I would greatly appreciate knowing what some pastors and Christian leaders think about this situation. I work in an adult day care since retiring. Yesterday, as part of a weekly routine, I and another staff took seven individuals out to eat in the community. This particular restaurant was a buffet type restaurant. We go there regularly. Anyway, as we pull up, there was a bus from a local Baptist church parked at the restaurant, school bus sized. When we walked in, the waitress took us to a back room that had 35-40 of these church members already seated. There was plenty of space in the room, and no tables were reserved. After being seated, I noticed that some of the church members kept looking over at us, shaking their heads and making various sounds. The next thing I know is the waitress informs me that we cannot sit near the church group and moved us over to the other side of the restaurant. Being on the job and representing the company, I decided to not make an issue of it. The bottom line is these forty or so church members did not want to sit in the presence of the seven individuals that are physically and mentally handicapped. The company is writing the restaurant complaining about the situation. To me, this goes much deeper. It was the worst display of Christian action I have ever witnessed. Not only did I feel angry at the actions, it was embarrassing knowing these church members were basically from the same type of church I attend from the same denomination. As we were leaving, I walked back into the room containing the church members, and without saying one word, walked up the aisles of the tables and stared each person in the eye. None would look at me. I am thinking of writing the pastor of this church and relating this incident. Would you, or is this something you would just let pass? We have had threads in the past about Christians in restaurants.