Here is the next shot in the War on Religion. Seems a restaurant is under investigation by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission because, get this, they offer a 10% discount to church goers. Yep, you read that right. The state has opened a discrimination investigation against Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen. This is all because a guy name John Wolff filed a complaint. He is quoted as saying: “I did this not out of spite, but out of a feeling against the prevailing self-righteousness that stems from religion, particular in Lancaster County, I don’t consider it an earth-shaking affair, but in this area in particular, we seem to have so many self-righteous religious people, so it just annoys me.” Yep, he filed a complaint because he was annoyed.
Mr. Wolff, you are a twit. If you don’t like the fact that Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen gives those that attend church a discount, you have two choices. Attend the church of your choosing and claim the discount for yourself or find another place to patronize. Mr. Wolff you have a mistaken idea that you have a right to not be annoyed. Sir, please reference where in the Constitution of the United States as amended or even the Constitution of the State of Pennsylvania where you have a right not to be annoyed as I can’t seem to find it anywhere.
The owners, Sharon and David Prudhomme, advertise various discounts on their web page and they wonder if they could get in trouble for offering Kid’s Night on Tuesdays (Kids eat free, 12 and Under after 4:30).
Now, there is not much I can do to help these good folks, but if you happen to live in the area or even passing through, and believe a business should be able to operate in a manner of their choosing stop by and let them know. If you go to church and decide to eat out afterwards, and you happen to live in Columbia, Pennsylvania, bring your church bulletin to Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen and ask for your discount. If I did, I would.
Oh, and friends, if you should happen to run into Mr. Wolff, let him know that while he is free to choose how he lives his life, he needs to tend to his affairs and allow the Prudhommes attend to the affairs of Prudhomme’s Lost Cajun Kitchen. If they choose to offer him a discount because he is a cranky old curmudgeon, that is their choice. If he chooses to eat somewhere else, I am sure the Prudhommes will not miss him much.