TEEN DRINKING and the
CURSE OF BOOZE!

By David J. Stewart

“I tell you that the curse of God Almighty is on the saloon.” —Billy Sunday

       Teenage booze drinking and drunkenness are epidemic throughout America. It's as simple as the old childhood rhyme: “Money see, monkey hear, monkey do!” Parents can discourage their teens from drinking all they want, but it is useless if the parents are boozers. Kids are going to follow the example set forth in front of them. Television, Sports, Pop and Country music—all glamorize BOOZE...

The above picture speaks 1,000 words. The beer industry hypocritically tells teens not to drink alcohol until they are 21, while those same companies saturate American culture with booze, booze, booze! Consequently, underaged drinking is an epidemic problem in America!

American culture has been INDOCTRINATED by television and music to love booze. From Katy Perry's lyrics WE DROVE TO CALI AND GOT DRUNK, to Toby Keith's LET'S GET DRUNK AND BE SOMEBODY, American culture glorifies drinking alcohol. Television is saturated with people drinking beer, making beer-drinking look like such a wonderful activity. They never show you the hospitals, prisons, and morgues; but rather, the glamorous nightlife, lots of friends, and people having a fun time drinking booze. The Devil is a beautiful liar! All of Satan's apples have worms! Sin will always take you further than you planned to go, keep you longer than you intended to stay, and cost you more than you wanted to pay.

Adults can preach all they want about abstinence from drugs and beer, but teens are going to do as their parents do. Parents and family relatives who drink booze are setting bad examples for kids to follow. The biggest hypocrisy in the world are people who go around saying “say no to drugs,” while guzzling beer by the gallons.

To teens, the word "summer" means freedom. School is out and teens have more time with friends, often with reduced supervision. Unfortunately, summer is a time when teens are at high risk to start drinking – and when teen drunk-driving deaths are at their highest. The "We Don’t Serve Teens" campaign targets easy teen access to alcohol with the reminder, “Let's make it a safe summer. Don’t serve alcohol to teens.”

"We Don't Serve Teens" is a national campaign to prevent underage drinking brought to you by the Federal Trade Commission, the nation's consumer protection agency.

Source:
www.dontserveteens.gov


LIQUID DEVIL

One man got drunk, beat his wife, took a knife and cut his son's head off in the kitchen. When the father sobered up the next day in a prison cell, he didn't believe what he was being charged with. He didn't even remember what he had done. Listen to the red-hot sermon for yourself, Alcohol: Public Enemy # 1.

Click to hear the needful MP3 sermon, Alcohol Public Enemy #1 (by Pastor Danny Castle)

Download MP3 Sermon | Download MP3 with gospel singing before sermon

There are many subtle and subliminal methods used to promote booze to people...

...the beer companies that aim their advertising mainly at poor members of minority groups use the cobra, bull, dragon, tiger, stallion and pit bull to convey their messages. “The idea is to sell wildness and power to the powerless.” (U. S. News & World Report, “Hostility among the icecubes,” July 15, 1991.)

Isn't that sad? Beer companies target the poor and minority groups, deceiving them into believing that drinking beer will empower them. In reality, drinking beer diminishes a person's ability to think clearly, and causes them to lose control with each drink. Beer does the exact opposite of what the beer companies allude, rendering the victim powerless.

Isaiah 24:9, “They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.”

I thank God for organizations like Mother Against Drunk Drivers (MADD) who are doing their best to fight against the evils of alcohol, but God is Against more than just drunk drivers... GOD HATES ALCOHOL, THE SALOON, AND THE ENTIRE BEER INDUSTRY.

“Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.” —Proverb 23:29-35

Alcohol is more dangerous than crystal meth or heroine, when you look at the consequences of beer on society and individuals overall. The costs to taxpayers have been staggering. Alcohol is a menace to society...

Alcohol 'more harmful than heroin' says Prof David Nutt

Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack when the overall dangers to the individual and society are considered, according to a study in the Lancet.

The report is co-authored by Professor David Nutt, the former government chief drugs adviser who was sacked in 2009.

It ranked 20 drugs on 16 measures of harm to users and to wider society.

Heroin, crack and crystal meth were deemed worst for individuals, with alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine worst for society, and alcohol worst overall.

The study by the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs also said tobacco and cocaine were judged to be equally harmful, while ecstasy and LSD were among the least damaging.
 

Harm score

Professor Nutt refused to leave the drugs debate when he was sacked from his official post by the former Labour Home Secretary, Alan Johnson.

He went on to form the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, which says it aims to investigate the drug issue without any political interference.

One of its other members is Dr Les King, another former government adviser who quit over Prof Nutt's treatment.

Members of the group, joined by two other experts, scored each drug for harms including mental and physical damage, addiction, crime and costs to the economy and communities.

