I used to wait tables, too, in more than one restaurant, and there were all kinds of people who felt that they didn't need to tip. All. Kinds. Of. People. So please, let's not blame any one demographic.
Please, let's not make this racist. I'm caucasian, and I know plenty of caucasians who are stingy tippers/non-tippers.
I do think that what Pastor Bell did is shameful; Jesus said, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me, " Matthew 19:21. He didn't say, "Go eat an overpriced sandwich, and then bitch about having to pay the people who bring it to you. Just refuse to pay them, and if they dare complain, try to have everyone there fired. For whatsoever you do unto the least of these, they probably deserve."
So yeah, she's a jerk. But let's not accuse a whole group of people (African-Americans, Christians--anyone) of being jerks just because of her.
You do not know the teachings of the Bible very well. Yes, faithfully giving 10% is encouraged in the OT; BUT in the NT you are to give your ALL; everything is owned by God. Tithing is not mentioned in the NT.
You also don't know that servers in the US make a minimum wage of ONLY $2.00. Tips are supposed to make up the difference.
I have noted that some people have said "this is reflective of our race"- let me assure you it is NOT. I am a Caucasian and we have a plethora of creepy, underhanded and shady folks in my race as well (and I truly hope you do not tar us all with a broad brush) - I look at people for their character and their actions and race/cred/color/religion have no bearing.
This lady was (and is) scum and a hypocrite. Whether she is blue, purple, white or black makes no difference. Scum is scum.
I used to waitress and no one ever wanted to wait on the black people because they never tipped. Even HOT 107 back in the day in NY said "Why do you think they don't have nice restaurants in black neighborhoods?" Because you cant keep the waitresses because they don't tip. I think this needs to be more of a teaching lesson. I am pretty sure Pastor was unaware of the fact that waitresses only make less than $3.00 an hour because they are expected to make it up in tips. Hate this comment all you want, but its from experience and its the truth.
SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!!!!!!! Did you know that people who work in the food service industry make $2.25 an hour???? and did you know that when their paychecks arrive they are almost always VOID??????? After taxes we work strictly for tips!!!! and did you know that when you tip less than the 18% WE the server has to pay taxes on the 18%!!!!!! So not only did you cost the girl money because you didnt feel anyone deserves to be tipped!! a very self-rightous act coming from a Pastor!!!!!!!! But you also went on TV to say oh well, I dont care one way or another that she lost her job????? Real compassion coming from a Pastor!!! Nothing like turning the other cheek or giving to the less fortunate than yourself!!!!!!! you make me sick!!! And FYI it is people exactly people justlike you that is the reason service charges were put in place!!! SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!!!!!!