There has been much said and done by American Christians on the subject of homosexuality.
Far too much.
Far too ugly.
Another recent example is by an average American, Christian car mechanic and owner of Dieseltec, in Grandville, Michigan, who decided to publish a peculiar post on his business’ Facebook page on 14 March.
Admittedly, Mr Klawiter is a unique character who appears to run his business without a license, as he considers the requirement he obtain a license a violation of his constitutional rights, because doing so would authorise city inspectors to enter his property without a warrant:
This is a blatant and intentioned violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution. I dispute your lawful ability to do what you claim. I will not sign the application. I cannot and will not give up my civil rights, especially when requested by a government entity for which the Constitution was designed to limit the power of. Would you sign something giving me the right to search your home as I pleased?
There are also suggestions there may be other, potentially more serious, shortcomings in his charter:
Despite all this, Mr Klawiter felt entitled to ban homosexuals from his business because of his ‘Christian morality’:
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.)
There you have it. I will let his post speak for itself … except perhaps for a response from Ann Coulter, another good American Christian:
It will be interesting to see how customers and suppliers will respond.