UPDATE: According to WGHP, the restaurant has decided to stop offering the discount. Mary’s Gourmet Diner received a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation in Wisconsin informing her the policy is illegal, and threatened her with a lawsuit if she continued to offered the discount.


In what could be considered the bravest possible move in today’s progressive society, a North Carolina restaurant is offering customers a 15 percent discount if they make a point of praying before they eat.

Mary’s Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., recently began offering a special “grace” discount, ABC 13 reported. The family-owned restaurant is already at the center of a wave of local controversy.

The restaurant responded on Facebook to the controversy. 

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