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A restaurant owner should be able to set his or her own promotions, ads, discounts, or incentives... right? Not according to one atheist who has filed a complaint against a family-owned restaurant because of the restaurant's Sunday promotion. What is the terrible offense? The restaurant offers a 10 percent discount on Sunday's to diners who bring in a church bulletin. Yes! This is for real!

As reported in the York Daily Record, "John Wolff, who is an atheist, filed the complaint with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission against Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia."

Wolff said the practice discriminates against him because he does not attend church.

"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," said Wolff, a retired electrical engineer.

Sharon Prudhomme, one of the co-owners of the restaurant, said she is not discriminating because diners don't have to actually attend a church or synagogue service to get a bulletin. She said area religious leaders told her that anyone can walk in a religious building and obtain a bulletin, without attending services.

Prudhomme added that she has no intention of changing the discount program, which she created to bring more traffic into her restaurant on a traditionally slow day.

Prudhomme blasted the complaint, calling it "a waste." Good for her!

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by Bobby Eberle

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