Fox News host Jesse Watters claimed on his show on Tuesday that he and his family were asked to leave a restaurant in New York City for praying over their food.
Watters said that he and his family were at the restaurant, which he did not name, on Monday night when he began to pray over his food. He said that a waiter came over and told him that the restaurant’s policy was that customers were not allowed to pray over their food.
Watters said that he was “shocked” by the incident and that he felt like he was being discriminated against because of his religion. He said that he and his family left the restaurant immediately.
The restaurant has not yet commented on the incident.
Watters’ claim has sparked outrage on social media, with many people accusing the restaurant of religious discrimination. Some people have called for a boycott of the restaurant.
The incident comes at a time when there has been a growing debate about religious freedom in the United States. In recent years, there have been several high-profile cases of people being fired or discriminated against because of their religious beliefs.
Watters’ claim is a reminder that religious freedom is still a hot-button issue in the United States. It is also a reminder that people should be free to practice their religion without fear of discrimination.
Faulkner: I've been asked to leave a restaurant for openly bowing my head in prayer hands.. in America pic.twitter.com/oRi9lP0MN6— Acyn (@Acyn) June 6, 2023
Reactions to Watters’ Claim
Watters’ claim has been met with a range of reactions, with some people supporting him and others criticizing him.
Some people have praised Watters for speaking out about what they believe is religious discrimination. They have said that his story is a reminder that religious freedom is still a problem in the United States.
Others have criticized Watters for making a big deal out of nothing. They have said that the restaurant was simply enforcing its policy and that Watters was being overly sensitive.
Still others have said that the incident is a sign of the times. They have said that religious freedom is under attack in the United States and that Watters’ story is just one example of this.
It is unclear what the long-term impact of Watters’ claim will be. However, it is clear that the incident has sparked a debate about religious freedom in the United States.