flying_pigsThe following article by the online National Review’s, Andrew Johnson, has reported that a Muslim women has taken issue with a sign advertising bacon at a Vermont diner.

It does, however, make one wonder if the sign would be taken down if the person complaining happened to be Jewish (Jews don’t eat pork and we never hear them complain) or perhaps a Christian stating that the stewed sheep’s eye sign at the diner made him/her feel like throwing up:

A sign advertising the bacon at a Vermont diner has been taken down after a Muslim resident complained about the sign on the Internet and sparked to a massive backlash campaign towards Sneakers Bistro.

In June, in return for taking part in a local volunteer initiative to plant flower beds in the city’s traffic medians, the diner was awarded a sign on a lamp post that said “Yield for Sneakers Bacon.” A woman took issue with the sign, calling it insensitive to those who don’t eat pork, according to WPTZ.

The woman’s objection, which she posted online, prompted several Facebook and Yelp comments calling on Sneakers Bistro to take down the sign. The diner’s owners contacted the woman to apologize and tell her the sign has been removed.

“We are here to serve people breakfast, not politics,” the owners wrote in a separate Facebook post over the weekend. “We removed the sign that was located on public property as a gesture of respect for our diverse community.”

The mayor of the town, Winooski, Vt., commended the diner for taking down the sign. “The cool part of living in a diverse community is that it’s not always comfortable,” Mayor Katherine “Deac” Decarreau told the television network. “It’s a fascinating place with lots of opportunities for conversation. The city has to pay attention to a lot of factors while acting within what we can regulate.”

Winooski is “a fabulous artist mecca,” Mayor Deac has told the Center for Media and Democracy. “Winooski has always welcomed immigrants,” she said, “including my ancestors who spoke only French in 1835 when they arrived here.”

1 Comment on Vermont diner’s bacon sign taken down for offending Muslims

  1. Jennannef says:

    Seriously. Our country is based on Christianity. Displaying a bacon sign doesn’t offend me. To each their own with their choice of religion. If a Christian was offended in Austin county at a restaurant, Muslims would care less and tell us to get a life and get out of their country.

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