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Pub says drinking and theology are not good mixers
Proprietors of a bar have called time on a US diocese's innovative outreach program.
- Kevin J. Jones
- February 17, 2012
â€śThis was a misunderstanding and we hope to be able to work with the group again in the future,â€ť Stoneyâ€™s Bar and Grill owner Stoney Jesseph told CNA on Feb. 10.
On Jan. 26 Bishop Conley spoke to hundreds of young adults at the bar, which is less than five blocks from Denverâ€™s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. His topic was â€śAtheocracy and the Battle for Religious Liberty in America.â€ť
Shortly after the talk, however,Â organizers were told to find a different location for the program because of its â€ścontroversialâ€ť content and the fact that that some of the bar staff said they would refuse to work the event again.
â€śItâ€™s ironic that the talk itself pertains so well to what happened,â€ť said Chris Stefanick, director of the archdioceseâ€™s office for youth, young adults and campus ministry who helps run the event.
Stefanick said he was surprised to hear Jesseph's desire to work with Theology on Tap in the future given that the archdiocese was told by the restaurant that the gathering was â€śtoo controversial.â€ť
Full Story: Denver Theology on Tap inspires controversy, venue change
Source: Catholic News Agency