Dieseltech Owner Tries — and Fails — to Defend Himself

After the uproar over his public declaration that he would refuse to fix the vehicle of anyone who is “openly gay,” the owner of Dieseltec in Grand Rapids posted a lame and dishonest attempt to defend himself to Facebook. He managed to shove a whole lot of stupid and inconsistent into only a few paragraphs.

An unbelievable amount of things have been said about me but the most prevalent has been the idea that Jesus wouldn’t have turned away homosexuals (or similar type statements). He wouldn’t. However, Jesus did not have young children to protect.

Seriously? You think that if you fix a gay person’s car, they’re going to hurt your children? Are you really that fucking stupid and bigoted?

My family can not watch TV or go to very public places anymore without being exposed to a disturbing amount of evil. What rights are the LGBT fighting for? Is it the right to expose our children to their naked bodies while participating in a gay pride parade? How is that equality?

What does that have to do with you discriminating against gay people, exactly? Oh, nothing. Right.

I am not a hateful person. I am a frustrated person. The environments that I have control over (where I am responsible for what occurs) including my business and my home will be protected from evil to the best of my ability.

See, that’s your problem. You think the very existence of gay people is “evil.” Because you’re a bigot and an ignoramus. But why just gay people? Do you refuse to fix the cars of people who are divorced? The Bible calls divorce a sin just like homosexuality. Do you refuse to fix the cars of, say, people who commit violent crimes? People like…you, coincidentally, since you were convicted of assault and battery. That sounds a lot more “evil” than being gay to me.

When I encounter people in public I am an all inclusive and loving person (well I try hard to be, we are ALL sinners). This is evidenced by my firm dedication to public service as a Firefighter and a Paramedic for many years.

Wow, that’s something you rarely see — a reverse ad hominem. You’re a good person because you do something totally irrelevant to the issue at hand. Well played, sir. Still dumb and irrelevant, but I’ll give you a 9.5 for the attempt.

I understand that most of you in opposition to me, need me to be a bad person to help you justify your own hurt and need for healing.

Wait, the guy who repeatedly calls all gay people “evil” is complaining that others see him as a bad person? That’s just precious.

I did not choose to single out homosexuality. The media and many of you did that.

That’s a rather ridiculous lie. No one came and asked you for your opinion, you were the one who publicly declared that you would discriminate against gay people, totally unsolicited. Do you really think people are stupid enough to buy this bullshit?

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  • joe321

    Seriously? You think that if you fix a gay person’s car, they’re going to hurt your children? Are you really that fucking stupid and bigoted?

    I will assume that question is rhetorical!

  • http://en.gravatar.com/mrupright Mr. Upright

    The McCain 2008 staff perfected the “reverse ad hominem.” For example, when McCain was not in the “cone of silence” while Obama was answering Rick Warren’s questions in that weird “debate,” Nicole Wallace said “The insinuation from the Obama campaign that John McCain, a former prisoner of war, cheated is outrageous.”

    You can’t beat that for reverse ad hominem.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/18/us/politics/18mccain.html

  • A Hermit

    And the Streisand effect is kicking in as stuff like this starts turning up in his facebook comments…warnings about second rate work and shady business dealings…from 2013:

    http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/general-diesel-discussion/563483-chop-shop-diesel-repair.html?hc_location=ufi

  • Chiroptera

    What rights are the LGBT fighting for?

    Well, the right to have their cars fixed just like anyone else’s car, for one.

  • John Pieret

    Do you really think people are stupid enough to buy this bullshit?

    He’s stupid enough to think people are stupid enough to buy this bullshit.

  • sugarfrosted

    Another struggling business owner trying to cash out. His hatred is probably real, but he only publicly said th e initial statement to cash out.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I can’t wait for him to join Joe the Plumber, and cross this great Nation for their Unlicensed America Tour. Reserve your seat now for only $39.95 (or two for $99.95)!

  • Chiroptera

    My family can not watch TV or go to very public places anymore without being exposed to a disturbing amount of evil. What rights are the LGBT fighting for? Is it the right to expose our children to their naked bodies while participating in a gay pride parade?

    What? Do they have gay pride parades every single day down every single street?

