Is it discrimination if a restaurant offers a discount to a certain group of people?
Well, it offended one Pennsylvania man after going to a family owned restaurant where they gave 10 percent off if you brought in a church bulletin. It left a bad taste in his mouth and it has since put the restaurant under a state discrimination investigation.
We found two upstate restaurants that offer similar discounts, like 15 to 20 percent, if you bring in a church bulletin. An upstate atheist feels it's not necessary.
"I think it's silly. I don't think you should get a discount just for going to church," said atheist Jessica Stewart.
Several upstate restaurants feel they're not discriminating, considering they're offering other discounts throughout the week.
"You can come and receive 10 percent off a regular menu item if you come between a certain time on Friday and Saturday. You can receive $7 off if you spend $35 or more," said Silver Bay Restaurant Manager Kathi Evert.
"We are not just targeting the church crowd, we try to include everybody," said The Mason Jar Restaurant Manager Macy Southern.
As of last Friday, the Pennsylvania restaurant was served with a 16-page complaint from the state of Pennsylvania accusing them of discrimination.
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