A US radio host and Fox news contributor has accused the story of a Missouri couple who called a gay waiter “fag” on their bill of being an elaborate “ruse” designed to garner support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

According to Right Wing Watch, Sandy Rios said: “I smell a rat in this story. The language is foul. I don’t believe a Christian couple wrote this note.”

She went on to accuse the liberal media of fabricating the event in order to garner support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).

“I think it was a ruse because it was the week ENDA was being voted on,” she said.

The 20-year-old had originally just finished serving the couple when he received their written message, which thanked him for his “excellent” service, but made negative remarks about his sexuality.

The message read: “Thank you for your service, it was excellent. That being said, we cannot in good conscience tip you, for your homosexual lifestyle is an affront to GOD.

“Queers do not share in the wealth of GOD, and you will not share in ours. We hope you will see the tip your fag choices made you lose out on, and plan accordingly.

“It is never too late for GOD’S love, but none shall be spared for fags. May GOD have mercy on you.”

In August, Sandy Rios linked the love of couples in same-sex marriages to the actions of Ohio kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro who was last year sentenced to over a thousand years in prison.

Earlier in February Ms Rios, on the announcement that the Boy Scouts of America would delay its vote on gay members, suggested that gay men would only want to be Scout Leaders in order to “be around boys”, and suggested a link between paedophilia and homosexuality, saying “gay men love youth”. 

She also hosted anti-gay evangelist, Scott Lively, who said that he though gay rights were bringing the “wrath” of God, which is a sign that the world is nearing the “End Days”, just like before Noah’s flood.