Alexandra Judd, a gay waitress, received an anti-gay Bible verse as a tip from a group of female customers while working at a restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina, April 12.
"I never expected a hateful gesture like this," Judd told WBTV. "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."
In the tip section of the bill, one of the customers wrote: "lev 20:13," a reference to Leviticus 20:13 that states: "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."
Below the Bible death verse was another message: "praying for you!"
"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," Judd added.
Judd posted the receipt on Facebook with this caption: "I don't care what anyone says, this is the most disrespectful thing you can do. Don't pray for me darling, I have everything I could possibly want and need in my life."
Most of the Facebook commenters backed Judd:
"That's probably the most unchristian thing she could have done. What ever happened to 'Love thy neighbor as you love thyself?' And my personal favorite 'Thou shalt tip at least 15%.'"
"How about not judging? How about [it's] easier for a camel to fit through the eye of a needle than a rich man to make it into heaven? Or how about that person should be praying they don't get [their] ass kicked."
"My boyfriend said he would've added $20.13 to the total and when they called say 'that's what was written on the tip line ma'am.'"