Letter: Separation of church and drink

Published June 17, 2014 4:33 pm

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We need the LDS Church to handle church business and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to handle theirs. It seems absurd to have a board of seven members when five are Mormon. How will they vote? Duh!! (Fox News at Nine.)

When drinks are made behind a "curtain," what are we teaching our kids? What use is the curtain if they can see pretty drinks on the table next to them? Remember, Jesus' first miracle was to turn water into wine.

"The warning, say critics, painted Utah as staunchly sober and ignored years of protocol that worked just fine. It also has hurt the state's image, making Utah a 'laughing stock,'" said state Sen. Jim Dabakis. But officials rejected further revisions this year after Mormon Church leaders defended Utah's liquor laws, saying they keep residents safe." Besides, Brigham Young owned a brewery and a whiskey distillery and was known to partake.

The biggest joke when we moved here was, "You won't be able to drink!!" The majority of Utah residents belong to the Mormon Church, which teaches members to avoid drinking alcohol. Maybe that's the reason … just sayin'

Candace Wetzler