I was disappointed to see that a church I pass on my way to work every morning was just purchased by a bar. The Red Salamander, a business for those seeking homebrew, brewing supplies and cigars, just relocated to the former Covenant Christian Reformed Church building.
I do not criticize moderate drinking. The Bible clearly condemns drunkenness, but the occasional brew, if done with self-control, is alright by me. Nevertheless, it saddens me that a church, which is supposed to bring life, would sell its building to a tavern, which for some, leads down a different path.
Am I being melodramatic?
UPDATE: MIKEV writes that the church was not aware that it was being sold to a pub. Apparently the law does not require commercial real estate transactions to disclose the use for which the building will be used. Looks like there are no winners in this one. Except maybe the beer drinkers, that is.