Graphic comparing the harmfulness of various substances

The study involved 16 criteria, including a drug's affects on users' physical and mental health, social harms including crime, "family adversities" and environmental damage, economic costs and "international damage".
 

'Valid and necessary'

The findings run contrary to the government's long-established drug classification system, but the paper's authors argue that their system - based on the consensus of experts - provides an accurate assessment of harm for policy makers.

"Our findings lend support to previous work in the UK and the Netherlands, confirming that the present drug classification systems have little relation to the evidence of harm," the paper says.

"They also accord with the conclusions of previous expert reports that aggressively targeting alcohol harms is a valid and necessary public health strategy."

In 2007, Prof Nutt and colleagues undertook a limited attempt to create a harm ranking system, sparking controversy over the criteria and the findings.

The new, more complex, system ranked alcohol as three times more harmful than cocaine or tobacco. Ecstasy was ranked as causing one-eighth the harm of alcohol.

It also contradicted the Home Office's decision to make the so-called legal high mephedrone a Class B drug, saying that alcohol was five times more harmful.

The rankings have been published to coincide with a conference on drugs policy, organised by Prof Nutt's committee.
 

'Extraordinary lengths'

Prof Nutt told the BBC: "Overall, alcohol is the most harmful drug because it's so widely used.

"Crack cocaine is more addictive than alcohol but because alcohol is so widely used there are hundreds of thousands of people who crave alcohol every day, and those people will go to extraordinary lengths to get it."

He said it was important to separate harm to individuals and harm to society.

Government advisor Professor David Nutt likens the effects of alcohol to a range of other drugs including heroin.

The Lancet paper written by Prof Nutt, Dr King and Dr Lawrence Phillips, does not examine the harm caused to users by taking more than one drug at a time.

Gavin Partington, of the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said alcohol abuse affected "a minority" who needed "education, treatment and enforcement".

Mr Partington, who is the spokesman for the Wine and Spirit Trade Association, said millions of people enjoyed alcohol "as part of a regular and enjoyable social drink".

"Clearly alcohol misuse is a problem in the country and our real fear is that, by talking in such extreme terms, Professor Nutt and his colleagues risk switching people off from considering the real issues and the real action that is needed to tackle alcohol misuse," he said.

"We are talking about a minority. We need to focus policy around that minority, which is to do with education, treatment and enforcement."

A Home Office spokesman said: "Our priorities are clear - we want to reduce drug use, crack down on drug-related crime and disorder and help addicts come off drugs for good."

SOURCE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-11660210


Facts Prove the Deceptive Nature of Booze

Beer is extremely dangerous because it contains less alcohol than stronger drinks such as whiskey. Beer drinkers are under a FALSE sense of security and are likely to consume much more alcohol. Most deaths caused by alcohol are directly the result of BEER drinking, not hard liquor. ALL types of alcoholic drinks need to be banned from American society. America needs Billy Sundays to rise up all across this once great nation, preaching uncompromisingly hard and loud against the sin of drinking alcohol.

SOURCE: MADD Statistics

God hates beer because it causes so much misery, death, and heartbreak.

"The American mongoose is the open licensed saloon. It eats the carpets off the floor and the clothes from off your back, your money out of the bank, and it eats up character, and it goes on until at last it leaves a stranded wreck in the home, a skeleton of what was once brightness and happiness."

—Evangelist Billy Sunday

Don't be fooled friend, death and tragedy are knocking at your door if you are a beer drinker. It's just a matter of time.



Jacqueline Saburido (pictured above)

Teens Drink One-Fifth of U.S. Alcohol!

Beer Soaks America (exposing the lying propaganda of the beer industry)

Noting that alcohol "remains the most heavily abused substance by America's youth," acting U.S. Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu, M.D., M.P.H., called for government, school officials, parents, communities, and youth themselves to do more to prevent underage drinking.

"We can no longer ignore what alcohol is doing to our children," said Moritsugu in issuing the first Surgeon General's policy aimed at the issue of underage drinking. The "Call to Action" was developed in cooperation with the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

"Too many Americans consider underage drinking a rite of passage to adulthood," said Moritsugu. "Research shows that young people who start drinking before the age of 15 are five times more likely to have alcohol-related problems later in life. New research also indicates that alcohol may harm the developing adolescent brain. The availability of this research provides more reasons than ever before for parents and other adults to protect the health and safety of our nation's children."

The Call to Action puts great emphasis on changing public attitudes toward youth alcohol use, while also giving a nod to some of the other factors that influence youth decisions to drink, including the "normal maturational changes that all adolescents experience; genetic, psychological, and social factors specific to each adolescent; and the various social and cultural environments that surround adolescents, including their families, schools, and communities."

