Lesbian waitress denied tip

Lesbian Waitress Denied Tip Because She “Doesn’t Love Jesus”

Lesbian waitress denied tip
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LGBT equality tattoo offends restaurant patron

A Rockport, Illinois Buffalo Wild Wings waitress was shocked when she received a note which said it was not possible to tip her as she did not love Jesus. The author of the note added criticism about her tattoo, describing it as a bad one. Her tattoo signifies LGBT equality.

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Samantha Heaton said she had noticed nothing unusual about the family at first. They seemed normal when she served them at their table. The only factor unusual about her interaction with the diners is when she came to collect the check after the end of their meal. That is when she found the homophobic note.

Heaton identifies as a lesbian, however there were no discussions between her and her customers regarding religion or sexuality. It was her rainbow equality tattoo which led the author of the note to reach such a conclusion. “It sucks not getting a tip, but not to get a tip because I’m gay. What was written on my receipt wasn’t right, and I hope nobody else has to read that,” she said.

According to reports, the family ate food worth $60. Heaton's colleagues and friends are not amused. One of them posted a photograph of the tattoo on Twitter with the comment “Just a reminder, customers/people like this REALLY exist. LOVE IS LOVE.” What deeply hurt Heaton was she went far beyond her normal responsibility as a waitress to take care of the couple.

Heaton said, "No matter how someone looks, you should love them for what's in their heart and how they treat you—not for what is on the outside. As someone who came out when it was still a battle for the LGBTQ community, that's just plain rude and uncalled for.”

Heaton ventured out and pondered, if the children of the family grow up and found themselves to be attracted to the same sex, are their parents going to throw them out? One of Heaton’s friends posted a picture of the note on Facebook and it has resulted in a substantial response with offers to send her tips. Heaton said any money she receives will be donated to charity.


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