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‘For God So Loved The World’ For A $19.99 Oil Change?

Story updated 9/29 – 10:56 p.m.

PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) –  Support came pouring in Thursday for a Collin County businessman offering customers a break on the price of an oil by asking them to quote a Bible verse.

Charlie Whittington said a woman was waiting for him when he opened his Plano shop Thursday morning, just to offer support.

He took phone calls from people in Oklahoma, Alabama and Florida, all from people supporting his discount idea.

“I really believe if you talk more positive stuff you get more positive things out of it,” he said Thursday. “I want to inspire people to look where they can do more.”

The coupon offer created questions about discrimination from some customers.

Resident Marshall Wei, who had been to the Kwik Kar on Custer Road in Plano before, was happy to find the coupon hanging on his door last week.

Above the promised $19.99 price though, the coupon says customers must quote the New Testament verse John 3:16 to get the deal.

“I think maybe I forgot exactly what it is, and I needed to go look it up online,” Wei said

With the verse in hand, Wei drove to the store and pulled into the garage, but as he waited he started having second thoughts about the offer.

“Why should I be compelled to quote something I do not feel comfortable to quote?” he asked.

After a short discussion with a store manager about the verse, he declined to recite it, and ended up paying more than $46 for the service, more than twice what he expected.

“I’m paying you,” Wei said. “Why can’t you treat me like others?”

Store owner Charlie Whittington is standing by what he asking customers to do for a deal.  “If I’m standing for what I believe, so be it,” he said. “Bring it on.”

The verse is popular for containing the central beliefs of traditional Christianity:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)

Whittington said he did it as a conversation starter in an effort to talk to people about what he believes.

“It’s one thing about America,” he said. “You can go and do what you want. I’m not making you do anything and I’m tired of people making me do something.”

Whittington may be right that he can make the offer if he wants to.  The state attorney general had no comment on the issue and couldn’t point out any laws the coupon is breaking.

Dallas attorney Andy Siegel, who has handled discrimination and denial of service cases before, said with no connection to federal funds, or federal highways, the discount appears to be within the law, though he said the conversation could have been started a different way.

“The study of the Bible has many rewards. I’m not sure that God intended a lube discount to be among its many riches.”

  • Shawn Phillips

    It is really a coupon with stipulations and stated such. It is not discrimination but conditions stated beforehand. Would merchants honor coupons that have expired or did not meet stated requirements?? I think not. Too much is being made of this. If they don’t want to qoute Joh 3:16..then don’t but don’t expect the discount. Kudos to the merchant. Shame on you Mr. Wei for attempting to twist things out of context.

    • Tony Imgrund

      So if I was selling TVs in my shop and I said Black people can get any TV for $20 if they bring the coupon is that okay? It is just a stipulation: You have to be black and have a coupon.

    • contrarian

      It’s interesting that only the lack of federal dollars protects this man’s right to have these coupons. You can be sure if there were any possible connections through funding or some tortured connection through the commerce clause, Eric Holder would be all over this.

    • Rob

      Way to go Christian business person! When I go to places where “public funds” are used … I’m constantly being told what I can and cannot do (and remember, some of those public funds have been paid by yours truly); but here is a classic case of a man operating what is obviosuly a private business; so anyone that is a GOD “hater” (jeez, I thought I would never get to use that stupid term “hater” on the “away” team, since they always choose to use it on us, the “home team” … finally, lol); anyway, kudos! I “predict” that this man’s business will be blessed … so now, the GOD “haters” can open up their own place and give discounts to people that say “I Hate God” … of course, the outcome of their business, and that of their customers lives “WILL HAVE” a much different outcome; hey, and that can be “their guarantee” as well!

      • http://tinyurl.com/twohouses/ DryvBy

        Exactly how is making someone recite a bible verse in any way productive to the kingdom of God? I’m not saying he shouldn’t be allowed to do whatever he wants, but I highly doubt he’s going to be blessed by forcing people to say a bible verse for a discount…

      • John Holland

        GOD hater? Taking the Lord’s name in vain, and exploiting it to generate business for your shop is the most GOD hating thing I can imagine doing.

