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Restaurant challenged over church discount

December 1, 2012

Restaurant challenged over church discount
By Faith News Note,

Restaurants offering discounts to customers is a common practice, but is offering a discount for a church bulletin amount to religious discrimination? One Pennsylvania restaurant got challenged. One local newspaper reported,

“A conflict over a promotion offering discounts to restaurant patrons who bring in their “current church bulletin” has been settled — for now. At least nobody is saying they lost. Not the atheists who took issue with the web promotion. Not Sharon and David Prudhomme, who run Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen, 50 Lancaster Ave., Columbia. The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is allowing the promotion to continue. But, according to the commission’s legally binding settlement order, discounts must be given to bulletin holders “from any group oriented around the subject of religious faith,” including atheists, who are considered by the federal courts to have a religious creed. And, according to commission spokeswoman Shannon Powers, Prudhomme’s must better express that intent. The case was closed Sept. 24, and the parties were notified Thanksgiving week.”

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Sabrina Messenger December 4, 2012

In the interest of equality, they can offer an atheist discount… 0% off since they don’t believe in anything. Maybe a re-incarnation discount, but only applicable in your next life? A Catholic discount, but wouldn’t you feel guilty not paying full price? *ba dum dum* Seriously, though, churches are a large part of the business for restuarants on Sundays so I don’t see what the problem is here. Sounds to me like someone who’s just being a dog in the manger.

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