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Funerals & fried chicken: Stop the cycle

By Dr. James Wadley,

I am occasionally asked why I named my radio show “Funerals and Fried Chicken.”

Not long ago, I was surrounded by friends and relatives in the basement of a church, following a funeral, and the food served was fried chicken, mac n’ cheese and assorted cakes, pies and other desert items.

Many of those present were already overweight or obese and had chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. It struck me as inappropriate (if not rude) that we were gathered in the house of our Lord to honor the deceased, while knowingly poisoning our bodies… perhaps begetting the next funeral.


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