Waiter refused tip because he is gay
In one of the least surprising news of, forever, a secular and non-religious nation, Iceland, was picked as the best place for women according to the Global Gender Gap Report. Finland, Norway and Sweden rounded out the top four. It is not surprising that nations like Saudi Arabia aren't ranked anywhere near the top.
Nations beholden to religious fundamentalism and where women are basically property, are going to rank obviously low on any list. Religious fundamentalism, be it Christianity, Judaism, and especially Islam, teaches that women are inferior.
That they don't have the same rights and liberties as men, because of differing sex organs. It teaches that this supposed god wants it this way. Religion, especially the fundamentalist type, should be ignored. That it holds any sway in the 21st century, is sometimes very baffling to me.
Humanism and feminism on the other hand, fit together like a glove. Humanism is about empowerment, of women, gays or whoever.
In another example of the poison of religion, a gay waiter was refused a tip because he was gay. If the customer knew the waiter was an atheist, I am sure he would have also refused to have tipped him. According to some people, only evangelical Christians waitstaff can be tipped.
The note said, "we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to God." Yes, because the waiter being able to pay his bills and put food on his table is an affront to a god. If these jerks want to do so, then please question the waitstaff being their religious beliefs beforehand, or you know, just don't eat out, ever.
To be honest, I am not really that shocked at this level of hate and intolerance. Some parts of this nation more resemble Saudi Arabia then anything else. Why a devout Christian fundamentalist would think such a note would further his/her religion, I have no idea.