BUFFALO, SC — A sign posted in front of a South Carolina church appears to take a jab at welfare recipients.
Full Gospel Tabernacle of God Church in Buffalo, SC put up a quote on their sign:
MILLIONS ON WELFARE
DEPEND ON YOU”
Senior Pastor Rev. Ricky Cook tells FOX Carolina that he found a quote in a book he uses, and thought it was funny, so it was put up on the sign at his church.
“We didn’t mean to offend nobody,” Cook said.
Rev. Cook believes he had good reason to post the message, saying there are some on welfare who are capable of working, they just choose not to.
“It needs to be fixed because I know some families…they just live in welfare all the time and it needs to be fixed, somehow,” Cook told FOX Carolina. “There are people who need it, but some, you know, they could work, but they choose not to.”
Rev. Cook suggested recipients perform community service in order to receive benefits.