Sunday, September 6, 2009

Beer & Jesus

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Since Bowie Living posted about Al Franken & Health Care Reform, I have decided to post about something I saw today while driving through Bowie.

This morning, I was driving around Bowie running a few errands before we head off to the Bowie Baysox game this afternoon. I was driving past the Sacred Heart Catholic Church where they had two signs out on the side of the road promoting their Labor Day Festival tomorrow. Nothing unusual there. Most churches have signs outside announcing events that are taking place.

The thing about the signs that I thought was unusual, and bothered me, is that one sign had a Budweiser logo and the other a Bud Light logo. Now I like a cold Bud as much as the next guy, maybe more, and I realize that not all religious denominations believe that drinking alcohol is a sin. I am definitely not a prude, but it seemed an odd and inappropriate juxtaposition of a church activity essentially being sponsored by a brand of beer.
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  1. I get your point! Somewhat of a contradiction. At least it wasn't sponsored by Colt 45 or Old English 800!

  2. It wouldn't bother me that much if they were serving beer at the event, it just seemed odd to have the beer sponsoring the event

  3. Ha, I have had a beer or two at this event during past Labor Days, although I'm not affiliated in the least with the church or the religion. I'm not sure of the arrangement that they had with Budweiser, but they did have kegs, and it was cold. You even walk by the stations of the cross on your way to get the beer. In the past we went for pony rides and other events for the kids, and we always see a lot of friends and neighbors there as well. I don't mind that they have the beer, and they didn't seem to mind that I'm a sinner.

  4. Dickster, My wife said that there was a similar discussion on Facebook between several of her Facebook friends.

  5. that's interesting Mike. I have no problem with them serving beer but promoting seems out of place for a church given the problems alcohol can cause.



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