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Govít Gives PA Restaurant a Choice: Give 10% Sunday Church Bulletin Discount to Atheists Too or
http://www.theblaze.com ^ | November 30, 2012 | Billy Hallowell

Posted on 12/01/2012 1:56:58 PM PST by lowbridge

Do you recall the furor surrounding Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen, a Pennsylvania-based restaurant, this past summer? The establishment has been offering a 10 percent discount for individuals who bring in a church bulletin on Sundays. Citing this action as discriminatory, John Wolff, a local atheist, filed a complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). Now, the restaurant will be forced to offer discounts to any individual who brings in a pamphlet involving religious faith — including atheism.

To continue offering its discount, Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen must now honor literature that comes from any religious institution, The Christian Post reports. This includes secular bulletins from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist activist non-profit, and faith-based documents pertaining to Judaism, Islam and other religions on Sundays.

A one-line statement from the state human relations commission summarized these ideals: ”Respondent will continue to give a discount for any bulletin from any group oriented around the subject of religious faith, including publications from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, as long as they maintain the Sunday discount program.”

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Full title: Gov’t Gives PA Restaurant a Choice: Give 10% Sunday Church Bulletin Discount to Atheists Too or Discontinue it Entirely
1 posted on 12/01/2012 1:57:13 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Why don’t the athiests just go to the church and get the bulletin?


2 posted on 12/01/2012 1:59:00 PM PST by stanne
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To: lowbridge

When did private individuals lose the right to discriminate?


3 posted on 12/01/2012 1:59:43 PM PST by DManA
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To: lowbridge

That is insane.

Lots of businesses offer discounts and special deals for certain things. I guess its all illegal now?


4 posted on 12/01/2012 1:59:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lowbridge

There was a place giving discounts those who said they voted... have they been shut down for descriminating too??


5 posted on 12/01/2012 2:02:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: lowbridge
They should stop the discount altogether. Do not collude with the evil perpetrated by the depraved State.
6 posted on 12/01/2012 2:02:11 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: DManA

(When did private individuals lose the right to discriminate?)

You obviously didn’t get the memo. When liberals discriminate, it’s called “freedom of choice”. When conservatives do it, it’s “discrimination”.


7 posted on 12/01/2012 2:02:39 PM PST by winner3000
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To: DManA
When did private individuals lose the right to discriminate?

Restaurants are a "public accommodation." Ever since the Civil Rights acts of the 60's. Remember the "lunch counter" sit-ins? No, maybe you don't.

8 posted on 12/01/2012 2:05:24 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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I’d tell the “gov’t commission” to take a flying freak at a rolling donut!


9 posted on 12/01/2012 2:06:43 PM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: winner3000

“Drinks free to Ladies on Wednesday!”

“Mens shirts laundered:$2
Women’s shirts laundered $4.”

“Free admission to children”(obviously discriminating to single people!!!)


10 posted on 12/01/2012 2:08:16 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: hinckley buzzard

Many Restaurants and clubs have ladies night and give free drinks to ladies. Restaurants also have kids eat free nights.


11 posted on 12/01/2012 2:11:21 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: lowbridge
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"

Remember when that meant something.

12 posted on 12/01/2012 2:11:38 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
We seem to be on the same wavelength.
13 posted on 12/01/2012 2:14:22 PM PST by FR_addict
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To: lowbridge

Tell the judge to shove it up his smelly Obama.

Even this geek who has no intellectual respect for the joke that is our legal system, thinks this should mean war.

How about we allow some Hell’s Angels to guard the doors.

They have infinitely more class and morals than that idiot atheist and we will all enjoy what they do to that Obamahole.


14 posted on 12/01/2012 2:17:05 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: lowbridge

Senior discount? Ladies night? Student discount? Military discount? Employee discounts?

Don’t they all discriminate against against those who are not in those categories? So what. It is a business decision by the seller.


15 posted on 12/01/2012 2:17:32 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: lowbridge

From what I understand, the complainer has never been to the restaurant. Why does he even have legal standing to file the complaint? What was he denied?


16 posted on 12/01/2012 2:21:09 PM PST by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Restaurants are a "public accommodation." So I guess that means senior citizen discounts must go, kids, discounts, and any other discount that can be seen as discriminatory against a particular group? What about store that require removal of hoods, shades, hoodies, etc before entering? What about restaurants that require men to wear jackets and ties?

Whatever happened to the concept of "We reserve the right to refuse service."

17 posted on 12/01/2012 2:22:32 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: lowbridge

Athiests can get the discount also - all they need to do is bring in a church bulletin. I guess the government’s fear is that the atheist, in obtaining a bulletin, might hear the word of God.


18 posted on 12/01/2012 2:24:46 PM PST by meyer (Proud member of the 53%.)
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To: lowbridge

lol,, the athiest sued the people preparing his food. Thats bright,, very trusting of him!


19 posted on 12/01/2012 2:28:21 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: GeronL

At our store we offer 10% discount to active duty military & veterans.
I would like to invite code pinko or an organization like it to come protest.
I will furnish our location & other particulars upon their request.


20 posted on 12/01/2012 2:28:49 PM PST by certrtwngnut (He shrugs!)
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