Saturday, October 26, 2013

Anti-gay customers refuse tip to server, leave nasty hateful note, and dare to pass themselves off as "Christians"

The outpouring of kindness and support for the young gay waiter who was left the ugly note instead of a tip has been amazing. There is definitely a lesson here for the sanctimonious frauds who passed the note under the guise of loving "Christians": Expect major push-back when you bully and demean in the name of God. You may not get away with it anymore. People are definitely on to you:


My heart is filled with joy at the anger this incident has spawned towards the so-called Christian couple. For far too long incidents like this one did not receive the kind of attention this one has and when one did, it always seemed like it was the so-called Christians who were portrayed as the victims. But I think the tables have turned. Finally.

I'll bet the couple that left that note never in a million years expected news of their nasty deed to spread like an Arizona wildfire through social media eventually making it to the local news. And this happened in the bright red state of Kansas!

Serves em right. Maybe they, and others of their ilk, will think twice before pulling this kind of ugly stunt again. Or ... maybe not.

For those who cannot watch the video:
A 20-year-old waiter provided exemplary service at an Overland Park Italian restaurant, but his anti-gay customers refused to tip him because of his sexual orientation.
As word has spread through social media, other customers are coming in to offer words of encouragement and tip the young server extra.
The man works at the Carrabba's Italian Grill near 107th Street and Metcalf Avenue. His mother also works as a hostess and she was very upset by what was written on the back of the check earlier this week after he waited on a couple. 
"Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD. (Homosexual slur) do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours," the customer wrote. "We hope you will see the tip your (homosexual slur) choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for GOD's love, but none shall be spared for (homosexual slur). May GOD have mercy on you."
The server and his mother declined to answer questions on camera, referring questions to restaurant management. The server said on social media that he wanted his work ethic and service to be what warranted tips, not sympathy.



Anonymous said...

Let's also not forget that servers are paid less than minimum wage by their employers and rely on customer tips to make a living wage. So not only was this "good Christian couple" being rude, they refused to help him make the money he needs to live.

I wonder what Jesus would say about that. Maybe something like this?

"And he turned to the goats and said, Get away from me! For I was hungry, and you refused to feed me..."

Seething Mom said...

As usual Jarred, you are right on.

Anonymous said...

I feel so sad that people do these things to each other. These Christians are very misguided. The two greatest commandments Christ gave us; when asked how we should live our lives, are: To love God above all things and to love others as we would want to be loved. He didn't say love just the people we agree with he said love ALL of his people. I hope your son does not let this turn his heart to hate. When we hate others because their differences serously cloud their judgement and they have caused us pain; we become like them. It is natural and easy to start hating and stereotyping when we are being hurt but love is the only way out of being consumed by the hate directed at us. I love the prayer of St. Francis for guidance. I hope your son can see the opportunity this has given him to know how painful it is to be judged for being different and not retaliate with hate for other Christians who are different from him. We are not all alike.

Anonymous said...

Living a Christian life is as difficult for Christians as it is for everyone who is not. Christians make bad choices and can be seriously confused in some of their choices also. This is clearly an example of such. No one is perfect. I hope your son can shake this off and mark it off to very poor, unChristian behavior on someone elses part. My son is a waiter also and I hear the stories he brings home. One has to get a thicker skin and a positive attitude to work with the public. They can be intentionally and unintentionally abusive. That is on them. Tell him not to pick it up and carry it. Easier to say then do of coarse. It takes character development. Have him see it for what it is; an opportunity to experience other peoples lack of love and to not pass it on.