Mike Amoroso, 70, has a collection of anti-abortion shirts and said he’s passionate about the issue.
But after someone complained about him wearing the shirts at the Planet Fitness in Orange City, he was told to change or leave.
“She told me, ‘I am very sorry. We have someone who is not happy with your shirt. Someone is offended by your shirt,'” said Amoroso. “I said, ‘You know I wear them all the time.’ She said, ‘You’ll have to leave,’ and I left.”
Amoroso believed the issue wasn’t what his shirt said, but how the message was delivered. So the following day, he wore a “softer” anti-abortion shirt, which was also too offensive.
“Do you understand why people are offended?” asked reporter Shannon Butler.
“Yes. Yes, I do,” said Amoroso.