A gym, located in Atlanta Georgia has decided to align with the left and ban all police and military personnel from joining his gym. Jim Chambers, owner of EAV Barbell Club placed a sign in his window that read “Do whatever the f**** you want, correctly, except CrossFit cultism. No F****ing cops!”
The Owner, Jim Chambers, a white guy, who looks like he's done some serious prison time stated he has had this policy since the gym opened and has since taken the sign down and regretted the profanity, adding the policy still stands and he intends to put another sign up without the foul language.
This statement found in the Washington Times, by Mr. Chambers says it all:
“We are a radically aligned, left-friendly gym and community,” the gym’s “About” page states. “We require no one to agree with any set of politics, but if you are hostile to the fringe, you ought to look elsewhere. We wanted to create a gym that wouldn’t be prohibitive due to cost, or overly aggressive, exclusionary jock culture. We want elite athletes and total newbs, anyone looking to pick up a bar. Meatheads welcome, too, so long as tolerance abounds.”
He also stated that one reason he doesn't want the Police to be members there is he doesn't want them to get stronger to hurt people more efficiently. I guess it's okay if the criminals get stronger to hurt police though, according to him.
He also stated: “We wanted one space that was just a little different. It’s not an aggressive, hetero-jock space that’s dominated by cops and soldiers,” he said. “It’s a place where you’re safe from that. “And we don’t want to make police stronger so that they can hurt people more efficiently,” the gym owner added. “It’s not a personal thing, but if you put that uniform on, and quite honestly I view that as an occupying enemy army.”
The Atlanta police department said in a statement that that sign, nor his policy would stop them from doing their duty if called there. Of course, Mr. Chambers, being a psychic stated that his gym has never needed any assistance and never will need it.