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    Michigan Car Repair Shop Owner Says He Will Turn Away Openly Gay Customers ... And That's Legal

    A Michigan car repair shop owner said he will refuse to serve openly gay customers -- and, yes, that is legal.

    Brian Klawiter is the owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Michigan. On Tuesday, he took to Facebook to announce in a verbose post that he has no problem refusing to serve gay customers on the basis of religious freedom. (Guns, however, are allowed and customers who bring in their firearms are eligible for a discount.)

    "I am a Christian," he wrote, in part. "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.)"
    Oh boy, more contraversy. I think there are lots of guns in Michigan, so business will likely boom. No pun intended.
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    I wonder if he checks parents who come in with their children for wedding rings. Or is it only certain "immoral behavior" he disapproves of?
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    It is so sad that people's understanding of religion has become so distorted that he does not realize that what he is doing is immoral.

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    Someone needs to capitalize on this and open a repair shop for the gay community only. There would be a lot of Miatas and 6 cylinder mustangs on that lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    Oh boy, more contraversy. I think there are lots of guns in Michigan, so business will likely boom. No pun intended.
    And his position is hypocritical and wrong. There is absolutely no way he turns away others who are sinners (since everyone is a sinner). This is exactly why many of us support antidiscrimination laws that include sexuality.

    Heck, are those people who supported the baker and the pizzeria because "they didn't say they would refuse to serve gays at all" really going to support this guy? Or is it going to become "well it is legal"?
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    This reeks of a publicity stunt to attract business. For every gay rights supporter out there who will boycott his business because of this there are probably 50 knuckle draggers who would be proud to have their car serviced by this asshole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    This reeks of a publicity stunt to attract business. For every gay rights supporter out there who will boycott his business because of this there are probably 50 knuckle draggers who would be proud to have their car serviced by this asshole.
    He already had a "GoFundMe" page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
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    Oh boy, more contraversy. I think there are lots of guns in Michigan, so business will likely boom. No pun intended.
    Ja it is, more *manufactured* controversy entirely on the part of the Michigan Car Repair Shop Owner.
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    I'd also like to point out that the guy basically threatened (although I'm hoping it is an empty threat) any customer who disagrees with him to his face, saying "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."
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    Oh boy, more contraversy. I think there are lots of guns in Michigan, so business will likely boom. No pun intended.
    I don't know about anyone else but I can't wait for the day that media outlets stop picking crap off of Facebook and using it as a story which morphs into a damn annoying debate.

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