Pastor Refuses to Tip Because It's Not Fair to God

Oh boy. A man who identifies himself as a "pastor" (right there on the check) decided that the whole "gratuity" thing is stupid. Apparently, the restaurant that he and a party of 20 dined at adds an automatic 18 percent tip to a total bill (rumored here to be about $200). When the diner found that out, he asked to pay for everyone on separate checks, thinking he could dodge the restaurant's auto-gratuity policy. But he couldn't, and that's when the pastor decided this was a spiritual matter. He scratched out the 18 percent tip on his check ($6.29) and wrote "I give God 10%. Why do you get 18"—and then, to make his point perfectly clear, wrote a big "0" on the tip line. And then wrote "pastor" next to his name, thus fulfilling his duty as a gentle shepherd instructing his flock on how to love a dark and needy world. The move has made the man some powerful enemies over at Reddit, who are on a hunt to track him down (one pastor took to Twitter to defend himself against accusations that he was the culprit) ...

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Jeremy Little

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Jeremy Little commented…

If you're upset that you're giving your server more than you're giving God, then why not give more to God instead of slighting your server? Just a thought.

Hannah Williams

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Hannah Williams commented…

I'm a Christian, and this entire argument is flawed. You give God 10% of everything you make. First of all, most people don't go out to eat that often. Secondly, when you tip, you're only giving 18% of the bill, not everything you make. This guy is comparing apples to oranges.

“...Then give Caesar what is his, and give God what is His.” -Jesus; Matthew 22:21

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