Alexandra Judd works as a waitress at Zada Janes in Charlotte, North Carolina, but she has recently taken to Facebook to express a bit of outrage. After explaining that a certain table of ladies “came in, were very rude, and would hardly talk to me,” she says that things only got worse from there.
The women soon left, resulting in Alexandra coming across the check, but she was less than happy with what the group had left for a tip. As can be seen in the photo that the seething waitress posted to Facebook, the women simply wrote the Bible verse “Leviticus 20:13” in the tip area, which reads:
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.
However, the Old Testament law of punishment by death no longer applies. That all changed when Jesus paid the ultimate price and died on the cross.
They lastly wrote on the bottom of the receipt, “Praying for you.” As one would imagine, Alexandra was more than shocked by the bold message. “I never expected a hateful gesture like this. 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 said. “I never expected this.”
In the end, we’re all sinners. Homosexuality just happens to be this waitress’s sin. It doesn’t make her any worse than anyone else, it’s just that she’s living in a sin that Christians can’t condone or support. In fact, there is no sin that Christians can condone or support.
That being said, we’re all guilty of some kind of sin. Luckily, Jesus has given us all a way out, and it is through Him. Our job as Christians isn’t to thump everyone over the head with the Bible, it’s to love others as God loves us all and to lead by example. Love the sinner, hate the sin, and don’t leave a Bible verse in place of the tip. That’s just a way of being cheap and sending the wrong message.