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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Car Center Requires Customers to Recite Bible Verse to Redeem Coupon for Oil Change... - ‘For God So Loved The World’ -

Car Center Requires Customers to Recite Bible Verse to Redeem Coupon for Oil Change... - ‘For God So Loved The World’ -


A Collin County business offering customers a break on the price of an oil change is requiring a little more than just bringing in a coupon.
Customers are being asked to quote a Bible verse, and some of them are finding out that if they won’t it will cost them.
Resident Marshall Wei, who had been to the Kwik Kar on Custer Road in Plano before, was happy to find the coupon hanging on his door last week.
Above the promised $19.99 price though, the coupon says customers must quote the New Testament verse John 3:16 to get the deal.
“I think maybe I forgot exactly what it is, and I needed to go look it up online,” Wei said
With the verse in hand, Wei drove to the store and pulled into the garage, but as he waited he started having second thoughts about the offer.
“Why should I be compelled to quote something I do not feel comfortable to quote?” he asked.
After a short discussion with a store manager about the verse, he declined to recite it, and ended up paying more than $46 for the service, more than twice what he expected.

“I’m paying you,” Wei said. “Why can’t you treat me like others?”

Store owner Charlie Whittington is standing by what he asking customers to do for a deal.  “If I’m standing for what I believe, so be it,” he said. “Bring it on.”
The verse is popular for containing the central beliefs of traditional Christianity:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)
Read more - 
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/09/28/for-god-so-loved-the-world-for-a-19-99-oil-change/



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