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(PennLive)   Atheist threatens to sue restaurant he's never been to for their Sunday church-bulletin discount program. Tag is for restaurant owner, who tells atheist he'll get over it   (pennlive.com) divider line 456
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2012-07-02 07:51:00 PM  

meat0918:
Would they accept a temple or mosque bulletin for the discount?


Wouldn't bother me.


Perhaps she should just have the local churches print coupons in their bulletin. Who can be against a coupon for a restaurant?
 
2012-07-02 07:53:32 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: meat0918:
Would they accept a temple or mosque bulletin for the discount?

Wouldn't bother me.


Perhaps she should just have the local churches print coupons in their bulletin. Who can be against a coupon for a restaurant?


That'd probably get around some things, but it's a bit... money changer-ish, don't you think?

//As if fish frys aren't.
 
2012-07-02 08:00:33 PM  
Good. Who gives a rat's wet asshole if this restaurant offers a discount to people who bring in church bulletins? They're allowed to do that. They could even put up a sign that says "Atheists/Non-Christians not allowed" and you still can't do jack or shiat about it. It's a private business, they can serve or refuse to serve whomever they want. Doesn't make it morally right, but that doesn't make it illegal, either.

Just find a church, grab a bulletin, and get your precious 10% discount if it means that much to you, you whiny little chucklefark.
 
2012-07-02 08:01:38 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I'm not far from there. I might have to walk in with a Playboy centerfold and tell them I'm from the Church of Tits and Ass. See what they say.


It's a promotion to drum up Sunday dinner business. All you would have to do is say you were there because of their promotion and she'd probably give you a discount. The point of the promotion is to get people who regularly go to church to say, "Hey, if we bring this bulletin in, we can get a discount...let's go out to eat tonight at this restaurant."

So at any rate, you'd be a customer who was only there because of the promotion.
 
2012-07-02 08:09:50 PM  

Coco LaFemme: It's a private business, they can serve or refuse to serve whomever they want. Doesn't make it morally right, but that doesn't make it illegal, either.


That's actually not... entirely true...

Link
 
2012-07-02 08:21:50 PM  
So, someone is suing a business for using a quasi coupon?

Get over yourself
 
2012-07-02 08:38:12 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Wow.. insta-green. Must be an important story

*check article*

Nah, just some old guy being a douche


You must be confusing FARK with CNN again.
 
2012-07-02 08:39:49 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Wow.. insta-green. Must be an important story

*check article*

Nah, just some old guy being a douche


By the way, I have a hardbound copy of your encyclopedia. Awesome!
 
2012-07-02 08:43:07 PM  

Shostie: Link


From that link: The punk rockers arrived in unconventional dress, wearing makeup and sporting various hair colors. One was wearing a dress decorated with live rats.

WTF?
 
2012-07-02 09:41:31 PM  
I didn't know Jeff owned a restaurant... Huh.
 
2012-07-02 09:41:44 PM  
Old men like to tell you how they live on a fixed income and deserve every discount there is, the cheap bastards: News at 11
 
2012-07-02 09:41:53 PM  

jj325: exick: jj325: People like this need to STFU and quit giving atheists a bad name

I was ready to say this too, but then I saw that the dude is 80 and decided to chalk it up to old man yells at cloud.

My bad for not reading the article. I'll concur that old man yells at cloud


My thoughts as well. Guy needs a hobby.

/atheist
 
2012-07-02 09:42:37 PM  
Damn atheists are as annoying as vegan. Vegans are annoying because they NEVER SHUT UP about being a vegan. Atheists are annoying because they NEVER SHUT UP about religion.

/my religion is I don't give a shiat.
 
2012-07-02 09:43:12 PM  
Well... Athiests are assholes.
 
2012-07-02 09:43:25 PM  
FTA:"He said the complaint against Prudhomme's isn't as much about the actual discount as it is the bigger picture of what his happening in this country. "I'd just be happy to bring this out in the open and get people to reflect a little bit," Wolff said."

OH. *Rolls eyes* He's one of THOSE assholes.
 
2012-07-02 09:44:38 PM  
FTFA: Prudhomme, who does not attend church due to her work schedule, said she told the group she operates an independent restaurant and suggested non church-goers can pick up bulletins from any church and bring them to the restaurant to cash in on the discount.

I like this lady. I hope she wins.
 
2012-07-02 09:45:28 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Never pass up a chance to fan the flames of hatred against atheists

/f*ck you, subby


Yeah, how dare someone point out something bad about an atheist.

/Put on your big girl panties
 
2012-07-02 09:47:20 PM  
Church Bulletins are free, go to any church, pick one up get and get your damn discount.

This is as stupid as going after "Ladies Night"
 
2012-07-02 09:47:56 PM  

Pockafrusta: Well... Athiests are assholes.


