Another group of customers have left their server a delightful non-monetary “tip” this week at a Charlotte, North Carolina, restaurant. This time, it was a group of women at a café called Zada Jane’s, and their waitress Alexandra Judd was a lesbian. Instead of a dollar figure, Judd says the woman who paid the bill just put “Leviticus 20:13” on the tip line, which she later discovered casually referred to a verse about the Old Testament’s wages for homosexuality. Here’s how it reads in the King James:
If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
Judd says she felt a tad upset after learning the meaning of the verse. “I’ve had a guest leave me a pamphlet to their church as a tip one time, but I didn’t feel as if they were being hateful towards me,” she tells WBTV. She adds the table barely spoke to her and was just generally “very rude,” but she hardly saw this leading down a path that ended with a Bible verse about dead gay people. At the bottom of the receipt, the customer tried softening the fire and brimstone by adding “Praying for you!” and using a heart for the period part of the exclamation mark. Amazingly, that didn’t go over all that well with Judd either: “This is the most disrespectful thing you can do,” she wrote on Facebook. “Don’t pray for me darling, I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life.”