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A married lesbian couple said that a restaurant owner of gave them a letter explaining how their homosexuality was hurting those around them.

According to Gawker, Ariel and Shawnee McPhail said that after finishing their meal at The Stingray Café in New Bern, N.C., the owner handed them letter that he described as an act of "love."

The owner told NewsChannel 12 this was not the only time he handed out this type of letter.

The McPhails said that although they deny any public affection was displayed outside the café, it should not have mattered.

"If I did kiss my wife in public, what married couple would you go to and say, 'how dare you. You cannot hold hands and you cannot kiss in public therefore you deserve my judgement," Shawnee said. Added Ariel: "If we're experiencing it, then other people are too and that's not fair."

Below is a transcription of the owner's letter:

"God said in the last days that man and women would be lover of self, more then the lover of God. That man and woman would have unnatural effection for one another. Then, the coming of the Son of Man, who is Jesus. So please, look at your life. See how it hurt every one around you. And ask the Lord to open your eye before it to late. The Love of Christ

P.S. my daughter also was gay. It destroy her life and my grandson."

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