Blanket absolute statements usually are thrown out by assholes...so me thinks this be projection?
 
2012-07-02 09:48:43 PM  
Wow.

Those militant athiests almost make me mad enough to take up religion.
 
2012-07-02 09:48:53 PM  
I don't care what religion you are, if you run a business and you have slow sundays with large churches nearby you get those farking christians in the seats whatever way you have to. You are essentially offering a group discount at that point to a large group with money that you know is already in the area.
 
2012-07-02 09:49:23 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: If the restaurant was run by the state I could see there being an issue, but it isn't. It's a privately owned, independent restaurant. Separation of church and state doesn't even factor in.

Having said that, I wonder if this organization has gone after Chick-fil-A yet. Do they even have restaurants in Pennsylvania?


Sure they do.
They serve crow.
And humble pie.
And THE HOLY BLOOD OF CHRIST ON A CRACKER.
And on Tuesdays, the have a tossed salad at Penn State.
 
2012-07-02 09:51:15 PM  
I am not an Atheist, I am more of a hater of all organized religions yet still believe in a higher being if that makes any sense. When dealing with crap like this you need to ask yourself the following.

1) Are they trying to imposing their beliefs on you or your community?
2) Are they trying to do something unconstitutional?

If the answer to these two questions is no then you need to STFU. There is nothing wrong with promoting ones religion as long as it doesn't infringe on others.
 
2012-07-02 09:51:16 PM  
i like the print out a fake church bulletin option

see if landover baptist has one,
 
2012-07-02 09:51:20 PM  
He said the complaint against Prudhomme's isn't as much about the actual discount as it is the bigger picture of what his happening in this country. "I'd just be happy to bring this out in the open and get people to reflect a little bit," Wolff said.

I believe the Constitution states 'Freedom of Religion'. So, Mr. Wolff, blow it out your arse and mind your own business.
 
2012-07-02 09:52:50 PM  
It's a restaurant, not a government office. F*ck off.

/atheist
 
2012-07-02 09:53:58 PM  

Bathia_Mapes: SilentStrider: Bathia_Mapes: If the restaurant was run by the state I could see there being an issue, but it isn't. It's a privately owned, independent restaurant. Separation of church and state doesn't even factor in.

Having said that, I wonder if this organization has gone after Chick-fil-A yet. Do they even have restaurants in Pennsylvania?

I know of at least one in the Camp Hill/Mechanicsburg area, so yes.

Hmmm...it would be interesting to see what happens since this particular chain is closed on Sundays because of the chain owner's religious beliefs.

Are they the ones who have Bible verses on their drink cups and food wrappers, or is that In-N-Out? Or do both of them do that?


In-N-Out does. I have never been to the other place.
 
2012-07-02 09:54:00 PM  
I've been to Prudhomes, they're pretty good. They'll also hand you a discount for damn near anything.

CSB:

My wife's family is from that area, and when we were living in California, we went back to visit. Went to Prudhomes. I was wearing a California t-shirt, and they asked if I was from there and visiting the area. When I said yes, they gave me a 15% discount because I was from out of town. I guess being from out of town was better than being a Jesus loving man

/Seriously, they're pretty tasty
//big portions
///split the seafood platter and some roast duck between 6 people, and had leftovers.
 
2012-07-02 09:54:07 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Never pass up a chance to fan the flames of hatred against atheists

/f*ck you, subby

Atheists have as much right to be hated as Christians have.


Especially when they're being f*cktards.

/Atheist.
//Should we stop giving discounts to servicemen in uniform too as too pro-war?
///Stop kids eat free promos, too? Encourages overpopulation, donchyaknow.
////How about moms eat free on Mother's Day specials? Too pro...I dunno, Mom?
 
2012-07-02 09:54:15 PM  
FTFA ~ "My interest is in social justice and tolerance..."

/Sounds like a "tolerant" asshole.
 
2012-07-02 09:55:14 PM  

exick: jj325: People like this need to STFU and quit giving atheists a bad name

I was ready to say this too, but then I saw that the dude is 80 and decided to chalk it up to old man yells at cloud.


That's funny. I lol'd, but the reality is there are plenty of people in that age range that still have a sharp mind.
 
2012-07-02 09:56:58 PM  

jj325: exick: jj325: People like this need to STFU and quit giving atheists a bad name

I was ready to say this too, but then I saw that the dude is 80 and decided to chalk it up to old man yells at cloud.

My bad for not reading the article. I'll concur that old man yells at cloud


More like "Old Man Yells at Invisible Sky Bully".
 
2012-07-02 09:58:25 PM  

OOBE Juan Kenobi: exick: jj325: People like this need to STFU and quit giving atheists a bad name

I was ready to say this too, but then I saw that the dude is 80 and decided to chalk it up to old man yells at cloud.

That's funny. I lol'd, but the reality is there are plenty of people in that age range that still have a sharp mind.


