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Bad Idea of the Day: Billboard Suggesting Restaurant With 'No Muslims'

It's been a while since we featured something from the "Just because something may not be illegal doesn't make it a good idea" files.

But today, courtesy of FindLaw's Free Enterprise blog, we've got a prime example. Free Enterprise has the story of an Alabama business owner who thought he was providing a public service by advising his neighbors about local restaurants where it might be "safe" to eat.

Why don't you just take a look at the photo of the billboard, as shown on the ABC 33/40 website:

Mind you, the man responsible for the billboard, Chuck Biddinger, doesn't own a restaurant, but an electronics repair shop. He claimed that the statement on the billboard was merely one in a series of rotating "jokes" that he likes to post to keep things fresh.

And then he said this:

"Muslims do not eat pork. And, uh, it's a known fact, Muslims have tried to commit crimes in this country," Biddinger said told the local ABC affiliate ABC 33/40. He continued, "I'm not a politically correct person, don't claim to be, never have been."

And this:

 "For the local area, if I offend a few Muslims, there will be a lot of people who support it," he said. "Not to mention, all the coverage of his repair shop from the sign is good for business ... I believe it's a positive."

Way to go, Chuck. Luckily, I think the odds are minuscule that I will ever find myself in need of sewer cam repair in East Lake, Ala.

Posted by Eric Lipman on December 16, 2010 at 11:42 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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