On August first I mentioned the diner that gave discounts to customers who prayed over their meals.
I mentioned that, “No doubt atheists will be threatened by this.”
Sure enough! The sensitive atheists couldn’t take this one sitting down.
“Mary’s Gourmet Diner reportedly received a letter threatening legal action from the Freedom From Religion Foundation if owner Mary Haglund did not stop awarding the discount to praying patrons.The letter read, in part, “As a place of ‘public accommodation,’ it is illegal for Mary’s Gourmet Diner to discriminate, or show favoritism, on the basis of religion. Your restaurant’s restrictive promotional practice favors religious customers, and denies customers who do not pray and nonbelievers the right to ‘full and equal’ enjoyment of Mary’s Gourmet Diner.”
Hyper-sensitivity shows insecurity and a sneaking suspicion that you’re losing.
The restaurant has removed the discount, which is probably the right business move. A lawsuit would put them out of business. Money talks.