    • Smith

      Looks like Mr. Wei can afford to pay the full price.


      • Ronald Strauss

        Haha… you think $325k is a lot of money.

        It’s not.

      • boba.fet

        he must be short selling that house. I will go in and quote Ezekiel…take a BM and cook your bread over it! read it, it’s there!

      • Admiral Kirk

        Maybe everyone should call this moron Wei and tell him Anthony Wei-ner wants a dinner date where they can discuss photos of certain anatomy and the denial of God…I’m sure Wei would love to learn about Wei-ner’s wei-wei…lol!


        This post bothers me. I am about as conservative as you get but I do not like thiskind of attack when the left does it and II think it is inappropriate in this case as well. Attacking this man because he disagrees with the store owner is just about as stupid as him making a big deal about the coupon.

    • Luminita

      Exactly, no one compelled Mr. Wei to do anything in order to get a service. He paid the full fare because that was stipulated in the contract which states that if you do not present a valid coupon and recite the verse then you pay the full price.

      I hope the place gets more customers as a result of the this initiative.

      • Thomas

        Unfortunately, many Christians see no problem using God as a tool to increase profits, and this place will get more customers because of this story. This guy is shameless.

    • Dave

      The state attorney may not be able to point to a law but I surely can: The Federal Civil Rights Act guarantees all people the right to “full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.”

      This “coupon” is tantamount to depriving “full and EQUAL” enjoyment of services and goods (oil and the service) and is entirely based on religion. A non-Christian can not say that line without violating their religious beliefs, thus he is effectively charging $19.99 to Christians and $44 for non-Christians.

      • Neldon Miffleton

        I will personnally donate $100.00 to this man’s legal defense fund if he needs Since when is it a crime to state your beliefs? You religous detractors are disgusting. Freedom of speech only applies to aetheists to hear you tell it.

      • Thomas

        That’s ridiculous. It’s a private business, and he is not depriving anyone of anything. As stated by other posters, it is a conditional coupon which anyone is free to use.

      • Bornagain

        1 Cor 12:3b No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit

        It is not depriving the customer of anything, merely opening discussion, which could lead to their salvation.

  • Jeaux

    If thats how they want their coupon rules to be, Thats their choice. They arent forcing anybody to accept their discount.

  • Lisa

    This guy has my business!

    • Ruth

      I live in OK but If I lived close by I would give him all my biz, Thank u Charlie Whitington I just wish I lived close to be able to support him.
      I am a couponder and they sometimes have conditions u have to meet so NO it is not discrimination it is his choice and I Praise God we still have that right. So many of our rights are being taken away as it is, so use what u can to bring the word to the people. Gods word will not return void.

    • Suzy

      I wouldn’t even think of giving him my business. What he did is racist, elitist and absolutely un-Christian. I don’t know what god you believe in, but mine would not be happy about this.

      • Sarah

        how is it any of those thing? especially racist? And finding opportunities to share your faith through love is definitely Christian. He didn’t pressure anyone to read the verse, or turn people away if they didn’t want to. I think it was an awesome conversation starter, and wish I had his boldness

  • Shirley Applewhite Moore

    The business owner has a right to do whatever he feels will bring in business. If this guy doesn’t like it, let him go somewhere else.

  • Sharra

    One more thing, Mr. Wei moved to America for those EXACT freedoms and then decided to complain about them… I agree with Shawn – shame on HIM!

    • Alex Seredin

      Your bigotry is showing. Where does it say that Mr. Wei was not born here?

      • A

        It’s pretty apparent English is not his first language the way he was quoted. Everyone is a bigot or a racist in your little world, huh?

      • Bubba

        Alex, your bigotry is showing. Trying watching the video before casting aspersions on others intents.

      • Sharra

        Wow – you clearly didn’t WATCH the news… clearly.

      • cvbxvb

        you are a dangerous idiot and the problem with this country today – you run your mouth thinking you’re “one of the good guys” and have no clue what you are talking about. I suspect you then trun aroudn and condem those that criticise the President as well – see if youw ant otbe taken seriously you have to try your best not to be a hypocrite of immmense proportions and you need to stop talking out of your arse as well. You people are LOOKING for reasons to jump on someone – you’re fueling the fire in your ignorance.

