To the Editor:
Considering the tremendous harm that alcohol continues to cause our society, the churches of the Tuckaseigee Baptist Association would like to make known their complete and total opposition to the May referendum allowing alcohol sales throughout Jackson County.
In the Bible, we are warned that alcohol is deceitful (Proverbs 20:1), clouds judgment (Proverbs 31:4, 5), and causes shameful behavior (Habakkuk 2:15, 16). In 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22, Paul tells us, “Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.”
Therefore it is our hope and prayer that this referendum be defeated and the sale of alcoholic beverages not spread any further in Jackson County.
The churches of the Tuckasiegee Baptist Association:
Buff Creek Baptist, Calvary Baptist, Cashiers Baptist, Cullowhee Valley Baptist, Dicks Creek Baptist, East Fork Baptist, Faith Baptist, Greens Creek Baptist, Hamburg Baptist, Hyatts Chapel Baptist, Jarrett Memorial Baptist, La Primera Iglesia Bautista de Amor, Little Savannah Baptist, Locust Field Baptist, Long Branch Baptist, Lovedale Baptist, Moses Creek Baptist, Mt. Pleasant Baptist, New Hope Baptist, New Savannah Baptist, Ochre Hill Baptist, Old Savannah Baptist, Pine Creek Baptist, Promised Land Baptist, Rockdale Baptist, Scotts Creek Baptist, Sols Creek Baptist, Speedwell Baptist, Unity Baptist, and Wilkesdale Baptist.