A Kansas waiter who was snubbed by customers because he is gay is finding his tip paid out in support from his local community.
KCTV reported the 20-year-old waiter at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Overland Park, KS, had served a couple during his shift earlier this week and discovered a note on the back of the bill after they left, explaining why the customers refused to tip him.
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. 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 waiter didn't comment or release his name, but KCTV reported his mother, who also works at the restaurant, was very upset by the note. However, the server's misfortune has brought a wave of supporters into the restaurant, according to Salon, some of whom are Christian members of the LGBT community who say his treatment was appalling.
One customer, Dr. Marvin Baker, told KCTV he ate at the restaurant and asked to be seated in the gay waiter's section to show his solidarity.
Last month, a Tennessee waitress who said she received a racist note on a customer's bill received a $10,000 'tip' from an online fundraiser organized to support her.