April 16, 2015 at 6:54 pm #9647VitalogyParticipant
So says a soon to be former business owner.
“I am a Christian,” wrote Brian Klawiter, owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Michigan. “My company will be run in a way that reflects that. 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.)”
Klawiter also stated that he will offer a discount for customers who bring their gun into his shop — on-duty police officers excluded, he said, because their guns were purchased with tax dollars.April 16, 2015 at 6:57 pm #9648VitalogyParticipant
Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Jeffrey Mapes, and I specialize in bankruptcy law — helping individuals and corporations when things go wrong. I noticed your post on Facebook where you decided to alienate most of the general public by stating that you will refuse service to openly homosexual people. This is certainly an unorthodox business strategy, and perhaps it will work for you, but I get the feeling you will need a bankruptcy attorney pretty soon and I wanted to offer my services. Like you, I am white, male, Christian, a business owner, and a gun owner. Unlike you, I provide services to everyone regardless of their sexual orientation because it doesn’t matter to me — I hope this won’t be a deal breaker for you.
If that upsets you, let me tell you a little bit more about our office to try and persuade you. The first thing you will notice is how friendly and compassionate the office staff is. Despite your inane, incoherent and just plain dumb comments, we know that everyone makes mistakes and we want to help you overcome them. They will also be more than willing to help you with some basic grammar that you seem to struggle with.
If you still need more convincing, let me assure you that we will make certain that your bankruptcy petition is filed correctly and there are no errors. You stated in your post that you would incorrectly assemble a vehicle in order to prove a point. I want to let you know that despite the fact that I would love to prove a point to you about tolerance, I won’t compromise my standards of quality to do so. After all, I have to look in the mirror at the end of the day and if I didn’t do my best for everyone, I would have trouble sleeping. Perhaps you could give me pointers on how you sleep at night?
Just a few other housekeeping items. While I certainly don’t encourage people to bring guns into my office, so long as you have the proper permit and handle it responsibly, you can bring your gun along. I would only ask that you refrain from menacingly stroking your weapon while you quietly sing David Allen Coe songs to yourself. I also think you have a deep and fundamental misunderstanding of the First Amendment and how it works, but that is a long discussion and we should save that for when we meet in person.
Well Dieseltec, I hope I’ve convinced you that Mapes Law Offices is the right place for you to file your bankruptcy. I would like to leave you with some words of inspiration from the dramatic film Billy Madison and I hope that you will take them to heart:
“What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”
Jeffrey D. MapesApril 16, 2015 at 8:32 pm #9651paulwalkerParticipant
That is great! (plus, as an aside, this comes from Grand Rapids, a city where much of my ancestry springs from…)
I, for one, tend to think that many who have this strong opinion are probably closeted themselves. Not saying this guy is or isn’t, but a lot of times, this is indeed the case.
See: “American Beauty” circa 1999April 17, 2015 at 9:18 am #9664missing_kskdParticipant
That guy wins. Nothing but net on that shot.April 17, 2015 at 9:32 am #9665duxruleParticipant
Wasn’t Jeff Mapes a Snoregonian political reporter? Or is this a different guy?April 17, 2015 at 10:39 am #9666AmusParticipant
This guy is a Christian because;
I can so see Jesus Christ;
1. Pack’in heat.
2. Turning his back on a gay person.
3. Actually sabotaging someone in a way that would kill or maime.April 17, 2015 at 2:24 pm #9669edselehrParticipantApril 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm #9670Alfredo_TParticipant
🙂April 17, 2015 at 4:59 pm #9671AmusParticipant
He’d be the 2000 year old man.April 17, 2015 at 11:49 pm #9673skepticalParticipant
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