Samantha Heaton works as a waitress at Buffalo Wild Wings in Rockport Illinois. She is hardworking and like many other waitresses earns minimum wage. Most servers in this country depend on tips for a living.
Well imagine her surprise when a couple, who she had served this particular Saturday evening, decided to leave her no tip with their cheque for a meal which cost over $60. Instead of a tip, they wrote her a note saying:
“Can’t tip someone who doesn’t love Jesus. Bad tatoo [sic]”
Heaton has a rainbow equal sign on her arm and she was shocked by this message. There are many things wrong here. Heaton gave them top service, so their decision to not tip was purely based on her tattoo. The waitress did not even discuss Jesus, religion, homosexuality, or anything during her service. The lack of a tip was a total surprise.
Heaton told local paper The Rock River Times:
“I went above and beyond for this couple, and for them to leave that [note] kind of hurt. Like, I have bills to pay too.”
The waitress is very upset that this happened in front of children and that the couple did not actually know anything about her sexual orientation or religious status.
“I do believe in Jesus and God. I myself am a Christian. And, as a Christian, thou shall not judge. 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. What if one day their kids grow up and want to be with the same sex, are they going to disown them? Throw them on the street?’”
Heaton’s friend Joelle Nicole Maish posted this on Facebook:
“I would just like to say that being gay does NOT MEAN you don’t believe in God or Jesus. And people who are “religious” should not disrespect or act in such ways to other people. p.s., they spelled tattoo wrong.”
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