Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pennsylvania Investigating Mom and Pop Eatery for Welcoming Church Goers

The Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission is investigating a family owned restaurant in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania for giving discounts to patrons on their way home from church.

The Gateway Pundit this morning reports that a  family-owned restaurant in Pennsylvania is under a state discrimination investigation for offering a ten percent discount for diners who present a church bulletin on Sundays.
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission confirmed there is an investigation against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen in the town of Columbia. The complaint was filed by John Wolff, a retired electrical engineer.
“I did this not out of spite, but out of a feeling against the prevailing self-righteousness that stems from religion, particularly in Lancaster County,” Wolff told the York Daily Record. “I don’t consider it an earth-shaking affair, but in this area in particular, we seem to have so many self-righteous religious people, so it just annoys me.”
According to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, a restaurant classified as a public accomodation.  As such, restaurants are not allowed to discriminate based on religion — among other things.
Sharon Prudhomme, who owns the restaurant along with her husband, said she’s not discriminating against anybody – and plans on fighting the charges.
To ask the commission about why they are doing this, contact them at http://www.phrc.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/phrc_home/18970 . Perhaps inquire about the cost to taxpayers of their investigations against local businesses.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm bothered by all the self-righteous anti-religious people. When are they going to investigate them for discrimination?

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