15% discount if you pray in public at this NC restaurant

When you dine out, do you say grace?
I do! Even though — correction: especially because — I live in a bastion of the Left, aka the Belly of the Beast. LOL
Benjamin Fearnow reports for CBS Charlotte, Aug. 1, 2014, that a restaurant in Winston-Salem, NC, Mary’s Gourmet Diner, rewards public prayers by taking  15% off the bill of any diner who pray in public over his/her meal.
This became news when Jordan Smith dined there and took a photo of her receipt which was shared on the Facebook page of a Christian radio station in Orlando, FL.
Mary's Gourmet Diner receiptThe photo quickly received thousands of shares, which prompted the restaurant to confirm on its own Facebook page: “Yes, if we see you praying, you get 15% off your bill.”
Smith told HLN Television that she and three other people at her table “talked about how wonderful that is and what a cool thing it is that they do [that] as business owners.” She said her group at the diner simply “prayed over our meal and the waitress came over at the end of the meal and said, ‘Just so you know, we gave you a 15% discount for praying.’”
Smith said she’d never seen or heard of such a “Praying in Public” discount before. She was surprised by the thousands of shares and likes on Facebook, “I just honestly posted it to my Facebook page and it’s been really fun to see where it’s gone from there.”
Mary’s Gourmet Diner is grateful for the publicity and posted “Thanks!! We could use some blessings!!!!!!!” on their Facebook page.
Mary's Gourmet Diner
Here’s contact info for Mary’s Gourmet Diner, formerly called Breakfast of Course:
Location: 723 Trade Street, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101
Phone : (336) 723-7239
Email : hello@marysgourmetdiner.net
Click here for their hours

UPDATE (Aug. 10, 2014):

Mary’s Gourmet Diner has discontinued the discount after atheists from the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter to the diner saying the discount was discriminatory and a violation of the Civil Rights Act. (Source: Clash Daily)
H/t FOTM’s CSM
~Eowyn

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surfercajun
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surfercajun

Yes, if we see you praying, you get 15% off your bill.”……I know that is great and all, but I only deeps care if my Father hears and sees me… not the public. 🙂

Paul H. Lemmen
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Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

pnordman
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Fantastic! Thanks for sharing this, Dr. Eowyn….

Northerngirl
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Northerngirl

I think it’s great. More people need to be thankful for the blessing that they have and seeing someone pray in a restaurant can be a great reminder of that.

judy
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judy

So thankful I was taught to pray before each meal. I love the assurance that I have that the Lord hears me and protects me from anything that might harm me.

Peter
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Peter

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1)
“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.…” (Matthew 6:5)

Dave
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Dave

Given that this country isn’t America anymore, I’m sure some atheist group will be screaming “discrimination” any day now.
-Dave

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joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this uplifting post! Last Tuesday, some of us Catholic ladies went to lunch to celebrate birthdays for two ladies. Before we began to eat, we said the Grace Before Meals and everyone could hear us. But since a picture of Our Lord, Jesus, is on the wall in the establishment where we ate, everyone was happy.

Northerngirl
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Northerngirl

Once again our country caves to the rabid few that together have the intelligence of a fruit gnat.

Irene
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Irene

We in NJ salute you Mary, stand up to thugs who want to give orders!
I pray where I please…Yup..there are those in America saying ” Convert or be killed too, ” All terrorists aren’t where we think they are!