Now more than ever before, it is essential humans cultivate compassion for others — or, at the very least, others’ beliefs. Sadly, progress remains slow among some who believe same-sex marriage is an abomination against the church. A 20-year-old waitress named Samantha Heaton recently learned this first-hand.
While waiting tables at Buffalo Wild Wings, Heaton waited on a family seated in her section. Though the topics of sexuality or religion never arose during the time the couple and their kids dined at the establishment, they later refused to tip her simply because she has a tattoo that symbolizes gender equality. On the receipt, the pair wrote: “We can’t tip someone who doesn’t love Jesus! Bad tatoo!”
During an interview with the Inquisitr, Heaton said that if discussion on homosexuality or Christianity arose, they would have discovered that she is not only openly gay but a believer in Christ, as well. She added that her sexuality and choice of faith doesn’t pertain to her skills as a waitress, and that individuals should consider this when visiting an establishment in a country where gay marriage is legal.
Just a reminder, customers/people like this REALLY exist. LOVE IS LOVE. 🌈 pic.twitter.com/B6xG4c9yhd
— emily sotakoun (@EmilySotakoun) August 6, 2017
Reportedly, what upset Heaton most was the fact that the parents put that kind of intolerance on full display in front of their young children.”The kids are going to be under the impression that it will be OK to discriminate,” she said.
Twitter users were quick to point out that it was hypocritical of the couple to judge the woman, especially since their faith asks them to keep an open heart and mind toward others:
— Our Daily Queer (@OurDailyQueer) August 10, 2017
REAL 👏 CHRISTIANS 👏 LOVE 👏 EVERYBODY 👏
— Rehfeldt me up (@joshrehfeldt) August 7, 2017
Others offered encouragement:
tell ur friend she’s doing great sweetie pic.twitter.com/LUMqhJBWew
— sadie (@slimsadie4) August 8, 2017
I stand with you pic.twitter.com/XIXff3n1h7
— Iliana 🎬 (@aragoniliana_) August 7, 2017
fuck them, tell your friend she’s amazing! pic.twitter.com/8ZXViyt03f
— celine (@smollestgay) August 7, 2017
Only love and acceptance will transmute the abundance of negativity in this world. If you agree, please share this news. If you disagree, please comment below sharing your reason as to why.
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