"These factors -- some of which protect adolescents from alcohol use and some of which put them at risk -- change during the course of adolescence," Moritsugu noted in his introduction to the Call to Action. "Because environmental factors play such a significant role, responsibility for the prevention and reduction of underage drinking extends beyond the parents of adolescents, their schools, and communities. It is the collective responsibility of the nation as a whole and of each of us individually."

"This is a health crisis that has been fueled by denial, inaction and acceptance. The new Call to Action can help turn that around," said Hawaii lieutenant governor James R. Aiona, Jr., co-chair of the group Leadership to Keep Children Alcohol Free, a public-private coalition that includes a number of state governors' spouses.

The goals of the Call to Action include:

  • fostering changes in society that facilitate healthy adolescent development and that help prevent and reduce underage drinking;
  • engaging parents, schools, communities, all levels of government, all social systems that interface with youth, and youth themselves in a coordinated national effort to prevent and reduce underage drinking and its consequences;
  • promoting an understanding of underage alcohol consumption in the context of human development and maturation that takes into account individual adolescent characteristics as well as environmental, ethnic, cultural, and gender differences;
  • conducting additional research on adolescent alcohol use and it relationship to development;
  • working to improve public health surveillance on underage drinking and on population-based risk factors for this behavior; and
  • working to ensure that policies at all levels are consistent with the national goal of preventing and reducing underage alcohol consumption.

The Surgeon General did not list the alcohol industry -- often accused by critics of marketing to underage youth -- in its list of primary target audiences, nor was alcohol advertising mentioned as one of the environmental factors affecting youth decisionmaking about alcohol. "The industry got off very easy in this pronouncement," said Kim Miller, manager of federal relations for the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "The industry's conflict of interest as a credible prevention player was not questioned, and there was only oblique reference to evidence-based policy approaches the industry most adamantly opposes -- taxation being top among them."

However, the Call to Action does say that the industry "has a public responsibility relating to the marketing of its product, since its use is illegal for more than 80 million underage Americans." The document states that the industry can fulfill its responsibilities by ensuring that:

  • the message adolescents receive through the billions of dollars spent on industry advertising and responsibility campaigns does not portray alcohol as an appropriate rite of passage from childhood to adulthood or as an essential element in achieving popularity, social success, or a fulfilling life;
  • the placement of alcohol advertising, promotions, and other means of marketing do not disproportionately expose youth to messages about alcohol;
  • no alcohol product is designed or advertised to disproportionately appeal to youth or to influence youth by sending the message that its consumption is an appropriate way for minors to learn to drink or that any form of alcohol is acceptable for drinking by those under the age of 21; and
  • the content and design of industry websites and Internet alcohol advertising do not especially attract or appeal to adolescents or others under the legal drinking age.

Center on Alcohol Marketing to Youth director David Jernigan noted that the Call to Action "states that alcohol companies have a responsibility to see that youth are not disproportionately exposed to alcohol marketing, and that ongoing, independent monitoring of the placement of alcohol advertising is the surest way to enforce this standard."

"To reduce the appeal of alcohol to young people, the alcohol industry should heed the recommendations of the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine [to limit alcohol ads to outlets with underage viewer/readership of less than 15 percent] and the Surgeon General," said Jernigan.

Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona signaled his intention to issue the statement on underage drinking in 2005, but resigned last year without doing so.

"The Surgeon General's Call to Action places a heightened national focus on the public health crisis of underage drinking in our country," said Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), the lead sponsor of the STOP Underage Drinking Act, which calls for research on alcohol use by youth and establishes a national media campaign on underage drinking. "I commend this initiative as a way to bring more attention and explore promising solutions to the problem. I'm especially pleased that the broad-based effort complements the objectives and major elements in The STOP Underage Drinking Act which was signed into law last year."

Source: www.jointogether.org/news/features/2007/surgeon-general-calls-for.html


Scriptures Condemning Drinking Strong Drink

Judges 13:4, Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing.

1st Samuel 1:15, And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.

Proverb:20:1, Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Proverb 31:4, It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink.

Isaiah 5:22, Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.

Isaiah 24:9, “They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.”

Isaiah 28:7, But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
 


“I've stood for more sneers and scoffs and insults and had my life threatened from one end of the land to the other by this God-forsaken gang of thugs and cutthroats because I have come out uncompromisingly against them.” —Billy Sunday

Alcohol Kills!

“I tell you that the curse of God Almighty is on the saloon.” —Billy Sunday

“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.” —Billy Sunday

“The man who votes for the saloon is pulling on the same rope with the devil, whether he knows it or not.” —Billy Sunday


“Preaching will close more taverns than Alcoholics Anonymous will.”

—Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001), quoted from chapter seventeen of Dr. Hyle's inspiring book, Teaching on Preaching.

Billy Sunday (1862-1935)
 

Beer is for fools!!! 

“Whiskey and beer are all right in their place, but their place is in hell.”  —Billy Sunday


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