“Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” Proverbs 20:1
Never before have I understood the deadly effects of alcohol. Before a year ago when Jerry and I came to Lake Havasu to establish here a church, I had little comprehension of the wide-spread devastation that results from drugs and alcohol (alcohol, of course is a drug, but somehow is often given a pass.)
When I came across this story of a vicar who is planning to sell wine and beer at his church, I was astonished, and I am ashamed of ministry that would do this and would joke about the issue. Please read the entire article, and view the video in which Britishers voice their objections.
A vicar is to apply for a drinks licence so he can sell wine and beer at his small village church.
The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth could be made licensee of St Peter ad Vincula Church in Pennal, near Machynlleth, close to the Powys-Gwynedd border.
He joked that there were plans to serve more than just spirits, though, with lager and wine on the menu too.
Mr ap Iorwerth said he might also open a bar with proper pub-style pumps in a new church cafe in the future.
Read more and view the video here.
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