Things are playing out just as we predicted with Brian Klawiter, the Michigan auto shop worker who announced earlier this week that he was morally opposed to servicing vehicles belonging to gay people because Jesus wouldn’t like it.
The God-fearing mechanic now claims he has received death threats against himself and his family, as well as threats to burn down his business and his home.
But don’t think he’s letting that get the best of him. He’s tough. He’s a fighter. At least, for now.
“I will stand firm on my views and will not back down,” he wrote in a Facebook post published yesterday.
“If we both have the right to our opinions at what point does it become acceptable to destroy someones [sic] reputation,” he continues.
Brian, if you’re reading, the only person who “destroyed your reputation” was you, when you chose to go on your local news station and spew all sorts of nonsense then write an unprovoked Facebook rant about how the bible dictates that you shouldn’t service any cars belonging to a gay “person or persons.”
Klawiter says he is now organizing a rally/barbecue this weekend and he is encouraging all his fellow Christians to BYOB as well as “something for us to cook,” their guns, God, and their freedom.
Here’s his latest Facebook rant in full:
Listen up folks, If you have an opposing view to mine that IS OK, what is NOT OK is threats to kill me, my family, and friends; threats to burn down my shop and my home. I will stand firm on my views and will not back down. I said I am a christian and I think any true (as you all like to call it) christian would readily admit they are a sinner, as am i, and that we practice our religion: i.e. try to get better at it. I am NOT Jesus. What he did was perfect and as far as what he would do I will not speculate as I am merely broken flesh. The Bible has been at the center of debate many times and left subject to interpretation. My interpretation is different than yours. I did not ask to debate sin, however, I am being reminded of mixed fabrics and eating shellfish… so can we all agree then that homosexuality is a sin? If it is then we should always make an effort to move away from sin right? If its not then why are you offended? Enough about that, I am not qualified nor worthy to get in to theology. I set some ground rules for how I operate my life; do I not have the right to do that? If we both have the right to our opinions at what point does it become acceptable to destroy someones reputation, and the reputation of everyone they know, threaten to kill and destroy because you disagree. The evil in this situation is clearly identifiable. Just read the comments below. I never threatened to intentionally put someones vehicle together wrong, use you sense, (although it may not have been the best way to elaborate) You need a bolt and a nut to hold something together, two bolts can not, and two nuts can not, you must have one of each, a male and a female. Get it now?……………………………………. To all of our supporters, there is a semi-local preacher of some kind rallying a protest tomorrow Sat. 12:00-2p, they are gonna “occupy” something near by. We invite our supporters to join us for some fellowship, we will roll out the grill (bring something for us to cook up for you, and byob) and we can enjoy a sunny afternoon together with our guns, our God, our freedom.