Jesus H. Christ. We’ve officially crossed into the absurd.
All across the nation, bigoted small business owners are using their religions to make martyrs of themselves and collect hundreds of thousands of dollars.
A florist in Washington state recently raked in more than $160,000 after she refused to sell a bouquet of flowers to a gay couple. A pizzeria in Indiana collected more than $840,000 after vowing never to cater a gay wedding. Now, a mechanic in Grandville, Michigan wants in on some of that sweet, sweet action.
Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec on Ottawa Avenue in Grandville, announced this week that he is morally opposed to servicing vehicles belonging to gay people.
In an unprovoked Facebook post, Klawiter said that “enough is enough,” he’s pissed, and he’s done being told by the government that he has perform oil changes or tune ups on openly gay cars!
“I would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons,” Klawiter wrote. “Homosexuality is wrong, period. If you want to argue this fact with me then I will put your vehicle together with all bolts and no nuts and you can see how that works.”
Klawiter also encouraged customers to bring their guns to his business, saying he’ll even offer them a discount for doing so because, well, why the hell not? Guns are American! (The discount does not extend to on-duty police officers, however.) He also insisted that he’s not a “racists”, so don’t you dare call him one!
Here’s what Klawiter wrote, in full:
Enough is enough.
“Our rights as conservative Americans are being squashed more and more everyday. Apparently if you are white (or close to it), you have a job, go to church, and own a gun… That translates into racists, privileged, bigot, conspiracy theorist. Too many of us say nothing. Well, freedom of speech isn’t just for Liberals, THEY are the ones that need to learn to “co-exist”, THEY are the ones who need to WORK to be “equal”
“Therefore, in the spirit of freedom (whats left of it) and MY right to operate MY business as I see fit:
“Guns ARE allowed at DIESELTEC, so much so in fact that we will offer a discount if you bring in your gun. (“On duty” cops are excluded because thats not their gun, thats my gun bought with my money, off duty absolutely!)
“I am a Christian. My company will be run in a way that reflects that. Dishonesty, thievery, immoral behavior, etc. will not be welcomed at MY place of business. (I would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons. Homosexuality is wrong, period. If you want to argue this fact with me then I will put your vehicle together with all bolts and no nuts and you can see how that works.)
“We, as a team, work hard for whats ours. We are not protected by unions or contracts. We absolutely MUST provide our customers with a service level that would make them come back or tell their friends about us. We don’t have a “right”, and we are not “entitled” to our pay. We must EARN it.
“I am not racists, you are for assuming I am, however, I am really quick to judge… if it acts like a duck, and quacks like a duck…
“It IS a free country and I support your right to your opinion, that being said, if you don’t like what I have to say I reserve that same right to tell you to go cry to your momma (cause your daddy would probably smack ya’, better yet, yes, go tell your dad.)”
“I want to have a voice about this!” Klawiter told his local news station on Wednesday. “I want to be heard about this!”
We’re sure he does.
Cue the GoFundMe campaign in 3, 2, 1…
h/t: LGBTQ Nation