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Auto Repair Shop Won't Serve Gays, Welcomes Gun Owners

By    |   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 08:31 PM

Brian Klawiter, who owns Dieseltec in Grandville, Michigan, says he won't do business with anyone who is openly gay, but he is offering a discount to customers who bring their guns to his shop.

Klawiter made the announcement on his company's Facebook page on Tuesday, and it has since gone viral.

"Enough is enough," the post begins. "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.

"Guns ARE allowed at DIESELTEC, so much so in fact that we will offer a discount if you bring in your gun," Klawiter wrote. The discount does not apply to on-duty police officers, since those guns were bought with taxpayer money, he said.

"I am a Christian. My company will be run in a way that reflects that," he wrote. "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.)"

The post had 1,959 "Likes" on Thursday night, but not everyone was enamored, as could be seen in the comments.

Naturally, there were comments from people who don't agree with Klawiter's stand on homosexuality or guns, but many of his fellow Christians and conservatives said they were ashamed of his post.

"I'm embarrassed to consider you a fellow Christian or fellow American," one commenter said.

Another accused him of trying to get publicity to raise money from crowdfunding like the Indiana pizzeria that came under fire for saying they wouldn't cater a gay wedding.

A GoFundMe campaign was set up for the garage, Mediaite reported, but was later removed. Klawiter said in a subsequent Facebook post that he ran a successful business and did not need anyone to raise funds for him.

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Brian Klawiter, who owns Dieseltec in Grandville, Michigan, says he won't do business with anyone who is openly gay, but he is offering a discount to customers who bring their guns to his shop.
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