Pizza parlor's church discount gives atheists indigestion
Steven Rose loves Jesus and pepperoni pizza.
But when the Searcy, Arkansas restaurateur decided to mix church and cheese it gave a group of out-of-town atheists a bad case of indigestion.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is threatening to sue Steven after he offered a discount to customers who bring in a church bulletin. They said Bailey’s Pizza is violating the Civil Rights Act of 1964.To paraphrase the words of another great southerner, "Arkansas restaurants don't need Wisconsin Atheists around anyhow".
A handful of socially autistic religious fanatics, that are based in Wisconsin, are mad that a pizza place in Arkansas gives folks a 10% discount on their pizza if they bring in a church bulletin. Not only are they mad, but they want to take the guy to court over it.
Searcy is a town of about 23,500 people not counting the enrollment in Harding University. For a town of that size they have (according to quick count I did on the internet) 73 churches. I'm pretty sure that not everybody in White County goes to church but if they did it would mean that the average size of a church in Searcy would be about 320 people. Incidentally White County AR is what is known locally as a "dry" county. That means no alcohol sales except under specific exceptions. What do you think the chances are that these people take their church going seriously?
My guess is that its about as easy to get a church bulletin in Searcy as it is to get a "howdy" walking down the street. That bulletin will get you 10% off a pizza Bailey's Pizza. Well somebody ought to put a stop to that. Thank god we have concerned atheists up in Wisconsin to put an end to this unmitigated evil. Maybe while they're at it they could make it mandatory to serve beer to wash it down with.
When it's all said and done, the FFRF have driven more business in to Bailey's than any amount of church bulletin discounts could ever have. If it hadn't been for the FFRF I'd never have wanted to go to Searcy for pizza. Mostly I try to get catfish and hushpuppies, but now I'll have to think about getting a slice next time I'm in town.