Thursday, October 25, 2007

Out of Sight, Out of Her Mind

[News] Utah liquor control commissioner Bobbie Coray put forth the idea yesterday at the monthly (Hell, why not daily? Evil never rests!) booze meeting that alcohol bottles be obscured from the view of restaurant patrons so as not to offend Mormon diners. Yes, seriously.

"We have a dual responsibility," said nondrinker Coray. "We are to make alcohol available for those who want to consume it and at the same time not make anyone uncomfortable." She even has a name for such a partition that restaurants would have to shill out for: "a Zion curtain."

Swell. Here's another thought fraught with unoriginality: A certain towering white building downtown might offend drunks. Can we get a task force on that? (Bill Frost)


  1. Pinheads is right. This Coray woman has taken a non-issue and with one stupid statement has managed to feed the "great divide" between Mormons and non in this state, once again. If you asked her, she would probably say "many people have mentioned this to me," when that is total lie. Nobody--drinkers or not--care about the bottles in a bar and what they look like. If this catches on, people should show up at the next liquor control meeting with pitchforks.

  2. As an active LDS I couldn't care less about seeing bottles at the store or anywhere else. It's not like the mere sight of alcohol is going make me suddently break the Word of Wisdom. Well I do mind seeing empty beer cans littering the streets, but that's not exactly the same thing.


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