Letter: Greed, not support for schools, behind push for liquor by drink

Apr. 01, 2013 @ 11:59 PM

Editor:

March 14 was a black day for the city of Pigeon Forge. The forces of evil triumphed on that day, but we know Christians will win in the end.

They say liquor by the drink is for the schools. That old horse has been ridden to death. Every time they want to hike our taxes, they say it is for the schools.

Why can’t they just be honest and say they are greedy. It is well said that the love of money is the root of all evil. No man can serve two masters, for he will either hate one and love the other or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (Money).

Whosoever is deceived, thereby is not wise. Anyone who thinks strong drink is helping them is deceived by it. Maybe those professed, God-fearing Christians can go to their favorite restaurant and have a drink with their meal and feel good about it. But the God I serve would not allow me to support something that was contrary to his desire. What kind of message does that send to children when leaders endorse things that are contrary to God’s will?

If I were to vote for liquor by the drink and someone became drunk and wrecked and killed himself, then I would have to say, I helped to kill them. We lived for many years in Pigeon Forge and we are just sorry for the turn things have taken. What is next? Several package stores in town? Casinos would bring in a lot of money. Maybe they could build a track for horse racing.

Roy Cole

Sevierville