'Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus:' Customers leave note on receipt for lesbian waitress

A gay waitress in Illinois recently received no tip from a group of customers but the more surprising aspect of that interaction was the note on the receipt, which said, in part, "Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus."

According to the Rock River Times, the incident occurred on August 5 at a Buffalo Wild Wings location where Samantha Heaton served a family of five.

She said there weren't any noticeable problems during the meal.

However, Heaton later saw they had left her a message instead of a tip on their $60.55 check; it read, "Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus. Bad tatoo (sp)."

An image said to be the receipt and her tattoo, an equality sign composed of rainbow colors, has since been posted online.

Heaton, who is openly gay, has indicated that the family never asked her about her tattoo, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs.

However, she told the Rock River Times, "I do believe in Jesus and God. I myself am a Christian. And, as a Christian, thou shall not judge."

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