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Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper took aim at the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s Dan Barker, who also recently appeared on Fox to defend his crusade against a restaurant that is giving 15% discounts to diners who “pray” before they eat. “Under the law, Selma and a 15% discount are the same thing,” Barker told Klepper, comparing the Civil Rights marches of the 1960s to the plight of atheists who want a couple of bucks off their lunch. “In one case it’s race or skin color, in another case it’s religion.” Over the course of the segment, Klepper talks to Mary Haglund, owner of Mary’s Gourmet Diner, who told him that a simple “thank you” or even a deep breath from a customer is enough to receive the discount. He also spoke to two atheist patrons of the diner who said they were not offended by the rule and found ways to take advantage of it in a non-denominational way.