Michigan business owner says bring in guns, but gays should stay away

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GRANVILLE, Mich. -- A Michigan man is facing major backlash after statements he posted on his company's Facebook page.

Brian Klawiter, who owns the diesel repair and performance shop Dieseltec, wrote that homosexuality is immoral. He said he would refuse service to “an openly gay person or persons," and offered to give discounts to customers who brought guns into his store.

Following that post, hundreds of people responded both in support and against his statement. Klawiter told WXMI that most of the feedback has been negative.

Several said on Facebook that they hoped he would lose business, and some showed up outside Dieseltec to protest Klawiter’s comments.

Another Facebook post Thursday morning says “…If you have an opposing view to mine that IS OK, what is NOT OK is threats to kill me, my family and friends; threats to burn down my shop and my home.”