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WhatYaThink

Snellville, GA

#1 Jun 26, 2011
Gov. Deal recently passed a law that lets communities decide if they want to allow packaged alcohol sales on Sunday in thier city. Agree or disagree and why?
Lifeisgood

Rome, GA

#2 Jun 26, 2011
Agree. We need something to boost the economy?
drinker

Rome, GA

#3 Jun 26, 2011
And quit mandating their hypocritical ideals for all!

If Christians are truly opposed to the sale of alcohol on sabbath I challenge them to refrain from ANY restaurants that serve it. I know none locally do but I bet they ain't gonna stay away from the Red Lobster and Outback on Sundays. I guess their principles only matter when they are preaching. When you go to these places even if you don't drink you're saying you ain't got a problem with them serving it. Think about it. And those folks who line up at the cafe 212 ignoring the drunkeness from the night before are hypocrites too.
Firefighter

Alturas, FL

#4 Jun 26, 2011
Its great and all but the bible thumping old timers who stop any growth in this town will put the brakes on it like everything else. Unless its to benefit them and their fellow church members won't find out, or it helps the good old boy system get bigger.
Lifeisgood

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jun 26, 2011
Agree. You know the Steakhouse did a survey about whethere her " regulars" would stoP coming if she served beer, wine or alcohol. There was an overwhelming Yes they would not come. But as Heinretta said after church they all go to El Nopal, Walmart, any other restaurant that serves alcohol if not on Sunday.
We need to stand up and fight!
Firefighter

Alturas, FL

#6 Jun 26, 2011
So let the bible thumping hipocrites boycott steak house in rockmart, that leaves more seats for the rest of us sinners who welcome the addition of alcohol to the menu. Those ignorant dumbasses are too busy trying to ruin everyone elses fun to realize the steak house that opened in Cartersville by the same owners is serving alcohol at that location. Oooooohhhhh they can't eat there now cause its the same owners oooooohhhhh.
my opinion is

Frostproof, FL

#7 Jun 26, 2011
That's ok if the "regulars" quit going to eat there. The will have a whole lot of new customers that don't eat there because they don't serve alcohol. It won't effect their business, in fact it will boost it in my opinion!
irregular

Rome, GA

#8 Jun 26, 2011
Firefighter wrote:
So let the bible thumping hipocrites boycott steak house in rockmart, that leaves more seats for the rest of us sinners who welcome the addition of alcohol to the menu. Those ignorant dumbasses are too busy trying to ruin everyone elses fun to realize the steak house that opened in Cartersville by the same owners is serving alcohol at that location. Oooooohhhhh they can't eat there now cause its the same owners oooooohhhhh.
maybe if they served alcohol nobody would notice the food
beenthere

Cedartown, GA

#9 Jun 27, 2011
Did'nt the bible say something about Jesus turning the water into wine?People should live and let live.If we don't pass Sunday sales,we are going to lose a lot of local dollars to other surrounding towns.And I have not yet heard "IF" we are even going to get to vote on the matter.All the preachers have to do is get to the council and mayor to stop us from voicing our opinion.LET US VOTE!!!!!!!!!
JustMyOpinion

Rockmart, GA

#10 Jun 27, 2011
Not selling alcohol on sundays is not gonna keep people from drinking on sundays. They are just gonna buy enough for sunday, saturday night. And from what I understand, the man and wife who own cafe 212 are members of the methodist church in town. Finally, christians who get it!!! If certain christians don't wanna buy beer on sunday then fine, but don't force everyone else to follow your beliefs. If God gave us all free will, then what makes them think they have a right to choose for the rest of us? I think it's cause sunday sells would probably leave some church pews empty, which would result in less tithes and offerings, which would mean "no 6 figure" payroll per year for the preacher. That's how much the preacher made at the old church I went to. We had a church meeting and went over finances. He was making over $100,000 a year and the church wasn't bringing in enough to cover all expenses so they were gonna have to cut the secretary's pay. WTH??? Why couldn't HE take a paycut? My point is church people have no room to talk and try to govern how other people live. Most are hypocrites in my opinion. I personally don't drink much anyway, maybe once in a blue moon, but I sure as heck don't try and tell other people how to live their lives!!! This is just my opinion.
businessman

Rome, GA

#11 Jun 27, 2011
JustMyOpinion wrote:
Not selling alcohol on sundays is not gonna keep people from drinking on sundays. They are just gonna buy enough for sunday, saturday night. And from what I understand, the man and wife who own cafe 212 are members of the methodist church in town. Finally, christians who get it!!! If certain christians don't wanna buy beer on sunday then fine, but don't force everyone else to follow your beliefs. If God gave us all free will, then what makes them think they have a right to choose for the rest of us? I think it's cause sunday sells would probably leave some church pews empty, which would result in less tithes and offerings, which would mean "no 6 figure" payroll per year for the preacher. That's how much the preacher made at the old church I went to. We had a church meeting and went over finances. He was making over $100,000 a year and the church wasn't bringing in enough to cover all expenses so they were gonna have to cut the secretary's pay. WTH??? Why couldn't HE take a paycut? My point is church people have no room to talk and try to govern how other people live. Most are hypocrites in my opinion. I personally don't drink much anyway, maybe once in a blue moon, but I sure as heck don't try and tell other people how to live their lives!!! This is just my opinion.
I know for a fact that Methodists don't have a problem with drinking - just look at some of their members. It sucks to go grocery shopping on Sunday and remember you need wine, etc. for a dish but can't walk out of there with it even though it's sitting on the shelves. FREE ENTERPRISE should reign in a true democracy.
JustMyOpinion

