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Bible Verse Left As 'Tip' For Gay Waitress (Photo)

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A North Carolina server is furious after a group of women reportedly left a hateful message for her on their receipt.

After serving lunch to a group of customers at Zada Janes in Charlotte, North Carolina, on April 12, Alexandra Judd received an offensive note in lieu of a tip. "Lev 20:13" was written on the tip line, which refers to the Bible verse Leviticus 20:13.

"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination," the King James version reads, according to WBTV. "They shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."

On the bottom of the receipt, the women wrote, "Praying for you!"

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Judd, who is gay, posted a photo of the receipt on Facebook.

"I don't care what anyone says, this is the most disrespectful thing you can do," she wrote in the post. "Don't pray for me darling, I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life."

Several friends and coworkers supported Judd, both Christian and non-Christian.

"That's probably the most unchristian thing she could have done,” Facebook user Berklie Nix wrote. "What ever happened to ‘Love thy neighbor as you love thyself?’ And my personal favorite ‘Thou shalt tip at least 15%.'"

"Well that sure doesn't make someone want to be a Christian," user Emily Shockley wrote.

The waitress told WBTV that she has served other religious patrons, but this is the first time that customers who were allegedly Christians have been blatantly rude to her.

"I never expected a hateful gesture like this," Judd said. "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. The ladies that came in were very rude, and would hardly talk to me, but I never expected this."

Judd has lived in North Carolina for almost a year, and is originally from a small town in Alabama. She said she’s participated in some equality rallies since moving to the state, including a rally against North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which has sparked controversy nationwide.

"I've heard of people leaving fake money, or writing funny stuff in the tip spot of a check but never believed it would happen to me, in the way that it did," she said.

Sources: WBTV, Alexandra Judd/Facebook / Photo Credit: Alexandra Judd/Facebook

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