    • scott

      i read the whole story too and did not read about him moving from another country.

      • mike

        Geniuses! wow…really watch the vid Einstein’s….LOL@U

      • Scott Caywood

        The reporter stated that Mr. Wei moved here from Japan

  • Sandra Coffey

    Mr. Wei moved to the US for freedoms?
    Therefore, Mr. Whittington was showing HIS freedom of religious belief, in his own business. If I lived closer, I would take every vehicle I have.
    I just spent an evening teadhing young children they are loved and can have eternal life, Yes, reciting John 3:16.
    Praise God for his obedient son, Mr. Whittington

    • Thomas

      John 3:16 is a profound statement of sacrifice, and is a testament to God’s love for mankind. It is used so frequently because it perfectly embodies the spirit of Christianity. Using it as a “coupon” for an oil change goes is not ministry, it’s a profit generator.

    • Lewis

      if you google for KWIK KAR on custer in plano, you get near a dozen in less than a 5 mile radius. Is Mr Wei so lost since his Japan move that he cant find another place to service his vehicle? you dont like the show change the channel. Sounds like he is was looking something to whine about. I am a little anti-starchy tuberous so I think I will go to Mcdonalds and complain I have a coupon for a free burger with purchase of fries and drink. how dare them push their potato on me.

  • Pam Durham

    Leave the owner alone! Why should he be persecuted for his beliefs. The last time I checked, we as American citizens have the freedom of religion and Christians are still allowed to stand up for their beliefs. The customer was not “compelled” to use the coupon. He had a choice.

    • Janet

      your right Pam Durham

  • Kyra

    I say way to go to Charles the owner!

    • Dave

      I say DITTO to that!! If Mr Wei does not believe the verse then he will loose out but that what not a requirement of the coupon, it simply requires one quote it, that you believe it personally was not part of the requirement. If I lived near Charles’s business, he would have my business for sure.

  • Steve

    This is America. For now we still have freedom of religion. If it is against your religion to quote a bible verse, you should not feel compelled to do so. You should feel free to go somewhere else!

    • Chris Hodge

      Steve, are you suggesting this guy has a monopoly on oil changes? AFAIK, you DO have the freedom to go somewhere else.

      • dave

        I think you and Steve agree, Chris. :)

  • LaDonna Cecil

    I appreciate someone who takes a stand for Christianity. After all, our country was built on it and for us to prosper, we must return to it.

    • Alex Seredin

      No it was not! This country belongs to the natives who were decimated by the intruders

      • Vina Sestonari

        The “natives” were a stone age culture, not far from cave men, and if it was not European settlers who took over the land, it would have been some other group before long.

        That’s the way the world has developed, and to weep like a little girl over that is touching, but unrealistic

      • Joseph

        Which natives since over 500 tribes lived here and displaced each other over the places they were living. Which tribe gets Alaska since they all lived there at one time. Don’t let a historical fact get in the way. The Plymouth settlers arrived at an uninhabited place. People did come here for religious freedom, to worship as they pleased and escape the persecution of England as well as other countries. Just don’t let a historical fact get in the way.

      • RLABruce

        The natives never formed the territory in which they lived into a single country; the Europeans did. The natives then never assimulated, waged war on us, lost and were put in reservations rather than disbanding their tribes. I thought we treated them fairly considering that violence is normal in starting a new country.

      • xvb

        systems just sowe can say we have a black guy and an Irish guy athere is no such thing as a native – everyone came here from somewhere else – no one sprang fromt he ground here – you make me want to puke. Indians invaded eachothers tribes as well you history rewriting wanker

    • Demitra

      Please, learn about the history of our country before you go around claiming what it was built on.
      America was founded because of people who wanted to escape religious discrimination. Christianity was NOT the only religion that flourished and was practiced here, nor was it what the Founding Fathers sculpted it around.

    • Joe

      Standing up for Christianity??? Really? By giving a discount for oil changes….

