Pastor bans fried chicken from church events
(WMC-TV) - A North Mississippi pastor banned fried chicken at events as part of an anti-obesity campaign. Now, he is spreading the gospel about the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
"Fried chicken has mysterious powers," said Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church pastor Michael Minor, who says you cannot just eat one piece.
Minor banned fried chicken at church dinners along with sugary drinks to help combat obesity.
"People are healthier, more energy. Their weight is down and once you get the weight down, you want to keep it down," said Minor.
The pastor visited the White House in connection with First Lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign.
His new mission is now the Affordable Care Act.
"I think it looks like the site has had some problems, and it's been a struggle to get consistent service," said Minor.
Minor is working to help the uninsured sign up for the insurance coverage with the new federal marketplaces. His church is one of two in Mississippi that received a federal grant to help people sign up.
Minor says the initiative will begin in earnest next month. He says at least 70 people so far have been trained to show people how to maneuver the government website.
If you want to know more about Pastor Minor's initiative, visit the church's Facebook page here.
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