April 17, 2015
Brian Klawiter, an automotive repair business owner from Grandville, Michigan, has been subjected to numerous death threats against himself, his family, and his friends after publicly posting on his business’s Jewbook page that he would refuse service to openly homo individuals.
Less importantly, he also stated that people who carry firearms will receive a discount.
While Klawiter acknowledges that the post could be viewed as offensive, he says he doesn’t regret writing it.
“I think I exercised a little more freedom than I would on a news broadcast,” Klawiter said of his post, adding that he didn’t expect the post to get the attention it has. “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 isn’t asking clientele about their sexuality, but is emphatic that he won’t tolerate “outward” affectionate behavior between same-sex couples.
Asked to consider his post from the eyes of a person who is gay, Klawiter responded:
“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.”
You can read Klawiter’s full Jewbook post here. Yes, he is your typical kosher conservative who denies that he’s a racist and whatnot. But we should all commend him for making such a bold statement in the face of the depravity that the U.S. currently wallows in.