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Ohio Pastor Apologizes For Halloween Pamphlets

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio pastor has apologized for giving
trick-or-treaters comic-book style pamphlets about fearing God.

The Hillsboro Times-Gazette reports that at least one parent complained about a pamphlet titled "Mean Momma" in which three
children die, one by hanging himself.

The Rev. Kenny Cousar of Hillsboro's Northview Baptist Church
says his church was careless and he "deeply apologizes." He says
the pamphlet was inappropriate for small children, and that his
church doesn't preach such "scare tactics."

He says the church gives out religious tracts every Halloween and usually gets a good response.

The church's Facebook page indicates 2,200 pamphlets were given
out by church members to trick-or-treaters.

Parent C.J. Rooks says she was shocked when she saw what her 3-
and 4-year-old children were given.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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