Business Booming for Restaurant Dealing with Atheist Complaint
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- 2012 Aug 07
Since an atheist activist filed an anti-discrimination complaint against the Lost Cajun Kitchen of Columbia in Pennsylvania for having a church bulletin discount on Sundays, the restaurant has seen an increase in business, the Christian Post reports. Owner Sharon Prudhomme said since the complaint made headlines, business had been up and support had poured in. "It has definitely picked up," Prudhomme said, adding that "everybody that comes in [offers] a lot of handshakes, hugs. Everybody is offering a lot of support." Last month, a local atheist named John Wolff filed a complaint against Lost Cajun to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, arguing that the 10-percent discount for patrons who presented a church bulletin to the restaurant was discriminatory against non-Christians. Since Wolff filed the complaint, several lawyers who offered to work pro bono for the restaurant have submitted a response and are awaiting the next step in the process. Many across the country and locally -- including the editorial board of the New York Daily Record -- have backed the restaurant, with the newspaper calling the complaint filed by Wolff "small and petty."