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Restaurant rescinds 'praying in public' discount

Posted by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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Restaurant rescinds 'praying in public' discount

Posted: Aug 07, 2014 11:22 AM PDTUpdated: Aug 07, 2014 12:00 PM PDT

(RNN) - A North Carolina diner that gained national attention for offering a discount to diners who prayed before their meal has now rescinded the offer.

Craig Marimpietri tweeted a photo from Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, NC where a sign noted that “while you may exercise your right of religious freedom, by praying over your meal…we must protect your freedom from religion in a public place.” The restaurant is no longer issuing the discount because, "it is illegal and we are being threatened by lawsuit."

In an interview with Greensboro, NC’s News & Record newspaper, Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation said that the group didn't threaten a lawsuit against the diner, but pointed out that it is illegal to “charge an atheist more than a Christian."View image on Twitter

Sign on @MarysGourmetDin in states it has stopped its 15% prayer discount after "being threatened by lawsuit".

The restaurant made news recently when a receipt showing the 15 percent "praying in public" discount went viral on Facebook.

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by on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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Uhura
by Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Good, although I still probably wouldn't eat there.


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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:34 PM

Eh, depends on how good the food is.

Quoting Uhura:

Good, although I still probably wouldn't eat there.




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Uhura
by Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:35 PM

For me, I couldn't do it. Just because they thought it was okay to do shit like that in the first place.

Quoting paganbaby:

Eh, depends on how good the food is.

Quoting Uhura:

Good, although I still probably wouldn't eat there.



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paganbaby
by Chesty La Rue on Aug. 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Yeah, I know what you mean. In light of that I might go and say a Pagan prayer just because I could :-)

Quoting Uhura:

For me, I couldn't do it. Just because they thought it was okay to do shit like that in the first place.

Quoting paganbaby:

Eh, depends on how good the food is.

Quoting Uhura:

Good, although I still probably wouldn't eat there.




I will not have a temper tantrum nor stomp across the floor.


I will not pout, scream or shout or kick against the door.

I will not throw my food around nor pick upon another.

I’ll always try to be real good because I am the mother.

I am the mother.

I am the mother.














Uhura
by Member on Aug. 14, 2014 at 1:00 PM
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Well, if you did that, I'd join you. ;)

Quoting paganbaby:

Yeah, I know what you mean. In light of that I might go and say a Pagan prayer just because I could :-)

Quoting Uhura:

For me, I couldn't do it. Just because they thought it was okay to do shit like that in the first place.

Quoting paganbaby:

Eh, depends on how good the food is.

Quoting Uhura:

Good, although I still probably wouldn't eat there.



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Kmakksmom
by Stefanie on Aug. 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM
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I just got a crazy wave of homesickness reading the name of my hometown's newspaper...

I didn't think they could actually do that anyway. I'm glad they decided to rescind the offer.
Noni2319
by Chrissy on Aug. 14, 2014 at 5:23 PM
That doesn't surprise me. I knew that wouldn't last long.
hayliedlr
by JoAnna on Aug. 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM
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Sad that they are being threatend with a lawsuit.

143myboys9496
by Suzzanne on Aug. 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM
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I agree. 

Quoting hayliedlr:

Sad that they are being threatend with a lawsuit.


Joelskatysmom
by on Aug. 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM

I live in Alabama, and I've known a couple of non-chain restaurants that gave a discount on Sunday if you brought a bulletin from church.

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