      Perfect example of why I don’t go to church any longer….

      I wonder how Christian an audit of his books would be…

      • Avenger

        Hey Joe…….You must not know the Bible or you must have been snoozing when believers are told to “preach the Gospel unto all the world”. Or maybe you attended a liberal church that never talked about salvation. This man was clearly doing his part by giving people the opportunity to learn about the Gosepel of Jesus Christ.

      • dfh

        wow sounds like you sat there but never listened – stop hating so much an dlisten – BTW it doesn’t say he was ripping people off in the name of Christianity – in fact he wasn’t doing anything in the name of Christianity – he is howevere trygint o beChristian in attempting to share the Word in a positive fashion – only someone really dark woudl equate that with selling oilchanges for Christ – you are a sad individual.

    • John

      No, this country was not built on Christianity. It was first settled by puritans and those who were against the Church of England. However, we did not go to war with England because of our religious beliefs. We revolted against England because we were servants of the empire with no representation and we had enough. The country was founded on not wanting to bow down to the crown.

      • Joseph

        To say the country was not built on Christianity is to be ignorant of history. From the Mayflower Compact to the Constitution the country and the government is and was rooted in Christianity. The motivations of colonists was to build a Christian nation or as they described the shining city on a hill. From the pulpits people were stirred and the cry of, “No king but king Jesus!” And for good measure the idea of no representation was rooted in the king appointing preachers to congregations in violation of the Biblical principle of churches choosing their leaders.

      • gary

        I suggest you try and not be so ignorant. Have you ever read the Treaty Of Tripoli. Unlike the bible which was not origiinally written in english the TOT was, and in plain english it say that in no way are we a christian nation.
        Probably not. Thomas Jefferson rewrote the bible, taking out all of the miracle nonsense. Were there christians, sure their were. This country was not founded as a religious country it was founded as a country in which you could beleive anything you wanted. Even if you beleive in nothing, which in my opinion is the only logica belief when it comes to the subject of gods.

      • xbxv

        @ JOseph – no it’s not to be ignorant – it’s to be dishonest and deceitful which is exaclty the behavior you’d exepct outof someone who is obviously biggoted and prejudiced against anythgin Christian.

    • boba.fet

      built on it? the last time I checked, the 1st few presidents were not exactly christian.

      • Joseph

        State facts or maybe you did not check very much. Maybe your view of Christianity is not the Biblical view of Christianity.

      • Avenger

        It would seem that George Washington was a Christian but Thomas Jefferson definately was not.

      • fgjg

        gee I wasn;t awar ethat the Presdient defined the country? What country do you live in? That’s exactly what we were trying to get away from (well the Puritans were). POH and dont; be dishonest enough to assume that the Puritans were a against Christianity because they were against the controlling nature of the Church of England. Jeferson was a desit who believed there was a God just wasn;t religious about it. That doesn;t mean he was against Christianity it means he was more apt to take an agnostic style view of things.

  • jeaux

    Is Jason Allen really serious trying to make something of nothing? Have you had any luck getting water out of a rock? And in your last statement….“The study of the Bible has many rewards. I’m not sure that God intended a lube discount to be among its many riches.”….Are you saying that God Intended our reward in riches to be “Buy 1 get 1 free”?? I’m not sure where you find that in a bible?

    • Avenger

      Get the Gospel out any way you can! God can use this whole controversy to make people aware of the Gospel!

      • dhfdh

        Exactly and Amen.

  • Gran

    This is a violation of Federal Law that prohibits businesses from discriminating against any customer based on their religion.

    • senior

      No discrimination involved, nitwit – – –
      Advantage offered – no requirement to avail Standard pricing applies across the board –

    • Sharra

      Gran – it would be a violation of his first amendment rights if we told him he could not stand up for what he believes in. Also, he did not descriminate against anyone for their religion or lack thereof. The coupon states that they only need to say the verse to get the discount. As the discrimination lawyer said, “the discount appears to be within the law”. Maybe it is high time that a christian files a discrimination lawsuit… and wins. Get over it.

