IFAS | Freedom Writer | September/October 1997 | baptists.html

Fat Baptists

A study of 1,000 pastors and family members by the Southern Baptist Convention found that most were overweight and more sedentary than the national average. About one third didn't eat breakfast each day, had high blood pressure and suffered from sleep dep rivation. Fast food topped their list of most regularly consumed meals.

The study also showed no signs of alcohol abuse and very little reported tobacco use. According to some observers, since Baptists are unofficially forbidden to drink or smoke, high fat and cholesterol is their vice of choice.

Instead of boycotting Disney, the Baptists might do better to stay away from McDonald's and Burger King.

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