The notary apparently had asked Miss Knief what the documents were meant for.
“The documents were charitable organizations registrations for American Atheists in several states,” Miss Knief wrote. “So I told her what AA is about. She looked down, then looked at me and [Mr. Silverman] and said she couldn’t sign the documents because of ‘personal reasons.’”
She said the notary went to find another employee who then helped the pair.
Calling it “the worst slight” of her life, Miss Knief vowed to fight the refusal service that is considered legal under New Jersey law.