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Patrons Rally Around Kansas Waiter Refused Tip for Being Gay, Called a 'Fag': VIDEO

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Restaurant patrons are rallying around an Overland Park, Kansas waiter who was refused a tip from a customer because he's gay, KCTV reports:

CarrabbasThe man works at the Carrabba's Italian Grill near 107th Street and Metcalf Avenue. His mother also works as a hostess and she was very upset by what was written on the back of the check earlier this week after he waited on a couple.

"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," the customer wrote. "We hope you will see the tip your faggot 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."

Supporters of the waiter, whose story has been spreading on social media, have been pouring into Carrabba's to dine, and urging more customers to do the same. A campaign is underway to flood the restaurant with support on Friday, according to KCTV.

A local pastor, Marvin Baker, is among those supporting the waiter.

Dr. Marvin Baker and his partner had lunch at the restaurant on Thursday and asked to be seated in the server's section.

"I was angry. I said this is not Christian as I know it," Baker said.

Coincidentally enough, the hostess who led them to their seats was the server's proud mother.

"I said, 'We are here to meet your celebrity. The one who was mistreated.' She said, 'That's my son. Would you like a table or booth?' I said, 'Wherever he's serving,'" Baker explained.

Watch KCTV's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. they wrote a check so has the name of the jerks leaked already?

    Posted by: Cyberman | Oct 25, 2013 8:58:11 AM


  2. I just want to be there when GOD looks at these "Christians" and says, "What are you doing here? Haters don't share in the wealth of my love. Nor do cheapskates and lousy tippers."

    Posted by: Jeff Kurtti | Oct 25, 2013 8:58:33 AM


  3. What kind of messed up person do you have to be to write an entire paragraph using the word fag over and over? Jesus, people are frightening. (And yes, Jesus-people are frightening)

    Posted by: Tiger | Oct 25, 2013 8:59:54 AM


  4. How disgusting to use a tip as an excuse to spout your non-Christian hatred! The names of those people should be spread around, then they can whine about how they are victims when people call them on their BS.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 25, 2013 9:04:08 AM


  5. I find it nauseating, how many self-described Bible-believing True Christians seem ignorant of their own damned scriptures. Matthew 25:31-46, anyone?

    Posted by: Gregory In Seattle | Oct 25, 2013 9:12:39 AM


  6. If there is a Hell, it will be crowded with so called Christians and other religious nuts who practice hate!

    Posted by: Jerry Pritikin the bleacher Preacher | Oct 25, 2013 9:17:18 AM


  7. Matthew 5:22

    But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his
    brother without a cause shall be in danger of the
    judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,
    shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall
    say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

    ---- There's research which indicates the term "raca" is what we use as the f-word today. It'd be interesting to be at the Gates when Peter explains this one to them.

    Posted by: Michael | Oct 25, 2013 9:18:34 AM


  8. Kansas? Sounds like someone from the Westboro Baptist Church. That's exactly the kind of way they talk

    Posted by: danswon | Oct 25, 2013 9:23:20 AM


  9. It's entirely too low key for WBC. They would picket outside because one of the hated ones work there. They wouldn't spend time writing an anonymous screed.

    Posted by: yuninv | Oct 25, 2013 9:29:33 AM


  10. @ TIGER :
    To answer your question:

    Mean spirited, mean minded. mean pocketed people.t\They know nothing of generosity, nothing of; "the labourer is worhty of his hire".
    You are discussing the small mindedness of shrivelled souls , of the old dry bones in the desert, of the loveless, ....of people who have no love and can give no love.And these dry sticks will preach as if they know anything.

    If there is a God, they are the damned......not the beautiful.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 25, 2013 9:36:10 AM


  11. I gasped at that report. Not at the incident itself, but at the reporter saying, "Marvin and his homosexual partner".

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | Oct 25, 2013 9:39:44 AM


  12. I hope the diners who left that message realize that their god doesn't agree with them. He might smite them with holy wrath for being Pharisees. Uh oh ...

    Posted by: Hawthorne | Oct 25, 2013 9:39:45 AM


  13. As a former waiter in Manhattan...I know I got shafted on tips because I am gay more than once. Like kiss ass excellent service and a crap tip from business men (more like under 30 chods and bros with fresh MBAs) in $1000 suits.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Oct 25, 2013 9:45:04 AM


  14. If Carrabba's doesn't tolerate discrimination from it's customers, then have these two been banned? Calling the waiter a fag over and over is certainly grounds for them to be banned from the entire chain.

    Posted by: RayJackonsMS | Oct 25, 2013 9:54:22 AM


  15. We want to know the identity of these people......let them answer in public for their furtive self righteousness.

    But I bet they don't have the ball$ to stand up for their god-speak.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 25, 2013 10:02:32 AM


  16. so instead they stole from the waiter

    IRS will tax the server based on a minimum assumed tip % of the sales on what they ate

    Posted by: Moz's | Oct 25, 2013 10:12:18 AM


  17. She sadi, "flood that waiter."

    Posted by: Sam | Oct 25, 2013 10:27:37 AM


  18. It just struck me, that this is really just another type of bullying.

    Posted by: James in Toronto | Oct 25, 2013 10:32:38 AM


  19. Christians are horrible tippers in any case. Waiters hate them on Sundays.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 25, 2013 10:37:37 AM


  20. Dig that hole hater religionists....dig that effin hole of yours !

    Posted by: Clam | Oct 25, 2013 10:43:57 AM


  21. So glad to see the outpouring of support for this man. Christians aren't all like that.

    Please visit and contribute to the "Not All Like That" campaign so we can drown these outliers out!

    http://notalllikethat.org/

    Posted by: NALT Christian | Oct 25, 2013 10:44:15 AM


  22. Religious bigots are the worst. They think they know the mind of God. They do not. All they know is what another religious bigot wrote thousands of years ago.


    Posted by: Bryan L | Oct 25, 2013 11:27:12 AM


  23. I worked at a hotel's espresso cart that would be set up for banquets & parties etc. the drinks were almost always "hosted" so people would usually tip pretty well which was nice- Id feel the love & would go home with some good $$. Until it was the parties or rallies for churchy people- OH & Amway........ I would seriously go home sounding like a belly dancer with all the change I was left as tips- people would leave nickels & dimes if they left anything at all- im saying they would leave "a" dime or "a" nickel, & would give one of those coy smiles....... as if to say "i'll also pray for you- and thats an even better tip"...... Id also get prayer cards in my tip jar- really!!!?? I appreciated any tip- but these just always made me feel so weird.....

    Posted by: Todd B | Oct 25, 2013 11:49:08 AM


  24. I wouldn't be surprised if the outcry against the bigots who left that note causes them to complain that they're being victimized for freely expressing their religious beliefs.

    Posted by: Peter | Oct 25, 2013 11:53:29 AM


  25. I appreciate the supportive tone of the reporting and I know it's Kansas BUT when in the name of Shelia are people going to stop referring to being gay as a lifestyle. Wearing cowboy boot and a hat is a lifestyle, going ballroom dancing is a lifestyle. IS being str8 a lifestyle? They seem to only use the term when talking about gay people.

    Even the reference to the pastor and his, "homosexual" partner grated. The pastor and his wife..., why not the pastor and his partner, boyfriend, housekeeper..

    Editorial boards in newsrooms and papers STOP using this sort of language it prompts a second class citizenship notion that is outmoded and piss many of is off.

    Posted by: raul5050 | Oct 25, 2013 11:55:56 AM


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