Controversy

Pastor: Your paycheck is 'church welfare'

Whoa. That’s what historian David Barton said in a recent interview.  It starts at about the 2:45 mark: Barton  said:

“What they (pastors) believe is that they can’t survive without it. Now, I’m a big believer in the way Paul did it. Paul was bivocational. He had his own income so that he wasn’t dependent on a church…Right now what happens is so many ministers depend on their church, and I’m sorry, I often call it church welfare. These are guys that get their check from the church and they don’t want to mess with their check, don’t want to jeopardize that.”
Huh. Thoughts? Todd