WBMA-TV (Brimingham), Dec. 8, 2010
The Electronic Repair Company in East Lake is getting a lot of traffic these days all because of a sign outside the business.
[Owner Chuck] Biddinger says the sign, which reads “BBQ pork restaurant is safest . . . no Muslims inside,” is harmless.
“Muslims do not eat pork,” he said. “It’s a known fact that Muslims have tried to commit crimes in this country.”
Some locals around the area gave a mixed response.
“I think it’s hilarious to me that they would feel that way,” one man said. “But I’m not offended about it at all.”
“I would be offended if I was Muslim,” Keshia Carter said.
Carter says she drives by ERC regularly and is familiar with Biddinger’s billboard humor.
“He does go far, but a lot of it is truthful,” she said. “But when you start getting into race and religion . . . people feel strongly.”
But Biddinger claims it’s not about race or religion. He says it’s just a joke.
“I’m not a politically correct person and I don’t claim to be,” he said. “I never have been.”