An atheist accuses a Christian restaurant owner of “discrimination” Show Notes

Monday, July 30, 2012 Host(s): Dr. Bill Maier
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An atheist files a discrimination complaint against a Christian restaurant owner in Pennsylvania.

According to a story on, an atheist activist recently filed a complaint against the Lost Cajun Kitchen in Columbia, Pennsylvania. 

He claimed that the restaurant's Sunday coupon special is discriminatory.   That’s because customers at the Lost Cajun can get 10 percent off their order if they bring in a church bulletin.

Sharon Prudhomme, co-owner of Lost Cajun, told the Christian Post that since the controversy reached the public, her restaurant has received overwhelming support.

She says "We've been bombarded with emails from all over the country and the world, including Honduras, Australia, and London.”

This support included several offers by attorneys to do pro bono work for the restaurant. Earlier this month, John Wolff, an atheist who has been involved in a group known as Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, filed a complaint against the restaurant with the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.  

He said he felt that individuals who do not attend church were being discriminated against by the deal.

In addition to Wolff, the national Freedom from Religion Foundation sent three letters protesting the discount.

But Mrs. Prudhomme points out that the discount can be used by anyone and does not require attending a church service.

She says, "I checked with all the churches I know. The ministers said anyone can grab a bulletin and go-- so everybody’s covered.”

For more on the story, go to and enter “Lost Cajun” in the search box.

I’m Bill Maier for WBCL.

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