Atheists Suing Restaurant for Giving Discounts to Diners Who Pray Before Meals

Apparently if you go to Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and you pray before your meal you get a discount for “public prayer.” Now atheists are threatening to sue the restaurant to stop this private business from indulging its business practice.

Of course, as in nearly every other case, the atheists have no real legitimate beef. But that doesn’t stop them from using the law as a weapon to destroy religion.

Mary’s Gourmet Diner owner Mary Haglund says that the reports started to spread after Christian recording artist Dan Bremnes ate at the restaurant and, after praying over his meal with a record label promoter, was given a 15 percent discount. Bremmes decided to post the receipt to his Facebook page, and it quickly went viral.

Haglund said she was unaware that the receipt was ever posted online until she got a message from someone asking if the discount was real.

Now, the Freedom From Religion Foundation has begun to take action against the restaurant for what they say is a civil rights violation. Attorney Elizabeth Cavell wrote a letter to Haglund saying that it is “it is illegal for Mary’s Gourmet Diner to discriminate, or show favoritism, on the basis of religion.”

Further, the owner of the restaurant says that the discount is for anyone who prays, any religious affiliation, and she doesn’t ask nor does she care what the prayer was about or from what religious affiliation it is initiated.

But the hate-filled atheists are employing their “lawfare” attacks, anyway.

Come on. Is it really the business of these atheists if a restaurant wants to give discounts for prayer? How is that “discriminating” against anyone? If they are still happily serving non-prayers, giving them the same service as people who pray, then there is no “discrimination” happening.

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Warner Todd Huston

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