“No class” had been defined as being loud and ignorant. This is a violation of the bounds of behavior expected of ladies and gentlemen. This particular act definitely qualifies as “no class” act.
Another homophobic jerk leaves waiter hateful note in place of tip – Salon.com
A few weeks after two homophobic jerks in Kansas refused to tip their server because he was gay, another homophobic jerk in New Jersey has done the same thing, leaving her waiter a hateful little note in place of gratuity.
On a bill of almost $100, the woman wrote, “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle and the way you live your life.”
Former Marine and waiter Dayna Morales sent an image of the note to Have a Gay Day, where she wrote she was “thoroughly offended made pissed off and hurt that this is what her kids will grow up learning.”
“Sorry lady but I don’t agree with your lifestyle and the way you’re raising your kids but you didn’t see me throwing that in your face and giving you shitty service,” she added.
After providing excellent service to a couple who dined in his section, a 20-year-old gay waiter at Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Overland Park, Kan., found a hateful message left for him in lieu of a tip, reports The New Civil Rights Movement.
The note read: “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 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.”
But the couple’s cruel intentions appear to have backfired, as their hateful message has caused several locals to rally around the young waiter. A string of supporters have shown up at the restaurant since hearing the news and specifically request to be seated in the mistreated waiter’s section.
Pope Francis Criticizes “Ideological” Christianity
Originally the title was going to have a question mark after it but I reread the middle paragraph below and I just didn’t see any doubt as to the meaning of his remarks. I have had serious doubts about Catholicism after the scandals, the coverups and what I felt was a lack of sincerity in pushing for Catholic Social Justice. But I am reluctantly, cautiously, and slowly being impressed by this man.
I’m willing to take a second look. A Catholic church that took it duties of helping the poor and the powerless – that would be something.
Alisa Harris’ memoir, “Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics,” reflects on the apparent cultural, spiritual and economic desert time in which we find ourselves. We have witnessed the carnage of a financial system that was intended to perpetually buoy a nation, but whose “invisible hand” has instead crushed the dreams of millions. We’ve watched as the two-headed political serpent attacks itself until it is impotent. We’ve seen religious figures scandalize their institutions empty, as a generation walks away in search of something more relevant to their daily struggle.
Church attendance has fallen dramatically over the last twenty years. In 2005, Protestants represented half those practicing a religion in the United States for the first time.
What’s going on?
I see two trends. The mainline Protestant churches continue to bleed membership. The evangelical movement has hit a wall in recruitment and can neither maintain its growth and or maintain its current numbers. The second trend is new. I suspect that it has a great deal to do with the impact of the political action on a church organization. It is probably a delight to go out and organize precincts handing out conservative literature instead of sitting through a boring sermon, after all, politics is a lot easier than Christianity. But for many the Christian call remains a powerful inducement and a church that acts as a political action committee has little time for gospel issues.
I do not see these trends reversing although I suspect the mainline bleed has to end at some point.