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Mo. shop owner apologizes for briefly barring religious skeptics from his 'Christian Business'
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) ' A Missouri gelato shop owner has apologized for briefly posting a sign in his store window informing those in town for a convention of religious skeptics that they were not welcome at his Christian business.
Andy Drennen apologized in a letter posted Monday on the website Reddit. He says he posted the hastily drawn sign in his Springfield shop, Gelato Mio, on Saturday after seeing someone attending Skepticon delivering a mock sermon and cursing the Bible.
The sign read: "Skepticism is NOT welcomed to my Christian Business."
Dreenen says his response was impulsive and "was completely wrong and unacceptable."
He says he removed the sign after about 10 minutes. But The Springfield News-Leader reports that a photo of the sign posted online led to a flood of angry emails.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com