    • Anna Rattler

      Maybe you didn’t really ready the article the attorney general said the coupon was perfectly leagal. If Mr. Wei wasn’t trying to make a mountain out of a molehill when he read the coupon took the time to research the verse then get there and cause all the commotion about what he was charged when in fact he was not held there at gun point to get his oil changes he was free to go some place else. I want the address for this business even if I don’t get the $19.99 oil change I will feel better spending my money with a christian.

      Thank God for you Mr,. Whittington….you know you are on the right path when the nasayer try to drag you down remember Psalms 71:3 (Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.) The work need more Charles Whittington do not change.

    • undertaker

      gran, you’re an idiot. learn to read an entire article before posting. he never required anyone be of a certain religion to get the discount. nor did he ever ask what religion they were or weren’t. tons of atheistic literary scholars look at the bible as purely fictitious, and can quote it without feeling like their rights are being violated. go put your head back in the sand where your comments also belong.

    • darrell

      please go to wherever it is you keep your meds and take the ones you have missed.

    • lygia

      the times Chic-fil-a has their “if you dress like a cow you get a free sandwich” sales, are those of us who choose not to dress like a cow discriminated against? NO! It is our choice not to dress like a cow, therefore; opting to pay full price for our meal. Same concept here. You can get your oil changed without quoting the Bible, you are opting not to participate and therefore you are required to pay full price. Nothing different, no discrimination. Maybe we need to look at the definition of discrimination….

    • Duane Ferrell

      Must be liberal anything they do not believe in is against the law. And like the other gentlemen can’t understand what he is reading.

    • Atheist Lawyer

      Wrong, Gran. It is not a violation of Federal Law. The coupon is not coercing someone under duress to accept Jesus Christ. The coupon is merely asking someone to recite a verse in the Bible. It’s a condition required for the discount. Kids get free meals at Chik-fil-a on certain days if they dress in their PJs. Others get free meals if they dress like cows. Another condition required for some discounts is to bring the physical coupon in. Or wear a Rangers jersey. Hell, if I were offered 75% off on rims at my Porsche dealership, I’d quote bin Laden, or stand on my head, or cover myself in relish and scream, “I’m a hot dog!”

      Relax, people. It’s just a condition for a discount.

      • USArmyCombatMedic

        Haha, you bin Laden quoting, head-standing hotdog…

        best post all day.

    • Scott Martin

      All they have to do is read the words…ever heard of “use the name _____ at checkout and receive a 5% discount”.

      Are you so unable to recite a verse? If so, then say – “Christians have in the bible that “For God so loved….”.

      No one is required to TAKE the offer, they are asked to recite the offer (John 3:16). Lighten up just a little…I know the verse has amazing power, but “ye doth protesteth too much.”

    • Kevin Pearson

      Anyone can quote a bible verse regardless of what their religion is. What would be the difference if we required someone to quote something from Shakespeare’s Julius Ceasar?

    • Avenger

      Sorry Gran, but the Constitution only prohibits CONGRESS (Federal Government) from making any law that respects an establishment of religion. This is a little off subject, but by showing preference to Muslims, the government is violating the Constitution.(The ACLU is now supporting allowing Muslim prayer in public schools). By the way, this man is violating no law and is discriminating against nobody. These customers are not being forced to learn the verse and they are not being forced to buy the product. Using your logic, a store is discriminating against customers with no coupns if they honor coupons from someone who has them.

    • dgh

      It absolutely is not you evil wretch. He coudl have put you must recite the Banan SPlits theme to get it – and if you didn’t woudlit be cartoon discrimination – get over your wasted self. You peopel are allergic to Chrisitanity becasue t it points out we are all faulted but you are so self absorbed you feel you are better than everyone else (ironically what you accuse Chrsitians fo practicing) and so you’d rather denounce the message bearers than have to face the standards.

  • JoAnn McCarty

    I hope Kwik Kar’s business triples with this story. I’m glad the owner is standing up for his beliefs. And the man complaining should be happy he is in a country where he can speak up.

