Kilroy's Bar N' Grill in Indianapolis, Indiana, has a sign posted outside of their entrance in regard to its dress code particulars. Jerry Bond, a patron, has testified that he was approached by a bouncer and asked either to place his large chain and cross inside of his shirt or to leave the establishment - which bans large chains.
Last month, Bond said that he was with some friends including a minister, said that he chose to leave the establishment rather than put his cross inside of his shirt. However, his friends stayed at the restaurant and then spoke to the manager about the issue.
Kicked Out for a Cross
Bond told WRAL, "The bouncer comes back over, really bad attitude, [and says] 'We're going to ask you to either tuck your necklace, remove it or you have to leave."
Bond responded by stating, "I'm not going to tuck my cross in my shirt because of my beliefs. I believe in wearing this cross and what it represents."
Reported to FOX 8 News, Jerry Bond's friend, Minister David Latimore, testified that he spoke to the manager and said, "So, I asked him, 'what is a large necklace? What does that mean? What size is large?' He couldn't tell me."
Following up later in an e-mail to the restaurant, the minister asked about the policy and the circumstances, but he had received no response.
Minister Latimore later stated, "If you have business in this city you should treat your customers a certain way and for us to turn a blind eye to it and continue to treat customers this way it's just not right. It's something that I won't stand for." He also commented that he saw other customers wearing larger necklaces.