An Arkansas pizza parlor has received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), a nationwide atheist organization, claiming a 10% discount the parlor granted patrons who brought that week’s church bulletin to lunch was a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, arguing the discount “discriminates against customers.” Other discounts the parlor offers to teachers, military personnel, and seniors went unmentioned in the letter.
The Christian owner of an Arkansas pizza parlor received a warning letter from atheists for offering discounts to customers who bring church bulletins to the restaurant.
Steven Rose is owner of Bailey’s Pizza—a small, down-home restaurant in Searcy, Arkansas. The pizza parlor offers customers an old-fashioned ambiance, something Rose describes as an “old school country atmosphere.”
Rose, a Christian, says his restaurant, which opened last month, features a wall with a variety of verses from the Bible.
“God is the center of our lives,” a plaque on the Scripture wall says, “so our scripture wall is at the center of Bailey’s Pizza!”