Atheist discrimination is a real thing, even though some try to downgrade its seriousness, but thankfully some in the system are seeing it for what it is. Consider this latest story a win for atheism and anyone else who values fairness and equal treatment. A settlement was reached on Nov. 28th by the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) that will now make Prudhomme's Lost Cajun Kitchen offer discounts on Sundays to all faiths (and non-faiths). This entire discrimination complaint could have been avoided had the owner of the restaurant removed "church" from their pamphlets in the first place -- but they refused.
This all began when the restaurant offered 10 percent discounts to customers who provided "church bulletins" upon paying for their meals on Sundays. The owner of the restaurant claims that this was to attract customers during the "Sunday lull," but it appears that there were ulterior motives as well since they refused to make this a fair and balanced discount system. When they were asked by atheist interests to be more fair in offering discounts on Sunday, they declined, resulting in an official complaint.
Crime analyst, profiler & future criminologist Chelsea Hoffman can be found on Huffington Post or Chelsea Hoffman: Case to Case. You can follow her on Twitter @TheRealChelseaH or contact her via her personal blog. Fan the Facebook page for updates on missing persons cases, issues in civil rights and details on Chelsea's fiction works.