Ohio church sorry for Easter lesson encouraging attacks on pastor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) An Ohio church has apologized for an Easter lesson in which a pastor encouraged students to slap, cut and spit on him _ incidents captured in videos and posted online. Justin Ross is lead pastor at Impact City Church near Columbus. Ross says an associate pastor encouraged the attacks on himself to help students learn about Easter and the crucifixion of Jesus. The Columbus Dispatch reports several students took the pastor up on the offer, and one cut him on the neck.