The lady who had her own church chair

The lady who had her own church chair

There are 2 comments on the Effingham Herald story from Jun 21, 2012, titled The lady who had her own church chair. In it, Effingham Herald reports that:

Recently, I went to church while on vacation in Gulfport, Mississippi. At the end of a row of nice padded chairs was an older chair with arm rests, and a big sign fastened with transparent tape to the back of the seat.

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Coos Bay, OR

#1 Jun 23, 2012
I read the article and I really have to disagree with Dr. Bob Rogers, the author who said "...if you have a favorite seat at church, that’s fine. But if you can go get a lost person and give up your seat for him, that’s better." He clearly stated that he was told "she wanted the arm rests." As a person suffering with degenerative disk disease/arthritis/bone spurs, I can guarantee that armrests make all the difference when I try to rise from a chair (especially after sitting for an hour-long church service). Sometimes, "wanting" and "needing" are the same thing.
Old Man

Urbandale, IA

#2 Jun 24, 2012
I understand the sentiment. However, we need to not make those with disabilities feel uncomfortable in attending church. I suggest if Dr. Bob Rogers give his home to the homeless and live under a bridge... Well you see what I am saying.

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