EDarr1776 at AOL.COM
Fri Aug 7 21:59:17 PDT 1998
I've read several articles about these promotions in other places. Does
anyone else remember the other cases?
I am particularly curious about the college team with a noon, Sunday broadcast
slot on ESPN (if I remember the tale correctly), who offered discounts or free
admission to anyone showing up with a church bulletin. It only took someone
who could tell time to realize that, since churches get out about noon, people
who took advantage of the offer would have had to have skipped the service.
Could that team argue as a defense against a claim of discrimination, that
their offer actually encouraged people to stay away from churches?
I tend to agree with J. E. McNeil that the offense is one of just not
thinking, and being unconsciously inhospitable.
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