To The Daily: A very important, yet divisive, issue for Hartselle voters is the wet/dry referendum. Supposedly, many local church members have approached several of Hartselle’s businesses and have threatened to boycott their business if they support the referendum, or altogether stop shopping with them if we go wet — and the business decides to sell a legal product.
Some have said that if you support the referendum you must be an alcoholic, you abuse your wife and children and force them to do without basic necessities. Some claim that there will be nude bars and drunks lying in the street if we go wet. That’s very “Christian” of them, don’t you think?
This same “vote no” crowd refuses to acknowledge that the Bible is full of references to wine and strong drink. The Bible tells us that drunkenness is a sin, whereas having wine or a beer is not. If the wine wasn’t fermented, how did Noah and Lot become drunk? The last supper was months after grape harvesting season, yet Jesus and the disciples drank from the fruit of the vine.
Think about it. In Biblical times, there were no water purification systems and no refrigeration.
We can debate this issue until Jesus returns and neither side is going to give up. What I do know is that Hartselle is missing out on opportunities to grow economically.
Supposedly, a developer representing a major retail store and several restaurants have already inquired and moved on after learning that we were dry.
Every week, the Hartselle police blotter has several individuals who are arrested for incidents involving alcohol, yet we are a dry community. Does the “vote no” crowd think that if this referendum is defeated, then Hartselle will become as safe as Fort Knox?
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