On Thursday (Aug. 6), a handwritten board near the front door of Mary's Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem, N.C., announced that the restaurant would no longer offer a prayer discount. Photo by Bruce Chapman/Winston-Salem Journal *Note to eds: This photo may not be republished without permission from the Winston-Salem Journal. RNS editors: This photo may NOT be used with any other story. Do not republish.
(RNS) Mary's Gourmet Diner has stopped offering 15 percent discounts for praying customers after the Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to the owner to stop, calling it a violation of the Civil Rights Act.