This is crazy.
From National Review Online:
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 a massive backlash against the restaurant, Sneakers Bistro."INSENSITIVE"?
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.
How is it "insensitive"?
The sign isn't belittling those who don't eat pork. There's no attack on Muslims.
How is "Yield for Sneakers Bacon" offensive?
It's absolutely ridiculous. Not everyone eats bacon. So what? It's not as if we punish people for refusing to eat bacon in this country.
I rarely eat bacon, but bacon signs and bacon talk don't offend me. I don't feel threatened by it. Good grief.
During Lent, when people are eating meat on Fridays, and signs are promoting the consumption of meat, I don't get offended. That would be insane. I choose not to eat meat, but that doesn't mean any mention of meat is insensitive.
...“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.”This is really sickening.
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.”
I think the mayor of Winooski and the owners of Sneakers Bistro are crazy for taking the complaints seriously.
Of course, if the business was suffering because of the sign, then the owners acted appropriately, I guess; but to kowtow to the complaints from the "diverse community" is bad.