Wisconsin Pastor Fasting Until Congress Passes Climate Bill

Rev. Jonathan Barker Says It’s A ‘Once-In-A-Species’ Moment


  • Sunday, September 26, 2021, 2:45pm

A Kenosha pastor is fasting for climate change. The Rev. Jonathan Barker, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, stopped eating on Saturday and said he will continue the protest until Congress passes a climate bill.

Democrats pushed a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill through the House Budget Committee that strengthens social safety net and climate programs. It’s likely headed to full debate in the House.

Barker calls it a “once-in-a-species” moment. Barker says he planned not to eat until the bill passes, but indicated he would take precautions. He says he will give up the fast if he drops to 6 percent body fat.