It’s only when I write a post that becomes my second-most-popular (this being my first, shameless plug) that I realize I’ve made a huge mistake.
Two days ago, I wrote this post about Dayna Morales, the waitress who was stiffed a tip because she looked like a lesbian to the patrons, who included a note that they couldn’t tip because of her lifestyle. I went on a comedic rant, sarcastically congratulating the Christian couple for representing Christ. The post exploded thanks to Facebook and not all the feedback was good. I got some people saying I didn’t show love in my post because blah blah blah I have arguments for everything they said, but a couple people asked one very important question:
“How do you know they were Christian?”
I looked back at the source I quoted. Then I looked at the original Huffington Post article. Nothing. Nowhere did it say the stiffing family was Christian. Their not simply said they didn’t agree with their lifestyle, and as one of my FB peeps pointed out, Christians aren’t the only ones who think homosexuality is wrong.
Whoops…apparently, I just assumed they were Christian and ended up judging the people who I thought were judging others. I think there’s a Bible verse about that…
Man, I feel stupid, especially because I got so many to agree with me! I got a couple followers because of that post! I’d take it down, but we all know that does NOTHING on the internet, so I’ll just write this correction here.
I’m sorry to the Christians I offended. I made an assumption and it was wrong. I suppose I’ve become a bit jaded thanks to all the stories I’ve heard like this who were Christian. Being a Christian, I hear the worst horror stories of my people defecating all over the name of God and claiming they’re honoring Him. But that’s no excuse; I need to make sure I know what I’m talking about if I’m going to go on a rant about it.
So, my bad, I apologize, and I’ll try to be more careful in the future, ‘kay? Thanks for your patience, everybody. Love you all.
I’ll be filing this under “Stupid Things Christians Do.”