Natalie Woods, from Denton, Texas, was dining at Snuffer’s Restaurant and Bar in Addison in early November when she heard a at the next table a post-election discussion full of homophobic language. Three people who appeared as family members discussed how “disgusted” they were after learning their “liberal” nephew had come out as gay. These self-proclaimed “Christians” said they would “pray” for Jesus to “cure” their nephew.
At that moment Woods decided to “actually act like the Jesus I grew up learning about.” Rather than confront the family members, she chose to “show love” and was inspired by Michelle Obama’s “when they go low, we go high” suggestion and made the decision to pay for their meal.
On the receipt Woods left this message: “Happy holidays from the very gay, very liberal table sitting next to you. Jesus made me this way. P.S. Be accepting of your family.”
Woods shared a snapshot of the receipt to her Facebook page, where it quickly received over 700 likes and an outpouring of support. Woods, told The Huffington Post that the incident reminded her that despite the strides that the LGBTQ community has made in recent years, “that fight is long [from] over.”
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