What Kind Of Jerk Refuses To Tip A Waiter Because He’s Gay?

(KCTV)

(KCTV)

While endless debates about the practice of tipping food-service employees rage all over the Internet, most people agree on one thing: if you’re happy with the service you received, you should leave some kind of tip. Some diners at a Kansas Carrabba’s restaurant allegedly made their own exception to that: “unless you disapprove of the server’s personal life.”

There are a lot of questions still unanswered about this incident, like how the customer was 100% certain of his server’s sexual orientation. Here’s what was reportedly written on the credit card slip:

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. Fags do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours. We hope you will see the tip your fag choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for GOD’s love, but none shall be spared for fags. May GOD have mercy on you.

This sounds over-the-top until you remember that hey, Kansas is the home of the Westboro Baptist Church, a group that uses similar rhetoric.

The waiter himself hasn’t come forward and talked to the media, but the customers’ message spread through social media sites. Supporters have been visiting the restaurant, asking to be seated in the waiter’s area, and giving him extra tips.

Carrabba’s, for their part, has only said that they don’t support discrimination against or by employees or customers. “We embrace diversity and believe in treating everyone with respect,” company management in a statement. And tipping. They definitely believe in tipping.

Anti-gay customers refuse tip to server, other patrons rally around him [WTVM]