Following on the heels of last week’s attack of a Christian federal judge by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, anti-Christian rhetoric can sometimes be found at places like your local Dairy Queen.
A Wisconsin Dairy Queen owner has created controversy for a sign he posted in his store window letting customers know they find him to be “politically incorrect.”
The sign which has been in owner Kevin Scheunemann window for four years, reads:
“This restaurant is politically incorrect.” The poster continues that the restaurant owner and employees “have been known to say” things like “Merry Christmas,” Happy Easter,” and “God Bless America,” and give away free ice cream sundaes to veterans on Veterans Day. The bottom of the sign, in large letters, reads: “In God We Trust.”
The sign had initially been posted after a customer complained about hearing Christian music in the store.
Scheunemann decided he would warn people about the values of those who worked at the store, which focus on “God and country.”
Scheunemann told the local CBS affiliate:
“I felt the sign was appropriate to hang in terms of being transparent about the views of the owner and staff supporting God and country. It just seems that those kinds of values and principles are becoming controversial in society.”
He said he once even had a customer who was offended at the offer of free ice cream for veterans.
Scheunemann doesn’t want his customers to feel uncomfortable and says he’s happy to speak with anyone about the sign and make them feel comfortable with what it says.
Additionally, he said he would be willing to make arrangements so that a customer wouldn’t have to see any expression of God or country.
Dairy Queen released the following statement after the local news station asked for a response to Scheunemann’s sign:
“American Dairy Queen Corporation does not encourage our independently owned and operated franchisees to post non-business related messages in their locations or on their external reader boards. This sign expresses the views of this independent owner only and does not speak for ADQ Corporation or any of our other independent franchise owners. We expect our franchisees and employees to treat every person who walks through our doors with the utmost dignity and respect. Nothing less is acceptable.”
Most everyone in the town supports what Scheunemann is doing and feel it’s his right to run his business they way he wants.
April Serwe who owns a local bar in town said, “You don’t have to walk in if you don’t agree with it.”
Others say that most people in town share the same values and a sign isn’t really needed.
Liz Torrison, a local resident said, “In this small community, I don’t think it’s a problem. We’re all just liking each other and having fun.”
It appears that common sense is alive and well in this small Wisconsin town.
Perhaps some of the senators in Washington, D.C. might want to stop by and let Scheunemann explain to them why it’s okay to believe in God and not be afraid to show it.
Whether you’re running an ice cream store or looking to fill an empty federal judge seat, no Christian should ever have to explain why their beliefs make them appear “politically incorrect” to others or cause doubt as to their fitness for a federal position.
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