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Nov 15 2013

Diners from the school of Phelps

About the server stiffed by the godbothering couple in Kansas. They too left a note saying they stiffed him for reasons, and holy reasons at that.

A pair of Christian diners stiffed their 20-year-old server at Carraba’s Italian restaurant in Overland Park, Kansas, on the grounds that his homosexuality is “an affront to God.”

How do they know? How do they know people who stiff servers aren’t an affront to god while people who do homosexuality are god’s favorite thing ever? Did god send them a notarized affidavit?

KCTV reports that the server, who asked that his name not be identified, went to the table after the group of customers left and, instead of a tip, found this spiteful message from the diners written on the back of the check:

“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.”

Shudder. Imagine being those people. Imagine living in those horrible minds.

The anti-gay message has galvanized support for the server on social media with a campaign underway to flood the restaurant on Friday evening.

Dr. Marvin Baker, a retired pastor who runs a Gay Christian Fellowship ministry, had lunch at the restaurant on Thursday with his partner, 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.

That mind is a much better place to live, Christianity and all.

 

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  1. 1
    rnilsson

    Good on Pastor Baker.

    See, there can be something good even in Christians. All jump is not outside*

    *Hopeless Swedish pun. Sry.

  2. 2
    trucreep

    Every time I hear a story like this, there is a follow-up detailing people coming out and supporting the person that was wronged. Its so good to know that those stupid fucks will never win. For every self-righteous fool that thinks he or she is proving a point by being spiteful to a person that just served them their meal, there seems to be a hundred decent people to completely ruin that so-called “point.”

  3. 3
    grumpyoldfart

    “I said this is not Christian as I know it,” Baker said.

    Which bible has he been reading – a version that doesn’t include Leviticus and Deuteronomy? Christianity has always been about vilifying people.

  4. 4
    Tecolata

    Pardon my ignorance, but how on earth did they know their server’s sexual orientation? They at “most” might think he “looked” gay or “acted” gay. When I go out to lunch I sure don’t ask the server if he/she is gay or straight, I just ask what kind of tea they serve.

  5. 5
    suttkus

    Gaydar, obviously. Many good Christian bigots have it!

  6. 6
    Omar Puhleez

    Religion changes with the times, and adherents continually make it and remake it as they go along. God, what a world it would be if the religious took it all, and literally. People found by whoever to be ‘witches’ would be burning on every street corner, for a start.

    Meanwhile the Christians would be selling everything they each owned, giving the proceeds to the poor, ‘taking up their cross’ (whatever that means) and following Christ.

    There would be chaos in the markets, paticularly for houses and cars, with everyone trying to sell and precious few (ie they of little faith) buying, The godless would really clean up.

    But religious people are a bit selective when it comes to swallowing what’s in the Bible.

  7. 7
    John Morales

    trucreep @2:

    Every time I hear a story like this, there is a follow-up detailing people coming out and supporting the person that was wronged. Its so good to know that those stupid fucks will never win.

    I don’t particularly want to harsh your vibe, but do you consider that more than the tiniest proportion of these sort of incidents become news stories?

  8. 8
    Shatterface

    Servers are taxed on their tips. Churches are exempt from tax. Go figure.

  9. 9
    iknklast

    I hope they didn’t have the shrimp scampi. That would make them hypocrites.

  10. 10
    CaitieCat, getaway driver

    I was wondering how they knew he was gay, myself. Did he offer the men at the table blowjobs or something? Cause if not, what they were reacting to was more his gender expression than his ostensible orientation.

  11. 11
    left0ver1under

    “I said this is not Christian as I know it,” Baker said.

    No. Those responsible are christians, whether Baker likes it or not. Belief in the fictions of the bible and jesus determine who is a christian, not their actions. Lying and denying doesn’t strengthen Baker’s case, it makes it weaker.

    I cannot recall a single atheist denying the atheism of scum like Stalin or the Kim regime, but not a week passes where you don’t hear christians bearing false witness about their own.

  12. 12
    sc_770d159609e0f8deaa72849e3731a29d

    I cannot recall a single atheist denying the atheism of scum like Stalin or the Kim regime, but not a week passes where you don’t hear christians bearing false witness about their own.

    …except that in the eyes of christians people who do not share their view of proper christianity are not “their own”. Dr Baker doesn’t think these cheapskates are true christians; they don’t thonkhe is.
    An important difference between Christianity- or any other belief system- and atheism is that belief systems are- or are supposed to be- what you might call first-order beliefs. If you are a christian or a muslim- or a Stalinist- you every thought and deed should be affected by your beliefs. Atheism is usually a second-order belief. Peole are atheists because of other things they believe. Most atheists are just people who don’t think there is a god and their thoughts and actions are contingent and spontaneous rather than inspired by principles. That is one reason why attempts to form atheist organisations- especially organisations of atheists to pursue wider goals than social and state toleration and indifference to religion- tend to be unsuccessful

  13. 13
    savagemutt

    Gaydar, obviously. Many good Christian bigots have it!

    Actually, their gaydar appears to be terrible. If it wasn’t, they’d recognize all the closeted hypocrites among their own ranks.

  14. 14
    captainahags

    Servers are taxed on their tips. Churches are exempt from tax. Go figure.

    The worst part about this is that either state or federal (or both, don’t remember which) often tax servers not on the actual tips that they make, but on the tips they should be receiving based on hours they worked, or something like that. Thus a server can actually end up paying taxes on tips they didn’t receive due to assholes like this. Which is why the lower minimum wage for tipped workers is stupid.

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