  • Renee

    It seems all too often Christians are silenced because we might offend someone. What about us? Who will stand up and fight for our rights when we are offened? Thank you Mr. Whittington for standing up for what you believe in!

  • chetha

    Given the reviews/feedback from real customers about the quality of service that they are getting from this lube place (http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=13597866633638029541&q=Kwik+Kar+near+Custer+Road,+Plano,+TX&hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=m&z=14&vpsrc=0), this looks like he has come up with a wonderful PR tactic. With a little bit of help from news stations like CBS11 and looking at the comments of posters here, looke like it Is working very effectively :)

    • friscoGuy

      Have you ever noticed at a car lube place like this that your air-filter is always dirty, and they can replace it for $40? Even though a new one cost about $7 and a auto supply.

    • Kenneth H

      This is the correct location, doesn’t even come up on Google.
      I got this off the video from the Kwik Lube Sticker on the car.

      Kwik Kar Lube & Tune Car Wash
      (214) 547-0185

      10101 Custer Rd, Plano, TX 75025

  • Cindy Noble

    Gran- this would only be a violation if they refused to accept this customer. In this case, he simply is not eligible for the coupon discount. He is not being forced to have his car serviced here.
    Chic-fil-et has had a promotional day when, if a customer dresses up like a cow, they receive a free item. No one is being forced to dress like a cow, but if you do, you get the free item. What is the difference?
    God bless you, Mr. Whittington!!! May your business increase tenfold!

    • lygia

      my point exactly…..I pray to God that Mr. Whittington’s PR tactic catches on and business world wide follow suit. Its time we followed good examples, because we have followed negativity so long!

  • Shawn W Brown

    Christianity is the belief that a cosmic Jewish Zombie who was his own father can make you live forever if you symbolically eat his flesh and telepathically tell him you accept him as your master, so he can remove an evil force from your soul that is present in humanity because a rib-woman was convinced by a talking snake to eat from a magical tree… it makes great reading and works for some, but please don’t expect everyone to subscribe and please stop chastizing those that do.

    • Anna Rattler

      And you believe what??????

    • branwren

      I will stand with you Shawn.

      • Avenger

        Yes branwren, you will indeed stand with Shawn at The Great White Throne Judgement, where Jesus judges those who have rejected Him and then casts them into the Lake of Fire. Laugh if you want, but ask yourself this question: “What if I’m wrong”?


      …and people say Scientology is f-ed up (which it is)…

    • Bob

      At least you are fair, open minded, and non-judgmental…not.

    • Rocky

      you know as crazy as it sounds, your right WE are a bit off from the most people lol. But as a missionary, i can tell you the UNBELIVEABLE things i have seen, experienced and heard about in my travels, ALL through Jesus. you know the radical muslims who hate Christians and Jews (which i happen to be both.. let the reader understand lol) 1500 of them came to the faith of Jesus in one night. a 6 year old Muslim girl in Israel with 3rd degree burns healed instantly by a “Son of Man” showered in white light for all her family to see moments later and come to the faith of Jesus. A 16 yr old female jihadist from Gaza set to be a suicide bomber have a vision of man in a white robe and red sash, make her feel so much love that she abandons her own family, and faith (which she was willing to kill herself for) to believe in Jesus even unto her own death by her families hands. Yes we are a little off, but for GOOD reason, HE IS ALIVE AND IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.

    • Avenger

      Shawn…………..You will remember your foolish words when you are standing at “The Great White Throne Judgement”. Your only hope is to repent and accept Jesus Christ as your Savior. A good starting point would be for you to learn John 3:16.

  • Retha

    Marshall Weii is making a mountain out of a mole hill. All types of businesses have sales tactics. Some include wearing a spirit shirt for a free soda if the local team is in the playoffs. Getting free ice cream for wearing some costume. Mr. Wittington could have had people quote from “Romeo and Juliet” or the Declaration of Independence. If Weii didn’t want to quote John 3:16 that was his choice. He should expect to pay the higher price, and should have done so with out whining about it.

