Portly pastors make up more than a third of American clergy
And some of these Christian fatsos are selling – or trying to sell – diet books and diet plans…
Such as Rev. Rick Warren and his “Daniel Diet Plan” program (read more at this off site link, this off site link or this one or this one), or tub of lard pastor John Hagee (read more about that at this link on this blog).
- Jan 14, 2015
- …Published in the journal Social Science Research, the study from researchers at Baylor University and LSU found that more than one-third of US clergy members are obese. The study team found that stress, long hours, limited pay and self-neglect are the main driving forces.
- …However, the study team found that regularly attending communal dinners isn’t the driving force behind preacher obesity. One of the biggest factors, the study found, is that clergy are often low paid for their religious work and need to either work with multiple congregations or pick up a secondary occupation.
- This stress and added demands of a second professional responsibility could make maintaining a healthy lifestyle more challenging than it normally would be, the researchers said.