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Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec, an auto repair shop in Grandville, Michigan, went on a Facebook tear the other day posting this to his company’s page:
Enough is enough.
Of course, as soon as I heard the story I felt a sense of déjà vu, thinking this might turn out to be another Memories Pizza “Money Grab,” where those so-called Christians start a GoFundMe page to help out these poor unfortunate bigots; it’s the new welfare, y’all, say you hate The gays and then suddenly say you’ve been threatened and people will burn down your business, and, voila, a charity has been set up in your name … which is exactly what happened until GoFundMe shut it down.
But what bothers me the most is the part about “openly gay” people:
“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.”
He won’t help me because I’m gay; and as for anyone who disagrees with his views, well, he’s seems to be threatening to intentionally vandalize their cars to prove his point; how very Christian of Brian Klawiter. I guess he figures that’s how God works.
Klawiter says won’t ask his clients if they’re gay, but wants everyone to know that he will not tolerate “outward” affectionate behavior between same-sex couples.
Gosh, I’m thinking back on all the times Carlos and I have taken our cars to be serviced, and, while waiting for the mechanic, have made out in one of the bays because, you know, that what The Gays do.
Here’s the queer: I think Brian Klawiter started all this mess because he saw how Memories Pizza made a nice little nest egg of cash when they vented their hate; and he saw the same happen for Barronelle Stutzman, that Bigot florist in Washington. He thought he’d ride The Hate Wagon through the internet and folks would just throw money at him; they aren’t.
And now, because of his antics, everyone in Grandville, and in Michigan, and around the world, knows that Brian Klawiter is a bigot and a homophobe and can all decide to take their business elsewhere. And naturally, when Brian Klawiter loses business he’ll blame The Gays and not his own homophobia.
Way to go Brian, way to go.
UPDATE: Brian doesn't have a business license for his Bigot Garage. I guess God forgot to fill out the paperwork for him ...