Current waitress and former Marine Dayna Morales is understandably angry after a customer refused to tip her on a $93.55 bill. In lieu of a tip, the customer told Morales that she could not tip her in good conscience because Morales is a lesbian.
Morales posted a picture of the receipt (see below) and the message written on it, which reads “I’m sorry but I cannot tip because I don’t agree with your lifestyle and how you live your life.”
Morales recalled to Gay Star News that when she introduced herself to the customer and her children as Dayna, the mother replied “Oh I thought you were going to say your name is Dan. You sure surprised us.”
Morales shared her story with non-profit organization Have a Gay Day as well. She told the organization that it angers her that she served in the Marines in order “to keep ignorant people like them free.”
“NEVER in a million years did I think this would happen,” Morales said. “I am THOROUGHLY offended mad pissed off and hurt that THIS is what her kids will grow up learning and that I served in the Marines to keep ignorant people like them free. 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 shi**y service. Keep your damn mouth shut and pray we never cross paths again.”
Unfortunately this is far from the first instance in which a gay server has been denied a tip by intolerant restaurant patrons. The Huffington Post reported in October on a group of diners at a Carrabba’s Italian Grill in Kentucky who nixed a tip from their gay server and replaced it with a homophobic message.
“Thank you for your service, it was excellent," the message said. “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.”
Here is the receipt left for Morales: