B-Dubs server denied tip because of rainbow tattoo

Samantha Heaton received a note on a receipt, explaining why she wouldn't get tipped.
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"Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus. Bad Tatoo."

That was the note left by a family-of-five who dined at a Buffalo Wild Wings last week for their server, Samantha Heaton.

Heaton, a 20-year-old Christian who also happens to be gay, told the newspaper in Rock River, Illinois that she had not discussed her sexuality or religion with the family before they left the note.

The motivation for the note – coupled with zero tip – was apparently the rainbow tattoo Heaton has on her wrist.

Her friend put a picture of the tattoo and the note (which spelled tattoo incorrectly) on Facebook and has seen it shared hundreds of times.

"Being gay does NOT mean you don't believe in God or Jesus," Joelle Maish, who posted the picture, said.

Heaton told the Rock River Times: "I went above and beyond for this couple, and for them to leave that (note) kind of hurt."

"As a Christian, thou shall not judge," she added. "No matter how someone looks, you should love them for what’s in their heart and how they treat you—not for what is on the outside."

Buffalo Wild Wings, which is based in Minnesota, did not comment when asked by the Rock River Times.

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