Skip to comments.Atheist files complaint over Lancaster County restaurant's church-bulletin discount
Posted on 07/04/2012 10:19:55 AM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
For more than a year, Prudhommes Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Lancaster County has offered a Sunday special: Diners who bring in a current church bulletin receive 10 percent off the purchase of their dinners.
But, the promotion has rubbed some people the wrong way, including John Wolff of Manheim Twp., Lancaster County, an atheist and member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Wolff, who said he's never been to Prudhommes, recently filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission claiming the 22-year-old restaurant should not give discounts based on religion. I bear them no ill will but they shouldnt be pushing religion, Wolff, 80, said.(Snip)
Shannon Powers, spokeswoman for the Human Relations Commission, confirmed the complaint had been filed. Prudhommes has 30 days to submit a written answer to the complaint, she added.
Over the past couple of months, Prudhomme said, she received two letters and a phone call from the Freedom From Religion Foundation demanding the restaurant end the promotion.
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Freedom From Religion Foundation...
Sounds like a criminal enterprise. There is no way that it can be argued that giving a discount for church bulletins at a private restaurant is illegal. Someone needs to bring a lawsuit against the Freedom From Religion Foundation and shut them down for engaging in organized violation of Constitutional rights.
I just have one ? for this atheist. Is this restaurant government run? NO, well then SHUT UP!!!
Post the complaintant's picture on the front door and deny him service in perpetuity.
IMHO, a private business should be able to offer discounts to whomever they choose. Senior section of the menu? Yes. Bars that offer half price drinks to the gals? Yes. Restaurants that offer a discount to people who bring in a recent bulletin? Yes. If the atheists don’t like... then choose another restaurant.
If it ever gets to court it would be tossed out on summary judgment. Unless it is in front of a wacko liberal judge. The restaurant is not a government entity of any sort. It does not force anybody to do anything. Their promotion isn’t a law either. Hey atheist idiot.....go to hell.
Mr Wolffe is 80 years old.Nature will soon resolve the problem for him.
Nothing is stopping them from going to church and getting a bulletin. Maybe they’ll learn something.
No one’s stopping the atheist from getting a church bulletin.
Sadly, I’ve become so cynical that I believe the atheist will prevail and force the restaurant to bend to his will.
He is 80 years old. Soon, he will meet the God whom he has denied for his entire life. I don’t wish it on anyone, but it won’t be pretty. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
It’s not a religious discount. It’s surveying whether or not money paid for advertising is worth it. If no one brings in a current bulletin from a church, the business drops that venue for advertising.
This should never see a courtroom.
The suit is not meant to win, just to harass the owner and force him to spend money to defend it in court. No doubt the atheist jerk has some ACLU lawyer who is happily suing them pro bono.
Another issue here is the proliferation of “Human Relations Commissions” and “Human Rights Commissions” in states across the nation. They have power over increasingly ridiculous complaints. Consider the following example:
On September 21, 2006, a homosexual couple contacted Elaine Huguenin of Elane Photography via e-mail to see if they could arrange for photography for their commitment ceremony. Elaine responded saying that she photographed traditional weddings but did not photograph same-sex weddings. On December 20, 2006, one member of the homosexual couple filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission. A trial was held in January of 2008, and on April 9th the Human Rights Commission ruled that Elaine Huguenin violated the New Mexico Human Rights Acts by discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. They fined Mrs. Huguenin $6,637.94.
Hopefully not. I understand being cynical.... I am the same way.
Run a promotion that anyone bringing in articles mocking atheists and the FFRF gets an ‘11’% promotion.
Edit 11% DISCOUNT.
John Wolff kind of provs the point.
John Wolff kind of provs the point.
Midstate PA ping.
In light of this, maybe the restaurant should up the discount to 15%.