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  • Kenneth H

    It is time for Americans to take this country back!
    I do not care if you are Indian, Caucasian, Chinese, Hispanic, Italian, Black, White, Orange, Purple, Catholic, Baptist, Hindu, Buddhist, ….. This country was built on freedom and I suspect that is is why you are all here either directly or indirectly.

    Religion was one of those freedoms, still is; although cloudy because of the interpretation of some of our fearless leaders :-(

    If you don’t like it, you are free to leave and please do!

    Thanks Mr. Wittington for taking a stand!
    Thanks Mr. Weii for bringing this up with the media
    Seeing thsese post gives hope and makes me proud to be an American

    • Ruth Mehagan Smith

      Praise GOD he is getting Media coverage Mr Weii u did us a favor THANKS

    • branwren

      I see you have no respect for the Constitution. I may not agree with what you say but you do have the right to express your opinions without fear of reprisal. Telling others that they are free to leave this country because they don’t agree with YOUR OPINION definitely disrespects the Constitution which gives us ALL freedom of speech, not just you.

      • Finbar

        Read your comment to yourself a couple of times. It might become apparent to you how silly you are.

      • Frank Lee Scarlet

        Anyone is free to leave this country for any reason they may have. This is a fact, not disrespectful to the Constitution, or any individual, or any group of individuals. Merely a fact. Sorry if it doesn’t happen to agree with YOUR OPINION of the Constitution or the right to Freedom of Speech for Kenneth H.
        As for the article itself, Mr Wei was not “compelled” to do anything. He had three choices. 1) Quote the verse and receive the discount. 2) Don’t quote the verse and pay full price. 3) Take his business elsewhere. Instead, he chose to whine to the media about it. “Why can’t you treat me like others?” He got treated just like anyone else who didn’t quote the verse. What’s the problem?

    • aubreyfarmer

      Just wait. Either the southern poverty law center or the anti defamation league will file suit. Any mention of Jesus Christ is an affront to their Zohar and Talmud teachings. The Goy must be kept in line. We are a Zionist occupied nation and one day soon you will see freedom of religion become a thing of the past. What will be the pretext for suspension of our Constitution and Bill of Rights? Everything is in place. The Patriot Act was the last piece of the puzzle needed for a full on assault of our civil liberties.

  • Chris R.

    This is a PRIVATE BUSINESS, this is a FREE MARKET, if you don’t like it GO ELSEWHERE.

    This is called FREEDOM and we live in a free country. We have choices to whom we do business with. There are other lube places down the road if you don’t like it.

    Me, I’m quoting scripture for sure.

    • branwren

      This is religious discrimination if you can’t see that perhaps you should pray on the matter.

      • undertaker

        branwren, you have succeeded in getting tons more attention than you deserve with all of your comments. but honestly, you don’t know your constitution if you think this is religious discrimination or a violation of 1st amendment. whenever there’s a lawsuit concerning violation of 1st amendment, someone’s 1st amendment rights are ironically being violated in order to protect another’s.

      • Mikey

        Branwren, it’s not religious discrimination. He doesn’t have a sign saying No Jews like in National Socialist Germany. He’s not denying services to anyone based on their religion. He has a discount offered if you can tell him what John 3:16 says. If you think the very subject of religion in business or government is religious discrimination and/or unconstitutional, you are frightfully mistaken.

  • Alex

    I agree with him
    Jesus should be praised and bow to him and to his people
    now I do feel the holy spirit in me , have to go to the bathroom.
    Ciao ya’ll

    • P.T. Barnum

      If the fecal smear on the toilet resembles Mary or Jeebus, make sure to take a photo of it, drain the water, and turn it into a shrine. Charge $10 for admission.

  • Greta

    Surely what satan meant for evil, God has used for good! Now, this is Kingdom in action!

    • branwren

      The Bible says Satan will do 100 (or is 1000) good works to gain one soul. Don’t assume that everything you consider good was done by GOD.

      • Rob


        The Bible says Satan will do 100 (or is 1000) good works to gain one soul. Don’t assume that everything you consider good was done by GOD.

        What I think you meant to say was, Satan’s bible says “Satan will do 100 (or is 1000) good works to gain one soul” … because God’s Bible says nothing of the sort.

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