“A Michigan car repair shop owner says openly gay people are not welcome at his business. And gun owners are. Brian Klawiter owns Dieseltec shop in Grandville. In a statement this week on his company Facebook page, he urged gun owners to visit his business, promising a discount for those who do. His post said: “Enough is enough,” declaring that the voices of conservative Americans are getting drowned out. He pledged to operate his business the way he sees fit.
“He said: “I am a Christian. My company will be run in a way that reflects that. Dishonesty, thievery, immoral behavior, etc. will not be welcomed. I would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons. Homosexuality is wrong, period.” In a follow-up post, he said those who oppose his views can do so – without threatening to kill his family and friends. “I will stand firm on my views and will not back down,” he said.
“Klawiter said conservative Americans are entitled to free speech, too. “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. Well, freedom of speech isn’t just for liberals.” He also told CNN affiliate WOOD TV he had to contact local authorities after protesters showed up at his home. He said he’s received death threats and hundreds of calls from all over the country.
“Klawiter said he’s not asking customers about their sexuality, but same-sex couples who exhibit affectionate behavior openly will not get service. Discrimination based on sexual orientation is not prohibited in Michigan, but some municipalities have laws against it, according to the affiliate. Grandville is not one of them.
In an exclusive statement to Newslo, Klawiter revealed that “gun owners aren’t automatically good people just because they own weapons, but that one is much safer with them around, considering the fact that a guy can turn his back to them and not worry if they’ll be checking out his rear end.”
“Owning a gun doesn’t make you an OK person from the get-go, that’s obvious,” Klawiter said. “But, it does make me, and I’m now expressing my own, personal opinion, feel much safer to be around them than to have a gay person checking me out every time I’m walking away. It is my right as a white American to not be molested by the presence of gay people, and therefore I have every right to protect myself, my children and my employees against the evil that are homosexuals.”