Not true at all.
 
2012-07-02 09:58:49 PM  

meat0918: Remember age discrimination is wrong, unless it's a senior discount at stake.
And religious discrimination is wrong, unless it's a church bulletin discount at stake.

Would they accept a temple or mosque bulletin for the discount?


www.venganza.org
 
2012-07-02 09:58:53 PM  
www.gonemovies.com

thumbs.anyclip.com

Hey, I demand you start putting some pictures of famous athiests on this wall!
 
2012-07-02 09:59:24 PM  

jj325: People like this need to STFU and quit giving atheists a bad name


This. If I were him, I'd just Google a copy of a church bulletin, print it, and get the discount.

Next thing you know, someone will file a complaint against In-N-Out Burger for printing Bible verses on wrappers and cups.
 
2012-07-02 10:00:05 PM  
Would it be ok to offer a 10% discount for whites?
 
2012-07-02 10:00:33 PM  
I support any and all efforts against Christianity, whatever those may be. Bravo, 80 year old guy.

/and before you bring it up, I'm equally against all religion, but Christianity is the biggest problem here
//any saying "just let it go" is sort of like saying "just let people spread aids, it's their right"
 
2012-07-02 10:01:19 PM  
It's not about federal constitutional matters. I imagine Pennsylvania has a civil rights act like most other states that addresses discrimination of customers in places of service like hotels and restaurants based on race, religion etc. But I doubt this would be a violation of such act.

/love to see the "atheists are assholes" hypocrites out en force in these threads
 
2012-07-02 10:01:47 PM  
If this is illegal, then so is "ladies night" at your favorite bar or club. Be careful what you wish for.
 
2012-07-02 10:02:39 PM  

Aarontology: You claim to be all about Jesus, get your discounted po'boy then go the hell home.


Well, that's what most Christians do.
 
2012-07-02 10:03:17 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Never pass up a chance to fan the flames of hatred against atheists

/f*ck you, subby


By pointing out that the atheist is being a douchebag?

Seriously?

Oh, anti-religious bigot on Fark night, gotcha!
 
2012-07-02 10:04:08 PM  
It would take 5 minutes in Publisher, or InDesign, or MSPaint to make an atheist bulletin.
 
2012-07-02 10:04:47 PM  

RealAmericanHero: I support any and all efforts against Christianity, whatever those may be. Bravo, 80 year old guy.

/and before you bring it up, I'm equally against all religion, but Christianity is the biggest problem here
//any saying "just let it go" is sort of like saying "just let people spread aids, it's their right"


Your hatred against christianity is clouding your judgement.
 
2012-07-02 10:04:49 PM  
All you can eat pasta if you believe in his noodly goodness. Thank you, Flying Spagetti Monster.
 
2012-07-02 10:05:00 PM  

OgreMagi: Damn atheists are as annoying as vegan. Vegans are annoying because they NEVER SHUT UP about being a vegan. Atheists are annoying because they NEVER SHUT UP about religion.

/my religion is I don't give a shiat.


i950.photobucket.com

I'm sorry, we'll try and remember to skip your house next time.

As for the story... I'll go with "old man yells at cloud" too. Also, as an atheist, that restaurant's policy of giving discounts to churchgoers fills me with an uncontrollable feeling of..."Meh. So what?".
 
2012-07-02 10:05:14 PM  
ftfa: was a devote Catholic

Is that about halfway between being a devoted Catholic and a devout Catholic?
 
2012-07-02 10:05:57 PM  

RealAmericanHero: I support any and all efforts against Christianity, whatever those may be. Bravo, 80 year old guy.

/and before you bring it up, I'm equally against all religion, but Christianity is the biggest problem here
//any saying "just let it go" is sort of like saying "just let people spread aids, it's their right"


The #1 reason "religion" was created was to unite large groups of people under a common set of morals and beliefs. I dare say that without "religion", we'd be in a lot worse state than we are. Religion is the reason things like murder are illegal. Killing other humans wasn't wrong or taboo until some random guy said it was and people ate it up. Religion is mind control and a necessary one at that. People simply are not capable of thinking for themselves, as is proved by religious followers themselves.
 
2012-07-02 10:06:28 PM  
As a Buddhist, I have no problem with this policy. Her business is her business. If the guy wants to be suck a farkstick about it, he can open a competing restaurant across the street that doesn't require religious ceremonies for a discount, or that requires customers bring in used dildos.
 
2012-07-02 10:07:38 PM  

Pockafrusta: Well... Athiests are assholes.


Does that usually happen after you say something like that? Cause if it does then maybe its just you. Might wanna reflect on that.

But this guy? Yeah, he's an asshole. Separation of church and state is a two-way street. Its just as much about keeping government out of religion as it is vice-versa. Private business can take the Lord's name in vain all they want to.
 
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