd found it. He told us he found it outside."

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Mr Borgman told them not to come back and to tell the other members they were not welcome

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Since the video was shared online, a Facebook event has been set up in support of Bedlam.

Seattle Bouncers Support Bedlam Coffee claims the group went into the shop with bad intent to disrupt business.

However, Bedlam Coffee appears to have come in for a barrage of abuse, and the company has deleted its Facebook page. Another page is filled with reviews citing the video.

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The Bedlam coffee Facebook page appears to have been deleted since the incident

One person wrote: "You are a hate filled bigot and should have your shop closed down. If you would be refused service because you were gay would that be ok with you."

Another said: "Funny how the individuals who demand tolerance and acceptance are the least tolerant and accepting people there are. It is sad he lives a life filled with so much hate."

The Mirror Online has attempted to reach Bedlam Coffee for a comment.

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