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Tue Oct 29, 2013, 01:01 PM

Kansas diners leave homophobic note instead of tip

A bizarre homophobic note left in lieu of a tip for a waiter at an Italian restaurant in Kansas generated so much buzz that people have been asking for the waiter's table so they can tip him with cash instead.

Last Friday, a couple thanked their 20-year-old waiter for good service at Carrabba's Italian Grill in Overland Park with this creepy note instead of a tip, according to local news reports:

"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. Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours. We hope you will see the tip your f*g choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly. It is never too late for GOD'S love, but none shall be spared for f*gs. May GOD have mercy on you."

The story made the rounds in social media, and the restaurant supported the young waiter on its Facebook page.

More at http://www.statesman.com/news/news/kansas-diners-leave-homophobic-note-instead-tip/nbY39/ .

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Reply Kansas diners leave homophobic note instead of tip (Original post)
TexasTowelie Oct 2013 OP
SummerSnow Oct 2013 #1
COLGATE4 Oct 2013 #3
SummerSnow Oct 2013 #5
RKP5637 Oct 2013 #10
IrishEyes Nov 2013 #11
RKP5637 Nov 2013 #12
TlalocW Oct 2013 #2
Link Speed Oct 2013 #4
TlalocW Oct 2013 #6
Link Speed Oct 2013 #8
Behind the Aegis Oct 2013 #7
nightscanner59 Oct 2013 #9

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 01:27 PM

1. Oh my.How cruel.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 02:09 PM

3. You think THAT's cruel? The Fundies also have

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sites that sell religious tracts designed to look like the back of a US banknote - $20, $50, $100 which the 'righteous' leave in place of a tip. The poor waiter/waitress sees what (s)he thinks is a $100 bill sticking out beneath a plate on the table and picks it up - only to find that it's a bible tract, not real money. Lovely. www.jamesrussellpublishing.biz/moneytractfool.html

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 03:31 PM

5. people are shitty.

The things people do in the name of "righteousness" is astounding.


My father use to say to us , " If I was in court being tried, I wouldn't want any religious people on the jury". He said he rather have 12 drunks.

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 08:10 PM

10. Some religious people are the evilness we were taught about as kids. They rally their evilness and

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hatred under the guise of religion.

I'm also updating to reflect post #11.

That doesn't mean all religious people are evil. There are some liberal churches and left wing religious people in the country.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 04:28 PM

11. What these people did was horrible, reprehensible and stupid.

That doesn't mean all religious people are evil. There are some liberal churches and left wing religious people in the country.

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Response to IrishEyes (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 05:42 PM

12. Thanks, quite true! I overreacted, I'll go back now and edit in an update. n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 02:06 PM

2. I wonder what they look like

This happened literally within 2 miles of where I live, and every Friday I twist balloons in a Chilis, and two couples at a table asked for some things and tipped me a few bucks plus a $100,000,000 "bill" with instructions on accepting Jesus in your life. They say they hand those out all the time. I wonder if one of them were the couple at Carrabba's.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 03:28 PM

4. OP has some great restaurants

 

Off topic, I know, but I love that great steak house (Bristol Place?) and the nearby seafood place where one can get Copper River Salmon in season, done as well as any place in the US.

I have had some wild times in Overland Park. Do they still have the 'no real taxis' thing?

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Response to Link Speed (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 05:43 PM

6. I'm still relatively new to the area

Been here under two years. What's the no real taxis thing? I've seen little blue ones every now and then.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 06:07 PM

8. I was last there maybe three years ago

 

There were no taxis in OP back then. All of the restaurants and bars had lists of people who would pick you up in their own cars. Some of those early-morning rides were quite memorable.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 06:00 PM

7. This was posted multiple times when it first happened.

But you know what makes your posting so different? It is the ONLY one, that I remember of five postings, that included the WHOLE disgusting message. Most media outlets only reported the following:

"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.


They really edited the true horrific and heinous nature of the "tip" which was left. The level of hate should have been put out there for all to see.

thanks for this post!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 09:01 PM

9. Indeed, I hadn't read any stories with the epithets included

Really gets my PTSD ire up. Not only was I subjected to a hellfire damnation by idiot Fred Phelps himself, on a visit to one of his Phelps relatives homes as a teenager, but I must have heard the epithet F*GGOT ten thousand times from my oh so lovely schoolmates. I have had a soul-searching apology from a very few of those, but remain completely estranged from all I grew up with. Growing up the only known f*g in a redneck town was one tough noogie, especially with abusive and neglectful parenting. Any wonder I ran away at 16?
This kind of story just wears me out to read. I hope that waiter has had a flood of good support.

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