‘Christian’ Auto Repair Shop Announces ‘No Gays’ Policy Because ‘Freedom’ (SCREENSHOTS/VIDEO)

If there’s one thing “Christian” businesses have learned from what recently happened in Indiana with Memories Pizza, it’s that one can openly discriminate against segments of the population and face absolutely zero repercussions for doing so — in fact, homophobes from across the nation will throw money at someone who is loud enough about their decision to join their bigotry with their business.

Perhaps because they are a bunch of bigots, or perhaps because they want to cash in on the new business model of cashing in on homophobic hatred, Michigan auto repair shop Dieseltec announced on Tuesday that they will not only be offering a discount to those who bring a gun with them (except for on-duty cops, because the owner believes he owns their guns) — but they will not (under any circumstances) service an LGBT individual’s vehicle.

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“Enough is enough,” Dieseltec owner Brian Klawiter wrote in a Facebook post. “Our rights as conservative Americans are being squashed more and more everyday. Apparently if you are white (or close to it), you have a job, go to church, and own a gun… That translates into racists, privileged, bigot, conspiracy theorist.”

“Too many of us say nothing,” the post continues. “Well, freedom of speech isn’t just for Liberals, THEY are the ones that need to learn to ‘co-exist’, THEY are the ones who need to WORK to be ‘equal’.”

Klawiter explained that Dieseltec has the right to operate as they see fit — including, of course, by practicing blatant hatred. The owner vowed not only to not serve gay people, but to sabotage their vehicles in a manner that would likely cause deaths if they press the issue:

I am a Christian. 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.)

As for black people, Klawiter says “I am not racists, you are for assuming I am, however, I am really quick to judge.” He simply believes that “if it acts like a duck, and quacks like a duck…”

“I think I exercised a little more freedom than I would on a news broadcast,” Klawiter told Wood TV, adding that he was surprised his open announcement that he will discriminate has been getting so much attention. “If you have a vehicle that needs to be repaired, we’d be happy to do that for you. But if you want to come in here with your boyfriend and you want to openly display that, that’s just not going to be tolerated here. We don’t believe that here.”

Klawiter says he is not asking his clients about their sexuality, but if he can tell — they’re out. Asked to consider his policies from the eyes of a gay man, the bigoted business owner explained:

“I think it would be made pretty clear to me that I’m not welcome there, which I would almost consider that enlightening. I would know exactly where not to go.”

As is tradition, Dieseltec’s Yelp page filled quickly with reviews condemning the owner’s hateful words — or simply mocking Klawiter:

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Though he openly victimizes others, Klawiter is determined to play the victim. While it’s unlikely he has actually received threats (though, as he threatened to “fix” vehicles in a manner that would murder LGBT individuals, it would not be surprising if he did receive a few), he claims that his “Christian” views have led to him being threatened:

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Despite his horrific bigotry, Klawiter may become a driving force in fixing some of Michigan’s laws. Orientation-based discrimination is completely legal in the state of Michigan, though some local ordinances do protect the rights of all their citizens. However Grandville, where Dieseltec is located, has nothing on the books to protect residents from people like Klawiter.

Grandville Mayor Steve Maas says that he is open to discussing legislation to protect LGBT individuals, but the citizens would need to ask for it. “There are many people who have deeply held, sincerely held, very conservative religious and political beliefs. But on the other hand, that same group of people is a very kind group of people that does not tolerate bigotry and intolerance, so it would be very interesting to see that debate,” Maas said.

Klawiter, of course, opposes such legislation. “I’ve chosen to put God first in my life and that he owns everything in me and my business and beyond,” he said. “Since that becomes a priority, I can’t sacrifice on those morals.”

Watch a report on Klawiter’s bigotry, below:


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