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Anti-gay bar patrons leave bigoted message for their waiter — and the restaurant fired him

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A waiter at a chain sports bar in North Carolina shared a photo of a homophobic message he got on a receipt from customers he waited on — and then got fired for doing so.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the waiter (identified only as Justin S. on the receipt) was fired from his job at a Hickory Tavern in Indian Trail, NC for sharing a photo of the credit card receipt with the patrons’ names redacted — a move that reportedly violated company policy.

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The waiter’s plight went viral when a friend shared his photo of the receipt on which the customers wrote “our gay waiter made me wanna throw up my food! Ruined my experience tongt. Will not be back!”

Though the initial post was meant to help the waiter find a new job in the area after his experience, social media backlash ensued, with the post of the receipt garnering over 2,000 shares on Facebook. On Tuesday, Hickory Tavern not only confirmed that they’d fired the waiter, but that they’d offered him his job back.

“Although the team member was initially terminated for violating this policy, after further discussions with the team member, we made the decision to offer his job back,” the restaurant wrote in a statement. “We strive to strike the right balance between supporting our team members and protecting the private information of our guests.”

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Raw Story has reached out to Hickory Tavern for comment on whether the former employee accepted his job back.


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‘Stop tweeting about Joe Scarborough’: GOP’s Liz Cheney goes off on Trump after being asked about masks

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) on Wednesday broke ranks with President Donald Trump and said he should stop promoting baseless conspiracy theories about MSNBC's Joe Scarborough murdering a staffer 20 years ago.

As reported by Politico's Jake Sherman, Cheney brought up the president's murder conspiracy theories unprompted during an interview with reporters who had originally asked her about wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I do think the president should stop tweeting about Joe Scarborough," she said. "We’re in the middle of a pandemic. He’s the commander in chief of this nation. And it’s causing great pain to the family of the young woman who died."

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BUSTED: Trump flack Kayleigh McEnany has voted by mail 11 times in the last 10 years

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Trump White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany this week echoed President Donald Trump's statements that allowing everyone to vote by mail would result in an unprecedented surge in "voter fraud."

However, a review conducted by the Tampa Bay Times has found that McEnany herself has voted by mail a total of 11 times in the past decade alone.

"In fact, the Tampa native has voted by mail in every Florida election she has participated in since 2010," the Tampa Bay Times has found. "Most recently, she voted by mail in the state’s March 2020 presidential primary, just as Trump did after he made Florida his new permanent home."

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Kentucky militant’s wife plays victim after militia leader fired for hanging governor in effigy

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A right-wing militant was fired for hanging Kentucky's governor in effigy during a lockdown protest -- and his wife is furious.

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