Awful Diners Refuse to Tip Gay Waiter, Leave 'Fag'-Filled Note Instead

Today in "foolish bigots take meaningless stand because of the hate in their hateful little hearts," a Christian couple refused to tip their waiter because he was gay, apparently laboring under the delusion that their failure to acknowledge his service with a few dollars would cause him to reflect upon his lifestyle and magically become a straight man.

In a handwritten note they left in lieu of the tip, they informed him that his service was "excellent" and thanked him for it. However:

That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD. Queers 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.

You showed him! "Not receiving the customary 15 - 20 percent tip on that fettuccine dish you served us is just a little preview of what it will be like to not receive entrance into the afterlife! REPENT." Uhhh, ok. Also, pro-tip: repeatedly using vitriolic gay slurs while invoking the power of God's love makes you sound like an insane person.

Since this story first surfaced in the local news, people have started going to Carrabbas to tip the waiter extra and offer him words of support. Dr. Marvin Baker, a gay man and former pastor who now runs an LGBT Bible study group, told WKYC that he went with his partner earlier this week: "I said, we're here to meet your celebrity, the one who was mistreated, and [the hostess] said, 'That's my son. Would you like a table or a booth?' And I said, "Wherever he's serving.'" He adds, "It's nice to know that someone cares."

"Waiter Gets Note: No Tips For Gays" [NYMag]