Bishop Tyrone D. Smith of the Life Changing Faith Church (which does not pay taxes — 501(c)(3) organization — and begs for money) attacked people who receive government aid during the opening invocation in the Florida Senate on April 26, notes the Friendly Atheist:
We confess that we have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have allowed the willful murder of the unborn and called it pro-choice. We have allowed the demoralization of various sects of society and called it independence.
Florida State Senator Gary Farmer slammed Smith’s prayer on Twitter:
Horribly offensive prayer this morning in the Florida Senate. Fortunately we are still a country & state governed by the Constitution & not extreme religious views.— Senator Gary Farmer (@FarmerForFLSen) April 26, 2021
(Prayer also said that people on welfare are lazy…not worthy of someone who professes to be a person of God.)