The Change Revolution
7/17/13 at 10:46 AM 12 Comments

What? Sam Adams Beer Doesn't Like God?

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Photo: Flickr/Daniel Lobo - Creative Commons

Chances are, something slipped past you last week. Yep – it was the Sam Adams God and beer controversy. I first noticed it when CBS Boston posted the story, and then a TV news network wanted my opinion about it. It appears that the beer maker produced a TV commercial quoting the Declaration of Independence. But for whatever reason, they left out the word “God:”

“All men are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” the actor in the commercial says. But the actual document reads, “…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

So the beer maker’s Facebook page lit up, other conservative sites wrote about it, and pretty quickly, Sam Adams executives apparently made the decision to pull it from view.

So the question is: As a Christian or a patriot, do you care? Do you drink beer? Is this another example of the culture war? Or just another case of Christians getting twisted up over something that doesn’t really matter? (Like raising thousands of dollars to fight a city council decision to drop a prayer from the start of a High School football game.) Does it matter?

I’d love to know your thoughts….

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