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Recite a Bible Verse and Get 50% Off Your Car's Oil Change: Righteous Bargain or Religious Discrimination?

Would you like to get 50% off your car's oil change? All you have to do at the Kwik Kar Lube & Service in Plano, Texas, is recite a Bible verse.

Store owner Charlie Whittington is standing by what he asking customers to do for a deal. “If I’m standing for what I believe, so be it,” he said. “Bring it on.”

The verse is popular for containing the central beliefs of traditional Christianity:

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)

Whittington said he did it as a conversation starter in an effort to talk to people about what he believes.

“It’s one thing about America,” he said. “You can go and do what you want. I’m not making you do anything and I’m tired of people making me do something.”

Is it a righteous bargain or religious discrimination? Would you recite a biblical verse even if you're an atheist simply to get the deal?

Link - via The Week


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How about this one?

"The people of Samaria must bear the consequences of their guilt because they rebelled against their God. They will be killed by an invading army, their little ones dashed to death against the ground, their pregnant women ripped open by swords." (Hosea 13:16)
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If he is giving the discount only for Chritians, then it would indeed discrimination. However, I am not sure if just asking someone to recite something from a religion counts.

For those that think it is no big deal to expect someone to say a Bible verse for a discount, I hope you have the same position if the guy was asking you to recite something from the quran or other religion.

I am amazed he could give 50% discounts. That is quite a markup!!
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