Auto Shop Owner’s Anti-Gay Facebook Post Leads To Death Threats

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GRANDVILLE, MI (WLNS) – A western Michigan auto shop owner writes he “would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person,” and now contends he’s being threatened.

Our media partners at MLive say Thursday that DieselTec owner Brian Klawiter wrote on his Grandville company’s Facebook page that “homosexuality is wrong” and won’t welcome “immoral behavior” at his business.

The comments sparked significant online backlash and some support. Klawiter later posted his family has received death threats.

A northern Indiana pizzeria temporarily closed after owners said their religious beliefs would keep them from catering a gay wedding. They supported a new religious objections law that sparked a state boycott and since has been revised.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has vowed to veto such a bill unless lawmakers extended anti-discrimination protections to gays.

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