A Michigan auto repair shop has been vandalized after the owner posted on his business’s Facebook page that his shop would refuse service to people who were “openly gay.” Dieseltec’s owner, Brian Klawiter, found some broken windows and graffiti sprayed on his building and vehicles Tuesday morning. Mr. Klawiter’s Facebook posting was about appropriate behavior in his place of business.
But I did choose homosexuality as an example when I spoke about immoral behavior. But that’s definitely become the hot-button issue. I did speak about guns. They are welcome in my shop so much so that I have offered discounts for those that want to carry their weapon into my shop.
The harassment has gone beyond broken windows and graffiti. There have been inappropriate threats and messages against Klawiter, his employees, and their families on the company’s answering machine. Mr. Klawiter never experienced any problems before he posted his viewpoints about gun rights, dishonesty, thievery, as well as homosexuality. Klawiter said that he was compelled to post his opinions to make people aware of the changes that are happening in society.
This is a message that needs to be out there. People need to start looking around them. Ask me why and I say why not.
Mr. Klawiter is continuing to stand his ground even after the backlash. The very least his detractors can do is have the courage to speak to him directly rather than stoop to cowardly acts of vandalism and threats.
I believe that we need to stop being politically correct and start being correct. If I said something that offended you, call me out on it. But, let’s be adults about it.
Mr. Klawiter is expressing his views as a Christian and is exercising his First Amendment rights. He voiced his opinion because he is tired of society’s constant drumbeat in favor of immoral behavior. The homosexual community demands that everybody be tolerant of their lifestyle; yet when someone disapproves, there is an attempt to silence him. Isn’t tolerance supposed to be a two-way street?
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