Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Mormon Influence on Alcohol Policy


Recently CNN's John King was in Salt Lake City to do a story on Mormon culture and how it influences the debate on alcohol related issues in Utah.

The story deals with the LDS church's influence in the state and how SLC now has a non-Mormon majority and Mayor Becker's efforts to promote and align those differences.

Beerhive owner Del Vance was one of the business owners interviewed for the story.

Cheers!

4 comments:

Douglas said...

A nice video. Del did a good job defending reason. I guess we've got a long way to go, but at least we're moving.

Nazz said...

I'll never understand the debated connection of drunk driving and underage drinking to the number of bars or proximity of them. There's already a law against underage drinking and driving drunk. Plus, if I can walk to a bar it's a moot point.

Anonymous said...

(poor college student) well fuck maybe i will stay in utah just to up the population by 2 me and my wife who support being able to purchase a beautiful india pale ale on tap!!

Ricky H. said...

Utah has many positive sides, there is almost no crime. If you consider Salt Lake and it's population, there is a lot of diversity. I could go on and on, but basically what I am going to say is that this is a very nice place with a few failings. If you own a really nice house that has a broken heater, you don't move because of it, you get a new and better heater. Stupid analogy I know, but what I am saying is that whenever some one moves because of the "Damned conservative mormons", we are losing another advocate for normal people.


Anyway, I am rambling... I'll stop.