In addition to fried chicken, Oak Hill Missionary Baptist Church pastor Michael Minor has banned sugary drinks from church gatherings as well, according to WMC-TV.
“Fried chicken has mysterious powers,”said Minor, who says people seem unable to eat just one piece.
“People are healthier, more energy. Their weight is down and once you get the weight down, you want to keep it down,” said Minor.
Pastor Minor has visited the White House in association with Michelle Obama’s anti-obesity campaign and is also helping parishioners learn about 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.
In his weekly radio address, President Obama said the health care website is not working “the way it’s supposed to.”
“That’s frustrating for all of us who have worked so hard to make sure everyone who needs it gets health care. And it’s especially frustrating for the Americans who’ve been trying to get covered,” added Obama.
President Obama also encouraged people to “call 1-800-318-2596 or visit LocalHelp.HealthCare.gov” and said health care plans will not “sell out.”
Minor’s church is one of many that has received a federal grant to help people sign up for Obamacare.