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Getting a Mega-Church Mega-Healthy

Written by PETA | April 19, 2011

Prompted by reports that churchgoers are more prone to obesity than those who don’t go to church, PETA wants to help one of the largest churches in West Virginia—the U.S.’s fattest state—become one of the slimmest. PETA is offering Chestnut Ridge Church, a mega-church in Morgantown, vegan ads to place on their pews and a yummy meatless cookout to kick off the church’s celebration of life this Easter.

Eating a plant-based diet is the best way to combat obesity as well as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. To “resurrect” your own health this Easter, simply take the Pledge to Be Veg for 30 Days.    

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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  • Saucy says:

    Ralpy, The Bible is all about vegetarianism and nonviolence. It is about Love and Respect in a power far greater then ourselves. It is about the source of life, and the end of days. It’s about faith in things unseen; a Creator of Heaven and Earth and we are but temporary guests. It is not about confusion, ritual killings and the traditions of man. It is not about endless debate of articles of faith and doctrine. Levitucus is a very telling book about the providence of God and the error of man. It forbids the consuming of blood of animals, under any circumstances, to the last generation. Well, the circumstances of those people were dire. They were hungry. Surely they were not delivered from bondage to die in the desert of starvation. God in his infinite mercy and wisdom, gave them Manna from Heaven. They rebelled, angering Moses, and God. They threw a party instead. Came up with a bright idea to drain the blood. Problem solved. Soak the meat for 24 hours, not 23, you see, but 24 hours in salt water…….no more blood. They still do that today. Not the PETA Jews, but the other ones who have sadly fallen into this error of consumption. Ralpy you cannot dissolve blood with salt water. We know that now. or as they do to this day, soak it in salt water for twenty four hours and that would disolve the blood. We now know that is not true.

  • Spider Woman says:

    Ralpy: you ignore that also in the bible an evolution is taking place! you should urgently leave pentateuch and move on to Daniel and the other prophets, specially Isaiah: He who kills an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck etc., Isaiah 66.3 and furthermore he tells us that there shall be a time where the lamb and the lion shall rest together – and this shall be with the last coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ! There is no place for killing on His whole big mountain – this was also announced by Martin Luther King, a follower of Gandhi, follower of Tolstoi, who said: as long as there are battlefields, there shall be slaughterhouses! If you want to eat meat you are free to do so, but don’t put it into the mouth of people who never touched it! Good riddance!

  • Saucy says:

    Ralpy, The Kingdom of God is Vegan…….Genesis 1:29 and The King of a Vegan Kingdom is Vegan. Even a gradeschooler could answer that. You come on this sight and mock the Love and Mercy of Christ and the Good Stewards of the Earth. You Mock the Creation of God. What is wrong you? Is your God a blood-thirsty, ravenous, devourer and destroyer of the earth, a merciless killer? Because you are going to get what you believe. You should not ask “us guys” if we have read the Bible, but how in world people can read it over and over again, and still not figure it out.

  • Spider Woman says:

    Message to Ralpy: It’s funny, but when I wrote my statement I was already prepared for this one reaction! First: Everything I wrote is true and can be veryfied! So please do it! Second: Jesus didn’t serve fish to people but he was served fish! This was after He had risen from the kingdom of death when He showed himself to His apostles! His body was then fully transformed into an uncorruptible light body and then He took a peace of fish and ate it! That means when the fish – the sinner – came into contact with His transformed glorified body, he ‘the fish or the sinner’ was immediately transformed into glory and eternal life! So Jesus didn’t kill no one but gave him eternal life! The so-called miracle of bread and fish has another meaning: the twelve baskets filled with fish and bread stands for the 12 tribes of Israel and bread means ‘the good people’, even in Sicily this expression is known until nowadays: è un pezzo di pane! the fish stands for the lost pagan! Please continue some pages more and you will find the explanation of Jesus himself, where his followers thought that He was hungry and He got angry and told them: didn’t you learn anthing from the bread and the fish? So if someone or something is low here I think it’s your poor brains and your IQ!

  • Alice2112 says:

    This is AWESOME! Always so surprised by the hypocrisy in the Church in general. They should be preaching veganism as it is the true Christian path. What Would Jesus Do? Go Vegan, of course!

  • Tummi says:

    Love it! Makes me want to go vegan just looking at that hot Jesus.

  • Spider Woman says:

    Beautiful – it’s about time that also christians start to understand that the origins of the christian church are vegetarian! Jesus was a vegetarian and it can be proved: when he entered Jerusalem on the donkey ‘and her filly’ he abolished an ancient jewish law of the Old Testament according to which at every birth of a donkey there had to be sacrificed a lamb or the neck of the donkey had to be broken! So giving Himself as the sacrifice Jesus accomplished four things in one: first He abolished animal sacrifice and second He showed us that by His sacrifice He is saving the whole earth with all her living beings, also the animals and the non-wanted! Third he threw the animal sellers out of the temple and at the last supper he distributed bread – not meat, in saying: this is my body! If there would have been meat on the table it would be logic that he would have distributed that-one, but there was none because Jesus was already in the tomb when the passover began! Furthermore, when Philippus baptised the ethiopian chanceller this-one went back to his country and how is it that until nowadays we have the oldest and largest vegetarian christian community of the world in Ethiopia! Animals from all over Africa refuge there and live completely free and in peace with these Christians of the first hour! And: most of the first church fathers such as John Chrysostom, Basilius the Great, Antonius the Great, Gregor of Nazianz, Bonifatius, Gregor of Nyssa, Hyeronimus, Origenes and many others were vegetarians! You can find over 300 vegetarian saints in the book ‘Vegetarian Christian Saints’ by Dr. Holly Roberts!

  • yolibeth says:

    this is awesome1

  • Gina says:

    It would be wonderful if they accept your offer. It would be something new and healthy to try and at the same time helping Christians take care of their God’s creatures.