    Seriously, these things are advertised in advanced and have their routes marked; on the one day of the year that they have a gay pride parade, it’s kind of easy to avoid them.

    And do they even have gay pride parades in Grand Rapids where people show off their naked bodies?

    How is that equality?

    If people are allowed to show off their naked bodies in non-gay specific events, then the answer to that question is kind of self-evident.

  • Larry

    Another person in the long, long line of those who don’t grasp the concept of actions having consequences, the corollary also being ignored that when those consequences turn negative and put you in a hole, stop digging.

    I do admit, however, it is kind of fun to watch.

  • http://onhandcomments.blogspot.com/ left0ver1under

    You think that if you fix a gay person’s car, they’re going to hurt your children?

    Well, if he’s as incompetent at fixing cars as he is as reasoning, then yes, their cars pose a danger.

    Then again, everyone else’s cars will be deathtraps. Maybe he shouldn’t be in business if that’s the case.

  • dugglebogey

    It must be weird living in Grand Rapids where they host gay pride parades every single day of the year.

  • dugglebogey

    Aw, Chiro got me first. I yeild, nicely done!

  • gog

    Part of being a firefighter/paramedic is to take seriously the duty to preserve life and property. So, let’s say he made good on his statements about deliberately botching a repair job for a gay person, causing them to crash their car nearby. Would he then respond to the subsequent rescue call and save the life of the person he endangered in the first place?

    If this guy worked for my local fire company I would petition to have him suspended until he showed some decency and apologized for real.

  • azpaul3

    Is it the right to expose our children to their naked bodies while participating in a gay pride parade? How is that equality?

    He’s right. It’s not equality. This is discrimination against us straight guys. I have to go to a bar and pay a cover charge to see a bunch of naked straight women parading around. It’s just not fair.

  • whheydt

    Re: azpaul3 @ #14….

    That the naked women at your bar are straight is a really BIG assumption.

  • azpaul3

    #15

    Not in my fantasies.

    :-))

  • grumpyoldfart

    He wants to protect his children, but he has made their life even tougher. The other kids will bully them for years about the way their father is being ridiculed today.

    (Looks like his facebook page has closed up for a while)

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    And do they even have gay pride parades in Grand Rapids where people show off their naked bodies?

    To be fair, he didn’t mean naked naked, he meant men-wearing-nothing-but-skimpy-lil-shorts naked — like pro wrestling, which, btw, is something very god-fearing and wholesome that he and his family enjoy together all the time — and it’s not the same thing at all, it’s totally different, so shut up.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Naked Gay Pride Parades could easily become the leading tourist attraction of Grand Rapids.

    No, I can’t name any other GR tourist attractions right now, either…

  • carpenterman

    You know, nobody’s asking the question, *How does he know which customers are gay?* Do they parade in naked and sing (with pride), “My engine’s running rough and there’s a leak in the radiator!”? Or does he think he’s never worked on a gay person’s car before?

    Maybe he’s afraid he’ll catch gay cooties from the steering wheel or something.

  • Artor

    (well I try hard to be, we are ALL sinners)

    Speak for yourself Jackass!

    Do you really think people are stupid enough to buy this bullshit?

    Well it seems like Klawiter is too stupid to understand that most people are smarter than he is. It sounds plausible to him, so it should be plausible to everyone, right?

  • comfychair

    He’s just realized that his clever plan for self-crucifixion missed that crucial detail about how to get that last nail in.

  • http://www.aquaticape.org anthrosciguy

    Your estimate for that clutch is… Hey, wait a second; is that shirt a poly-cotton blend?

  • Reginald Selkirk

    However, Jesus did not have young children to protect.

    Jesus, the creepy hippy who said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” You wold probably want to protect your children from him. I don’t think Jesus would be popular with Christians if he showed up today.

  • rietpluim

    Why do these loons always start about protecting children and completely forget about children who are gay?

  • hunter

    Strange — in Chicago, people from all over the city and suburbs bring their kids to watch the Gay Pride parade. The naked (or nearly naked) dancers are especially popular.

    Oh, right — Grand Rapids. Got it.

  • hunter

    rietpluim @25: they’re not trying to protect them from harm, they’re trying to protect them from reality.