Quotes on Alcohol

The Church issued a statement on Thursday reemphasizing its position on alcohol consumption, in response to public debate on Utah about whether laws should be changed to accommodate the 2002 Winter Olympics. 

“The Church opposes the liberalization of Utah’s state or local alcohol regulatory laws to accommodate the 2002 Winter Olympics. Such an action would have an on-going effect on the citizenry of Utah long after the Olympics are over.  Utah’s long-standing alcohol laws to protect the public health, safety and welfare should not be eroded to appease short-term Olympic visitors to our state.” — “Church Speaks Against Alcohol at Olympics,” LDS Gems, October 2000