Athens, Ala- Voters have a chance on tuesday to return this nothern Alabama city to the days of Prohibition. A measure to end the sale of alcohol in Atherns is up for a citywide vote, a reare instance where voters could overturn a previous vote to allow sales. Business interests are against repeal, but church leaders who helped organize the pettition drive that got the measure on the ballot are asking members t pray and fast in support of a ban. Christians who oppose drinking on moral grounds believe they have a chance to win, however small. "If it cans be voted out anywhere itk will be here because so many Christians are against it" said Teresa Thomas, who works in a Christian book store. The Rev. Eddie Gooch feels good about the chances of ending alcohol sales in Athens but he is'nt taking any chances. Gooch has urged members of his United Methodist Church to pray and fast on election day and the two days leading up to it. Church volunteers have sent thousands of letters and made phone calls encouraging people to vote "dry"
My homepage is set to Yahoo and when I saw this in their top seven news stories on the front page I decided to take a look since the town they're talking about is only 20 miles outside of where I grew up. I thought I would pose a few questions..........
1) Would you care if the U.S outlawed Alcohol and if so what would do as a remedy...would you make your own?
2) Should the Christian people who are fasting be labeled as radicals, just as most of us who label alot of Muslims "extreme" because of their beliefs. (I'm not talking about terrorists who strap bombs to their bodies believeing they're going to a heaven full of virgins, there are Muslims who we might label "extreme" who have strong beliefs in their religion without being brainwashed by something that Islam does'nt teach)
Thanks LL, take care my friends.
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