Target: Anonymous server at Carrabba’s, Overland Park, Kansas
Goal: Show your support and sympathy for a server who was unfairly denied a tip because of his sexual orientation.
A server at the Italian restaurant chain Carrabba’s was recently denied a tip because the client did not approve of the server’s sexual orientation. This server at the Overland Park, Kansas location, who does not wish to be named, recently found that instead of a tip from the party he had just served, he had received a message written on the back of the customer’s credit card receipt that said, “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** 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**s. May GOD have mercy on you.”
The customer has received a large amount of support since the event, including the reassurance from a pastor who requested to be seated in the 20 year old gay server’s section to talk to him. The server is deserving of support and was certainly not deserving of the hate and discrimination he received based on his sexual orientation.
The homophobic couple couple who left the message were unjust in not tipping a server due to his sexual orientation. The server performed what was considered “excellent service” by the customers, so he should have been paid for his service. The customers used religion to form ignorant comments that made little sense. He certainly did not deserve to have a religion which he may or may not believe in forced upon him, or to be confronted with the discriminatory remarks he received.
Please sign the petition below to support the server and encourage him to not be affected by these hateful remarks.
Dear Anonymous Carrabbas Overland Park Kansas employee,
The recent decision by a party to refrain from tipping you based on your sexual orientation was wrong, and you did not in any way deserve these hateful comments.
The religious justifications that the customers used to not tip you made very little sense. They chose to not tip you because they did not want to share the wealth of God with a homosexual. If they consider money “the wealth of God” then they are clearly shallow, ignorant, or know very little about the religion they practice.
Please do not let these ignorant actions upset you. Keep living the life you would like to live and remain strong through any unfair hate that may come your way.
[Your Name Here]
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