- Jan 23, 2011
So my small South Arkansas town has spent several million dollars building a performing arts venue about a block off the downtown square. In the last 10 + years, we have lost half our industry, and at least 10 K in population-from 28 K down to a little over 18 K. They hired some consultant who convinced them that tourism was the way to go. The one restaurant received a permit to sell alcohol, and at each concert, vendors will be selling alcohol also. The 3 downtown churches are selling parking spaces in their lots, because parking is severely limited. My church is doing this and dividing the money between a local foster home to build another house, and our benevolence committee. I know that everyone attending these events will not be drinking but, I'm not sure about receiving money from this. I was taught years ago that wearing clothing with the name of alcohol companies, or eating at restaurants with an open bar promotes drinking. Yes I know the Bible does not prohibit drinking! But, does this fall under the don't cause your brother/sister to stumble passage?