Some businesses, such as the notorious Memories Pizza, in Indiana, have recently been celebrating the “right” to discriminate against people they don’t want to do business with, all in the name of their religion. Now, out of Oklahoma, comes a story of true Christian charity.
KFOR tells the story of Ashley Jiron, who owns a sandwich shop called “P.B. Jams,” in Warr Acres, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Jiron says that last week, when she took out the trash, she noticed that some bags she had placed in the trash had been torn open, and food had been taken out of them.
Jiron says that it really upset her that someone had to go digging through the trash to find food. So she decided to do something about it. She put up the following sign:
The sign will stay up, until the person comes in, Jiron says. She tells KFOR,
I think we’ve all been in that position where we needed someone’s help and we just needed someone to extend that hand and if I can be that one person to extend that hand to another human being then I will definitely do it.
Maybe businesses that have been seeking the right to discriminate against certain groups of people should take a page out of Ashley Jiron’s book, and reach out to people, rather than trying to push them away. After all, what would Jesus do?
Here’s a report, from KFOR:
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