Editorial: Church-spirits rules are outdated, unfair

  • Article by: EDITORIAL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 14, 2011 - 6:02 AM

Relaxing Minneapolis ordinance would help small businesses.

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h2bhcNov. 13, 11 5:04 PM

70/30, 60/40? Let's make it 50/50! Last time I checked two drinks was about equal to one entree.

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someduderNov. 13, 11 8:59 PM

So you CAN'T drink wine in a bar within 300 feet of a church but you CAN drink wine inside the church?

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whataboutmeNov. 14, 11 6:38 AM

beer, a sandwich in every bottle, it's beyond the time when we should have stopped cowtowing to the religion business, repeal these rediculas laws

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swschradNov. 14, 11 9:37 AM

bring Vegas to Minnesota, handing out booze practically on the steps of the cathedral... what is hell is going on here. oh, right. hell. if you want a taste of the grape on Sunday, heck, come to communion. you might pick up something better than the line on the football game, too.

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lali0020Nov. 14, 1110:16 AM

Gotta love the church going fools that are supposed to be about compassion and forgiveness but "don't want to see people coming out of bars when they leave church". Too bad. This country/state is not founded on worrying about whether you "want" to limit someones freedom to please your aesthetics. Learn to co-exist, I'm not a big fan of religion but I'm not going around saying I don't want to see church goers around my neighborhood preaching intolerance.

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CRAIGHALLNov. 14, 1111:30 AM

Let's turn this around. We should ban churches from establishing within 500feet of a bar. The last thing I want to see when I go drinking is someone going to church. Not to mention that churches don't pay taxes, but bars do.

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ZombiehunterNov. 14, 1111:50 AM

While we're at it can we change the laws so I can buy a bottle of booze on a Sunday? We need to ease up on some of these 19th century laws and get with the modern times.

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manwich74Nov. 14, 11 6:24 PM

I vote for more beer! The days of the teetotalers and Anti-Saloon League are long past; like, 100 years past. The vocal minority should be shouted down by normal people. CRAIGHALL, you stole my line, "The last thing I want to see when I go drinking is someone going to church." Nice.

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