Rockmart, GA

#12 Jun 27, 2011
businessman wrote:
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I know for a fact that Methodists don't have a problem with drinking - just look at some of their members. It sucks to go grocery shopping on Sunday and remember you need wine, etc. for a dish but can't walk out of there with it even though it's sitting on the shelves. FREE ENTERPRISE should reign in a true democracy.
If I considered going to church, it would be the Methodist church. They are way more laid back then most of the others. I know what you mean. Everytime I actually want to drink, it usually happens on a sunday lol. I even went to the checkout line in wal mart one time with some wine and they looked at me like I was completely stupid for a min until I realized it was sunday. And I don't think anything is a democracy in this country anymore.
Wondering

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jun 28, 2011
If voted on and passed, would it only apply to packaged sales or does it also apply to open drinks such as at restaurants? In other words, could Racetrac sell 6-packs but El Nepal not be allowed to sell a Margarita? Does anyone know?
Lifeisgood

Philadelphia, PA

#14 Jun 29, 2011
Good question, Wondering. Hope someone posts an answer. Great posts back and forth seeing what people thing.
beer

Richmond, VA

#15 Jun 29, 2011
sell it
Firefighter

United States

#16 Jun 29, 2011
I think they will sell it all, the liquor stores will be open on sunday too
SMG lover

Rome, GA

#18 Jun 30, 2011
I understand what that person said - if someone is philosophically opposed to something then don't do business there! Don't just ignore your beliefs because you like something they have or because it's more convenient to go there. Stand up for what you believe!! If a business engages in selling a product against your beliefs you shouldn't give them your business. Economics.
diner

Atlanta, GA

#20 Jun 30, 2011
Excuse Me wrote:
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With the exception of Triangle Foods, there is no other grocery store I know of that doesn't sell alcohol; drug stores sell drugs (I know they are legal but so is alcohol); convenience stores all sell alcohol and all the ones in Rockmart have gambling machines. WHAT YOU ARE DOING IS PUSHING SLATE MARKET GRILL BY TELLING FOLKS NOT TO EAT WHERE ALCOHOL IS SERVED. ARE YOU THE OWNER?? I care not what is served to drink at any establishment and I'm a Christian and don't drink. But, I'm not going to let what other people buy make me miss out on some of my favorite food at Applebee's, Longhorn Steaks, Ruby Tuesday, Tequila's, Pizza Depot, Jim & Nick's, Aspen's, etc. We are supposed to be Christian's in the midst of sin -- not to turn and run as though we don't have enough faith to resist temptation!!
No, Keith Fuller wouldn't and doesn't have to bad-mouth other restaurants directly or deviously. Other places dont' sell alcohol so that could just as easily be the Edges!

So according to your beliefs you have no problem with Sunday alcohol sales? Who sells beer on Sunday? does el nopal? maybe that would explain why they are so busy after church if so!!
What Ya Think

Atlanta, GA

#21 Jun 30, 2011
diner wrote:
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No, Keith Fuller wouldn't and doesn't have to bad-mouth other restaurants directly or deviously. Other places dont' sell alcohol so that could just as easily be the Edges!
So according to your beliefs you have no problem with Sunday alcohol sales? Who sells beer on Sunday? does el nopal? maybe that would explain why they are so busy after church if so!!
El Nopal will be just as busy after church if it sold on Sunday. Wal-mart would be just as crowded. Any of these people who say don't go to a place that sells alcohol ever reach over the beer guzzleing person next to them to catch a foul ball at a Braves game?
People say a christian should not go to a place that sells alcohol, but it is not the alcohol that is a sin, it is the consumption that is. The bible says the love of money is the root of all evil but the christian church treasurer take Sunday collections to the bank! You see, it is NOT the item but what someone does with it!
drinker

Rome, GA

#22 Jun 30, 2011
I got no problem with anybody selling alcohol any day of the week just don't be a hypocrite about it. Them Baptists will scream about sinning but they all just about been drunk more than once in their life. I just say you do what you gonna do and let me do what I'm gonna do; I don't tell you what you should do and I don't drink and drive! Never made no sense to me that they don't care if you drink with your dinner - how they think I'm gonna get home? Wouldn't it be safer (and be like them drinking in their closet or bathroom at home) to let me buy it and take it back to the house?

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