PAS­TOR SORRY FOR SIGN CRIT­I­CIZ­ING WEL­FARE RE­CIP­I­ENTS

Calgary Herald - - WORLD -

A church pas­tor is apol­o­giz­ing for a sign he put up at the church in ru­ral South Carolina. The sign in front of the Full Gospel Taber­na­cle of God in Buf­falo, S.C., read, “Work harder, mil­lions on wel­fare de­pend on you.” The Rev. Ricky Cook told WHNSTV that he didn’t mean to of­fend any­one. Cook said he found the quote in a book and thought it was funny so he put it on the sign in front of his church in the com­mu­nity of 1,200 peo­ple in Union County. Cook said, “The Bi­ble prom­ises no loaves to the loafer.” He said some peo­ple need help, but many on wel­fare can work just as well as he does. He said they could per­form com­mu­nity ser­vice or get ed­u­ca­tion to work.

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